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Elizabeth Crofts April 9, 1921 -- Dec. 14, 2005

Elizabeth Crofts of Eggertsville, a former food inspector and food editor, died Wednesday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. She was 84.

Born Elizabeth Walker in Juneau, Alaska, she grew up in Boise, Idaho. She had a bachelor of science degree in nutrition from the University of Idaho.

She interned for a year at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York City as a registered dietitian.

She worked as a food inspector with the federal Food and Drug Administration and later was food editor for Women's Home Companion magazine for four years.

In 1949, she married George D. Crofts Jr., and they moved to Buffalo.

Mrs. Crofts was a member of the Garret Club, Junior League, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and Concord Ski Club. She also was a board member of the Bristol Home.

She enjoyed tennis and bridge.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, George D. of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Dr. John W. of Buffalo; a daughter, Nancy E. Powel of Cincinnati, Ohio; and five grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Blvd., Snyder. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.


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