Age 97 of Vacaville CA. went home to be with the Lord on 29 June. Born on March 30 1908 in Philadelphia PA she lived during much of her early years in the Hammonton NJ area. She lived many years in Pennsauken NJ. moving again to Philadelphia in her latter years before moving to California. She was a member of the Bustleton United Methodist Church for many years.
Ethel was pre-deceased by her first husband Charles R. Wilson Sr. and by her second husband Charles A. Alt. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Doris and William Rafferty of Vacaville CA with whom she lived and her son and daughter-in-law Charles and Alice Wilson of Murrells Inlet SC. She is survived also by a step-daughter and son-in-law Anna and Timothy White of Arlington VA and a step-son and daughter-in-law George and Kathy Alt of Cresco PA. Also surviving are two sisters Mrs. Grace Earling of Hammonton NJ and Mrs. Ruth Shillito of Ocean City NJ and many nieces and nephews.
Nanny as she was known by her seven grandchildren three step grandchildren thirteen great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren loved to crochet and knit and was a favorite of them all during the frequent family gatherings. They would all sit and watch fascinated as she knitted or crocheted various articles of clothing and stuffed creations. She was a great cook and some of her recipes have become family legends.
THE SNOVER-GIVNISH FUNERAL HOME 1200 Route 130 North Cinnaminson NJ will be serving the family with the arrangements for her Services and Burial.
Friends may gather at the Funeral Home between 7 pm and 9 pm on Friday 8th July and 10 - 11 am Saturday 9th July. Funeral Services will be at 11 am on Saturday 9th July followed by Interment at her final resting place in the Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery Rt. 130 Cinnaminson NJ. In lieu of flowers it is the family's wish that donations be made to VNA Hospice 1900 Bates Ave. Suite A Concord CA 94520.
Published in Courier-Post on July 5, 2005