WINIFRED Smith, who has died aged 93, was a talented musician.
She had spent her life playing and teaching music.
Miss Smith, who never married, was born in 1911.
She grew up in Lindley with her brother Benjamin and sisters Gertrude, Katherine and Marjory, who all died before her.
She received music training at Huddersfield Technical College before gaining a Bachelor of Music degree at Durham University.
She gained her Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music and was made an Associate and Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.
After her studies she became deputy organist of the Wesley Methodist Church at Lindley.
In 1935, she became organist at Gledholt Methodist Church before being appointed organist of Bethesda Methodist Church at Elland in 1938.
At that time she was studying with Dr R J Baker, of Sheffield Cathedral.
Miss Smith also spent time studying under Sir Edward Bairstow while he was master of choristers at York Minster.
In 1948, Miss Smith started teaching music at Royds Hall High School.
She stayed until 1955, before taking up a lecturing post at Huddersfield Polytechnic. She later became deputy head of music.
Miss Smith played the organ at St Paul's Church in Huddersfield during the 1940s and early 50s.
Eminent Huddersfield musician Sir Walter Parratt - himself a former organist at St Paul's - spotted Miss Smith playing in 1950 and invited her to join a select band of organists at the jubilee celebrations of Hornsey Parish Church in London.
In 1956, Miss Smith became organist at Kirkheaton Parish Church.
Then living at Trinity Street, she spent 14 years playing the organ and organising the choir.
She remained living in Huddersfield until 1999, when she moved to Rosewood Residential Home in New Mill.
Staff described her as a "lovely lady".
Her final home was at Aden View Residential Home in Newsome.
Miss Smith died on June 21.