Jack L. Crawford, 90, of Chandler AZ passed away peacefully on November 23, 2011. Jack was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will always be remembered for his quick wit and clever sense of humor. He was born in LaPorte City, Iowa on November 17, 1921, the son of Clarence and Jesse Ochs Crawford. Jack graduated from Jesup High School, was in the Navy during WWII and attended Iowa State University, taking engineering courses. Jack married Grace Herrmann on August 22, 1946. After several years living and working in Iowa, they moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1956 where Jack secured a job at Garrett Aviation. Jack continued working for Garrett until 1987, retiring as a Master Design Engineer. During his time in Arizona, Jack enjoyed working on his 7.7 acre Pecan farm in West Phoenix until 1993 when they sold the property and moved to Chandler. He is survived by his wife Grace, daughter Tina Lansburg (David), grandson, Jared and sister Mary Sewell of Waterloo, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Carla Jo, brothers, Donald H. Crawford and Robert Crawford and sisters Joan Annett and Margaret Stewart. Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 noon, on Friday, December 2 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road. Inurnment will take place at 2:00pm, Friday, December 2 at National Memorial Cemetery of AZ, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to be made to The Salvation Army or Hospice of the Valley.
Francie & Steve Crawford
Dear Aunt Grace & Tina, Dave & Jared, We wish we could find the right words to express our heartfelt sympathy to you. We have been so blessed to have known Uncle Jack — he has touched ours and so many other’s lives with his special Crawford wit & wisdom! He will be dearly missed by all who have known & loved him. Just think ~ he and baby Karla are smiling down on you, joined with his witty brothers Bob & Don and lovely sisters Joannie & Margaret. Every time we saw him, it was obvious how much he loved his family & how proud he was of grandson Jared…what a great legacy to leave to your family: unconditional love & pride & happiness. May the many happy memories be a source of peace & comfort to you in the days ahead. Love to all, Francie, Steve & family
I am so sorry for your loss. May “the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) comfort and soothe your heart. His promises, found in the Holy Scriptures, can offer much hope. It assures us at John 5:28,29 that our loved ones will be remembered and brought back to life in the resurrection. Please allow God’s Word to strengthen you and help you to endure this most difficult time.
Grace, Tina, Dave and Jared,
Our deepest condolences to all of you. I will always remember Jack as a selfless man and a wonderful father and husband. May your wonderful memories of him with bring you comfort.
God Bless and Love to all of you,
Julie, Rick, Rikki, Frances and Gina
Becky & Victor Herrmann&Family
Our thoughts are with you Aunt Grace &Tina,Dave&Jared. Remembering Uncle Jack by his great smile. Our son Scott said Uncle Jack was always so funny he always made me laugh.His memory we hold dear in our hearts. Keeping you and your family in our prayers. Love you all, Victor,Becky&Family
Grace, Tina, Dave and Jared. With heavy hearts our thoughts and prayers are with you today and all days. Jack gave us his all, everyday, and anyday, what a great man, father, grandfather he has been to all of us.
All our Love,
Darin, Maria, Janae, and Nathan