Carol M. Smith-Beeby, of Lyndonville, NY, passed away peacefully at the age of 78, with loved ones by her side on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo after a hard fought battle with acute myeloid leukemia.
Born August 3, 1943 in Lockport, Carol was a Wednesday’s child. She always laughed because her birth interrupted her mama Bessie’s lunch. Carol was a daughter of the late Perry Livingston Joseph Smith and Bessie June (Collins) Smith. She grew up in Lyndonville on a dairy farm on Marshall Road and graduated from Lyndonville High School. The family also lived in Norfolk, VA for a time, where she attended the Princess Ann high School, the place where she would meet the love of her life, Joel F. Beeby. The couple was married on January 1, 1965. Baptized in 1979, Carol was an endowed member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She attended the Medina branch and then the Lockport ward, where she was an active member and taught in Primary for many years. She worked for Fisher-Price Toys in Medina and also for ABCD Daycare in Medina and then in Holley. Carol loved her family and believed that families could be together forever. She enjoyed doing genealogy and working in the temple. Being of Native American lineage, Carol’s Native American name was “Running Bear”. She took a great pride and interest in her indigenes culture and heritage. Carol held a soft spot in her heart for all of nature, especially cats. Her fur-babies Buddy, Xion, Baby Yoda, Tigger, Toby and Fred aka Little One.
Carol was predeceased by her beloved husband, Joel Beeby in 2008 and seven siblings, Harold (Pat) Smith, Edwin (Beverly) Smith, Marylou (Richard) Smith Rupple, Robert (Barbara & Carol) Smith, Wally-A. Smith and Sally Kubatek.
Left to cherish her memory are her stepson, Robert (Jennifer) Beeby-Cook; daughters, Joanne (Tony) Martinez and Jeannie (Mark) Beeby-McNeil; eleven grandchildren, Joel (Autumn) Martinez, Jami Martinez, Courtney McNeil, Jodi (Tyler) Schook, Carrie Ann (Jake) Covert, Tony Martinez, Jr., Caitlyn McNeil, Toby Martinez, Tadd Martinez, Conner McNeil and Colleen Joelle McNeil; one great-granddaughter, Sophie Schook; two sisters, Muriel (late Keith) Newman and Patricia (Gary) Suzanne; brother in-law, Richard Kubatek; sister in-law, Jenny Smith; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23rd from 2:00-4:00pm at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Her funeral service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 24th at 2:00pm with viewing prior to the service from 1:00-1:45pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 6339 Hamm Rd., Lockport, NY 14094. Masks will be mandatory. Interment will be in Hartland Central Cemetery on Monday, Oct. 25th at 12:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Rises, www.hoperisesnews.com/donate or to PAWS Animal Shelter, 3371 Gaines Basin Rd., Albion, NY 14411.