Feb. 22, 1932 – Nov. 17, 2012
Evergreen Salter, a retired restaurant owner, died Nov. 17 in Buffalo General Medical Center. She was 80.
Born Evergreen Craig in Aldrich, Ala., she attended the Carlton Hill Baptist Church Elementary School and Bibb County Training School.
In 1949, she married Willie L. Salter and relocated to Buffalo with her husband.
Mrs. Salter continued her education at the Adult Learning Center and Buffalo State College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics Education.
Mrs. Salter taught at various Buffalo Public Schools as a substitute teacher.
In 1987, she opened Craig and Craig Twin Bakery at 400 E. Utica St. with her twin sister Everleen Davis. At its peak, the women had four locations in Buffalo and were the recipients of the 2000 Taste of Buffalo’s Best Dessert Award for their sweet potato pie. She was also part owner of the Salter Brothers Deli on Fillmore Avenue.
Mrs. Salter was an active and dedicated Catholic, who worked to develop the first Early Push Program in this area at St. Nicholas School, where she was appointed president.
Mrs. Salter worked bingo at St. Vincent de Paul Parish and was active with the PTA there and at Archbishop Carroll High School.
She taught handicapped young adults to bowl and taught an adult sewing class.
She was a member of the Buffalo City Planning Board and of the Greater East Side Businessmen’s Association.
Her husband died in 2000.
She is survived by a daughter, Alicia Holmes; a son, Craig; six sisters, Everleen Davis, Aubanese Poole, Hattie Hunt, Ivy Salter, Mary Rutledge and Bertha Cottingham; and a brother, Darryle Melton.
The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. today in St. Martin de Porres Church, 555 Northampton St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11.