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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On January 31, 2019 @ 10:52 am In Obituary | 8 Comments

Grace Marie Crawford was taken to be with our Lord on Saturday, January 26th, 2019 in Gilbert, AZ. Grace was 93.

Grace was born on 7/5/1925 to John and Elizabeth (Delagardelle) Herrmann in LaPorte City, IA. Grace was the youngest of 7 siblings. Grace grew up on the family farm in Gilbertville, IA where she was relied upon to complete her chores each and every day. At the age of 20 she met her soulmate, Jack Leroy Crawford, and soon after married him on 8/22/1946 in Waterloo, IA. Grace and Jack left Iowa in 1956 in pursuit of job opportunities which took them to Arizona, California, Georgia and back to Arizona where they finally settled in 1969. She spent most of her life in AZ on a 7.7acre pecan farm about 30 miles west of Phoenix, and in 1993 eventually settled in a smaller home in Chandler, AZ close to her daughter Tina. Grace loved watching sports. She loved her Diamondbacks, Suns and Cardinals. Grace’s favorite athlete to watch was her grandson Jared. She thoroughly enjoyed watching him play sports from early elementary school through his college years. Grace loved gathering with friends and family and always made everybody feel like part of the family. She was Mom and Grandma to all who loved her and an Auntie that always made everyone feel special. Her strong faith and hope for humanity shined a bright light of life to all that knew her.

Grace is survived by her daughter Tina (David) and her grandson Jared (who is her pride and joy) and many nieces and nephews. Grace is preceded in death by her husband Jack, her daughter Carla Jo, her parents John and Elizabeth, her brothers Arnold, Francis and Vincent, and her sisters Louise, Sister Bernadine and Elizabeth.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Juan Diego Catholic Church, 3200 S. Cooper Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Grace’s name to The Society of St. Vincent De Paul.

“‘We love because he first loved us’ (New International Version, 1 John 4:19).”

Condolences for the family of “CRAWFORD, GRACE MARIE”

Condolence from Sarah on February 1st, 2019 4:28 pm

I loved and always will love Grandma Grace. We had a very special bond as I could talk to her about everything. She will always have a place in my heart. She was my family. My smile at all occasions. God bless her and I’m so happy she found her peace.

Condolence from Joe Goard on February 1st, 2019 5:08 pm

It sounds like she lived quite the life. May her memory be eternal.

Condolence from Kyle Weitman on February 1st, 2019 6:47 pm

I have loved Grace for my entire 64 years. She was amazing. Positive, upbeat, a joy to be around. ALWAYS! I hope she is in Jack’s arms because they will forever be “Jack & Grace”.

Condolence from Tammy on February 1st, 2019 8:23 pm

We are saddened by the loss of your beautiful Mother. It is obvious she was a wonderful woman! May she Rest In Peace and May you find comfort in wonderful memories and a love without end.

With our sincere condolences
Dale and Tammy Turner

Condolence from Julie Keziah on February 2nd, 2019 10:06 am

Our deepest condolences.
Grace was a classy, generous and beautiful woman.
We will always have her in our hearts.
Julie, Rick and Rikki

Condolence from Lisa A. D’Agostini on February 3rd, 2019 8:41 am

Our prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Andera Family on February 4th, 2019 8:49 pm

“Nothing can dim the light that shines within.”
Maya Angelo
This was Grace… always a bright smile and a warm embrace. We will miss you.

Condolence from Kendra Wohlert on February 6th, 2019 3:17 pm

Thank you for sharing this, Tina. You’re right, she made everyone feel loved and had such a sweet way about her and great sense of humor. I’m sorry you lost your mama, Tina, she had one amazing and loving life.

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