|Birth: ||Aug. 30, 1929|
|Death: ||Apr. 14, 2011|
Connie Ione Crooks, 81, of Missoula, passed away on
Thursday, April 14, 2011, at Village Healthcare of natural causes.
Connie was born on Aug. 30, 1929, in Shelley, Id, to Oliver and Alba Humphreys. She was the fifth of seven children. In her youth she attended Shelley High School and enjoyed working at the PDQ drive-in.
On Sept. 4, 1948, Connie married Claxton J. Crooks. They celebrated their wedding with Clax pushubga wheelbarrow down the streets of Shelley with Connie riding alon inside.
The couple had three daughters and moved to Missoula in 1960. Connie enjoyed staying at home with their girls until Clax died of cancer in 1969. She then west st work at St. Patrick Hospital, attended bussiness school and eventually began her own daycare.
Connie loved camping and taking long drives. She made a point of taking vacations with her friends and fammily. She loved playing card games, making candy and celebrating holidays. Connie was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Lastter-day Saints and she enjoyed working with the youth and teaching Sunday school. She was a supportive, caring and loyal friend.
A great storyteller; Connie often shared memories of her childhood and growing up on her family farm during the Great Depression, She will be remembered for her sense of humor and her sharp mind.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, daughters, Debra and Glenda, and siblings, Rayo, Mona, Verra and Kenneth.
She is survived by her daughter Leslie Crooks of Libby; two grandchildren, Cammeron Granger and Bethany(Derek)Harbour of Missoula; and two sisters, Winnona Evans, of Pocatello, Idaho, and Pat(Courtney) Leisman of Provo, Utah. She is also survived by two great-granddaughters, Charlotte and Sophie.
A viewing will be held 7-8:30, Thursday , April 21 at Garden City Funeral Home. A funeral will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Third Ward, 3050 South Ave. Burial will take place at 1pm Saturday, April 23 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Shelley.
Garden City Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Oliver Humphreys (1888 - 1942)
Alba Leah Jensen Humphreys (1893 - 1969)
Claxton J Crooks (1925 - 1969)
Debra D Crooks (1953 - 1972)*
Glenda Gail Crooks (1955 - 1995)*
Connie Ione Humphreys Crooks (1929 - 2011)
Virginia Jearlene Humphreys Leishman (1936 - 2012)*
Created by: Annie
Record added: Apr 21, 2011
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