on March 18, 2014 - 6:09 PM
Aug. 4, 1944 – Feb. 27, 2014
Elizabeth Ann Hodgson, a retired librarian at Niagara County Community College, died Thursday in Northgate Hospice, Wheatfield, after a long illness. The North Tonawanda resident was 69.
Born Elizabeth Lommasson in San Diego, she grew up in Lincoln, Neb., where she graduated from University High School in 1962.
Mrs. Hodgson received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and her master’s in library information science from the University at Buffalo.
For 15 years, she was a librarian at NCCC, retiring in 2003. She continued working part time for two more years.
Mrs. Hodgson volunteered with Meals on Wheels in North Tonawanda and was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she served as president of United Methodist Women. She also was a member of the church’s Hand Bell Choir for 25 years.
She was a member of the Church and Synagogue Library Association and the Amherst Quilt Guild. She made 32 quilts and wall hangings with the club. She also was a member of Fortnightly, a group of local women who got together monthly for book reviews and other topics, her family said.
Mrs. Hodgson loved to travel with her family. She had visited all 50 states, Norway, Spain, Italy and Russia. She went on a cruise to the Far East and Australia in 2012.
Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Gerald; a son, Craig; a daughter, Pamela Laycock; two brothers, Paul Lommasson and Timothy Lommasson; and a sister, Carol Wade.
A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church, 65 Main St., North Tonawanda.