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Elizabeth Jean "Betty" McDonald Crawford
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Birth: Jan. 21, 1934
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Aug. 1, 2012

Elizabeth “Betty” Jean McDonald Crawford, 78, passed away peacefully on Aug. 1, 2012, after a battle with Alzheimer’s.

She was born on Jan. 21, 1934, in Hibbing, to Hiram and Myrtle McDonald. Betty married Ferdinand (Fred) Crawford in 1954, and they moved to Idaho in 1962. They were married for 20 years and raised their three children.

Betty had a love for taking care of people. She not only raised her three children, but took care of her grandchildren as well as some of the neighborhood children.

Betty’s heart truly never left Hibbing, and she often shared many childhood memories, as well as spent many summers taking her own children back to visit family.

She became a CNA in 1972 and loved working with the elderly. When she wasn’t helping others, you would find her painting, taking care of animals or getting together with family and friends.

Betty is survived by her sister, Ruth Ann (Elmer) Carter, of Colorado Springs, CO; daughter, Barbara (Harry) Smith, of Boise, ID; son, Michael (Nancy) Crawford, of Boise; daughter-in-law, Kathe Crawford-White, of Montrose, CO; grandchildren: Jake, Andi, Courtney, James, Rachael and Casey; and great-grandchildren, Chance and Cash.

She is preceded in death by her son, David Crawford; brothers: John, Thomas (Tom), Robert and Bernard; and sisters: June and Mary Lou.

The family wants to thank Ashley Manor and St. Luke’s Hospice for helping Betty and her family through the last couple years of her life.

A celebration of Betty’s life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Municipal Park in Boise, Idaho. At a future date, another celebration will occur in Hibbing, when Betty is laid to rest.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Family links: 
  Hiram James McDonald (1892 - 1976)
  Myrtle Elizabeth Morrissey McDonald (1890 - 1970)
  Thomas William McDonald (1923 - 2000)*
  Bernard James McDonald (1929 - 2005)*
  Elizabeth Jean McDonald Crawford (1934 - 2012)
*Calculated relationship
Maple Hill Cemetery
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Barb
Record added: Sep 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96338907
Elizabeth Jean Betty <i>McDonald</i> Crawford
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Elizabeth Jean Betty <i>McDonald</i> Crawford
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- Joe O'Brien
 Added: Jan. 10, 2016
May you rest in peace.
- Barb
 Added: Sep. 1, 2012

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