|Birth: ||Aug. 12, 1919|
|Death: ||Aug. 15, 2010|
In Memory of
Eva Lee Craik
Dr. Eva Lee Craik, age 91, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2010 in a local medical center. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church Chapel with Rev. Palmer McCown officiating, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Born August 12, 1919 in Gatesville, Texas, Eva Lee was the daughter of the late C. J. and Leona (Blair) Young. A graduate of McKinney, TX High School, she earned a B.S. degree from Texas Woman's University, an M.Ed from Hardin-Simmons University and an Ed.D from University of North Texas. Eva Lee married David Warren Craik on August 3, 1941 in Denton and moved to Abilene in 1953, coming from Corpus Christi. She was Professor of Biology at Hardin-Simmons for 22 years and was currently Professor of Biology Emeritus.
She was honored by many organizations, including: Who's Who of American Men and Women of Science; Fellow, Texas Academy of Science; Who's Who of American Women; member of American Assn. of University Women (AAUW); named Outstanding Educator in 1972 at HSU; named to "The Fellowship" at HSU as former faculty member of the year in 1993. Other organizations where she had served include: leader of Baptist Women, Mary Love Group; past president of Hendrick Auxiliary; past president of Former Faculty Staff at HSU; teacher of English as Second Language; member of Abilene Garden Club; member of Senior Choir at First Baptist Church; Sunday School teacher; and member Abilene Woman's Club.
Dr. Craik was preceded in death by her husband, David Warren Craik; her parents; stepmother, Babe Fern Young; brother, C. J. Young, Jr.; sister, Eloise Grab; and half-brother, Joe Bob Young. She is survived by four sons and their wives, Robert A. Craik and Heidi of Washington Crossing, PA; David D. Craik and Priscilla of Atlanta, GA; Gary C. Craik and Charlotte of Houston, TX; and Dr. Philip L. Craik and Jan of Abilene; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Taylor Rankin, Dr. George Newman, Dr. Jesse Fletcher, Dr. Gary Stanlake, Charles Richardson, Dr. Julian Bridges and Dr. George Knight.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Hardin-Simmons University.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
First Baptist Church
1333 N 3rd St., Abilene, TX
David Warren Craik (1914 - 1963)
Elmwood Memorial Park
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