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Wilma Fretz

Elmira, NY - Wilma L. (Smith) Fretz of Elmira, NY, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of 49 years of the late William H. Fretz who passed away May 8th, 2000. She is survived by two daughters, Darlene Moses of Elmira and Vivian Euzent of Sunnyvale, CA; five grandchildren, Christopher and Ronald Moses, Michael, Bryan & Danielle Euzent and seven great-grandchildren. She also leaves her brother behind, Milton Smith of Lagrange, KY. She was a foster parent for over forty years to more than 150 babies before she retired. A proud graduate of Odessa Central School Class of 1947, she often organized and attended all the class reunions. In addition to being co-owner of Bill's TV and Radio Service for over thirty years, she helped rear her grandchildren with the appropriate mix of love and homemade cookies. She volunteered for many years teaching Sunday School at her church, drove for Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, and also volunteered at Arnot Ogden Hospital nursing home. Her passion was going to McDonald's to share breakfast with friends and meeting with her Circle of Women Group. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Elmira with a luncheon to follow. Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY at the family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to First Presbyterian Church, 1054 W. Clinton St. Elmira NY 14905. Condolences at
Published in Star-Gazette on May 18, 2018
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