Jennie E. Crawford, 83, from American Fork, Utah, passed away on July 4, 2022, in American Fork, Utah, surrounded by her family and friends. Jennie was a spirited person, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved spending time in her garden, quilting, crocheting and sewing. Jennie had an excellent green thumb and loved sharing the fruits of her labors with all she knew. For most of her adult life, she raised her six children while working at various jobs to help support her family. She loved all the people she served.
Jennie was born in Safford, AZ in 1939 and lived with her grandparents. Her biological mother passed shortly after her birth. She enjoyed living with her Grandfather and Grandmother Morris who lived close to her father, step mother and siblings.
Growing up with her grandparents gave Jennie a unique outlook that enabled her to live life with a well sharpened sense of determination, grit and resilience. Her resourcefulness and custom spunky style always showed through her hobbies especially while quilting, crocheting or sewing. She sewed hundreds of pajamas for her family. Getting a pair of "Grammy-Jammies" or a quilt became an honored Christmas tradition for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The most important part of Jennie's life is time spent with her husband George Crawford and the family they started together. She delighted in the time spent cooking, talking, joking, storytelling and laughing with all of them. The stories and jokes she liked to tell and hear became one way the family bonded and related to each other. Each joke and story had a tendency to take on a life of its own getting retold, refined, enhanced and seasoned with each telling, and all the better they became to Jennie. She often liked to pepper the jokes and stories with some sort of fun mispronunciation of a word or two, and add in potentially an enriched braggadocious ending, which her children loved to laugh with her about. The stories and jokes Jennie loved to tell and hear are a time honored treasure and legacy shared with each family gathering.
Jennie is proceeded in death by her husband George and survived by her six children: William and his wife Charilla, Jolene (Minarik) and her husband Bob, Michael and his wife Stacie, Rebecca (Goncalves) and her husband Danilo, Lewis, Douglas and his wife Sherrie. She is also survived by her fifteen grandchildren, and twenty-eight great-grandchildren.
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