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Myrtle Boswell Crabb
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1920
Jackson County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jul. 27, 2008
Greer County
Oklahoma, USA

Myrtle Crabb, 87, of Mangum and formerly of Duke, passed away early Sunday morning, July 27, 2008, at the Mangum Community Hospital.

Mrs. Crabb was born in Altus on Oct. 17, 1920, to Loyd Thomas and Elizabeth Elvira (Kizziar) Boswell. Beginning school at Victory, she completed the eighth grade and transferred to Duke where she graduated. On Aug. 5, 1937. She married the love of her life, Bonnell Crabb, in Gould at the home of Robert and Nettie Bonner who were dear friends. Bonnell preceded her in death in May 1991 after 53 wonderful years of marriage.

After establishing their home in Duke, Myrtle worked at the Pixie Shop in Altus for many years and later was a child care provider who provided loving care for children whom she dearly loved. She was an excellent seamstress and loved spending time with her family and friends.

Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Elsa McElhose; three brothers, Leo Boswell, Curtis Boswell and Loyd Boswell; and one son, Donald Keith Crabb in 2008.
She is survived by three children, Loyd Lee Crabb and wife Kay of Sayre, Nancy Lejune of Duke and Iris Evans and husband Lee of Granite Shoals, Texas; seven grandchildren, Kelly Crabb, Kevin Crabb, Mark Crabb, Kathy Graham, Paul Baird, Kenneth Baird and Renee Luig; 12 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday at the Duke First Baptist Church with Pastor Gary Paul Baird officiating. Interment will follow at Duke Rock Cemetery under the direction of Greer Funeral Home of Mangum.

Online tributes may be made to the family at

Family links: 
  Loyd Thomas Boswell (1882 - 1968)
  Elizabeth Elvira Kizziar Boswell (1886 - 1926)
  Bonnell Grover Crabb (1917 - 1991)*
  Gussie Mae Boswell (1909 - 1917)*
  Curtis Thomas Boswell (1911 - 1986)*
  Loyd Odell Boswell (1913 - 1958)*
  Myrtle Boswell Crabb (1920 - 2008)
*Calculated relationship
Rock Cemetery
Jackson County
Oklahoma, USA
Maintained by: Okie Sister
Originally Created by: Wanda Jackson
Record added: Jul 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28605036
Myrtle <i>Boswell</i> Crabb
Added by: Cynthia Joy Ashley
Myrtle <i>Boswell</i> Crabb
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- Wanda Jackson
 Added: Jul. 29, 2008

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