Beth <I>Crawford</I> Dennett

Beth Crawford Dennett

Birth
Springdale, Washington County, Utah, USA
Death 24 Apr 2015 (aged 89)
Cedar City, Iron County, Utah, USA
Burial Springdale, Washington County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 145760456 · View Source
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On April 24, 2015, while surrounded by her loved ones, Beth Crawford Dennett passed into the loving arms of those who had preceded her.
Beth was born March 6, 1926 in Oak Creek to William Louis Crawford and Mary Jane Bean. She was the sixth child of seven. She lived in Oak Creek (now Zion National Park) until the National Park Service took their land in 1931. The family then moved to the south end of Springdale Utah.
Beth married Stewart Dennett, of Springdale, on August 25, 1944 in Fredonia, Arizona while he was home on leave for five days from the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater. After the war they started their married life and family in Springdale. They were married for 63 years, until Stewart's death on January 9, 2007. Stewart and Beth had five children: Wade B Dennett (St George, Utah), Rebecca Dennett (Cedar City, Utah), Denise Gonzales (Pueblo West, Colorado), Gregory S Dennett (wife Leslie) (Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado), and Lynn S Dennett (Hiroshima, Japan).
The family moved to Petrified Forest/Painted Desert National Park in 1961, where they remained until 1965. In December, 1965 they moved to Rocky Mountain National Park on the west entrance near Grand Lake, Colorado. They remained in Grand Lake until Stewart's retirement in 1979.
Utah was always the home of the heart for Beth and Stewart, so on retirement they moved to Cedar City, Utah to be near Beth's brother Loyd Crawford and his wife Ola. Stewart went back to work building roads on BLM land and Beth would frequently accompany him.
Beth worked hard all of her life raising and helping to support the family. She was an accomplished seamstress making much of the family's clothing, an excellent cook, a pianist, and wonderful homemaker. If there was a craft she wanted to learn, she would make it happen. She learned to do ceramic, decoupage, painting, embroidery among other things. Beth also created many beautiful quilts.
Beth was a loving mother, grandmother and aunt. Many of her children's friends also called her "Mom". Her sweet demeanor and loving heart brought her lifelong friends everywhere they went.
Beth was preceded in death by her husband Stewart Dennett, her parents, brothers Jasper L. Crawford, Loyd Lavon Crawford, sisters Elva Larene Twitchell, LaDessa Dennett Miller, and Bulah Hosey.
Beth is survived by sister Lily Bernice Russell (Henderson, Nevada), her five children, four grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and many loved nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Cedar West Stake Center, 725 South 1100 West, Cedar City, UT. Visitations will be Friday, May 1, 2015 at Southern Utah Mortuary, 190 North 300 West, Cedar City, UT from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the Cedar West Stake Center. Interment will be at the Springdale Cemetery in Springdale, UT at 3:00 p.m. under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.


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  • Created by: Sary Bitsoie
  • Added: 29 Apr 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 145760456
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Beth Crawford Dennett (6 Mar 1926–24 Apr 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 145760456, citing Jolley-Gifford Cemetery, Springdale, Washington County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Sary Bitsoie (contributor 47922314) .