April 11, 1930 – August 2, 2018
Jean was born April 11,1930 in Dilliner, Pennsylvania to parents Charles E. Garrison and Madalene Cowell Garrison, and died August 02, 2018, in Conroe, Texas.
She attended KEENER Elementary school, a one room school house, and Pt Marion High School Class of 1948. It was at Keener grade school that she met her future husband Thomas F. Crawford (Tom). Jean and Tom were married at Dixie Church on July 22, 1950. They had two children: Thomas F. Crawford II (wife Gisella Crawford) and Mercedes I. Crawford-Jones. There are five grandchildren and two Great Grandchildren; Kimberly Jean Crawford Keto, Ashley Sue Crawford, Brittney Kay Crawford, Logan Crawford Jones and Dawson Garrison Jones. Great grandchildren: Thomas Joseph Keto and Ella Jean Keto, who gave Mrs. Jean a smile when she heard of her birth the day before she passed. Jean was close to her family; Edward Garrison and wife Virginia of Big Canoe Ga. and Jacob Garrison and wife Georgia, of Augusta National, Fayette, Pa. Glen West (desc) of New Jersey and many nieces and nephews.
After graduating from High School in 1949, Tom took a job offer to work in the Oil fields of Venezuela in 1954. Jean followed Tom to various Oil Field Camps in Venezuela and always made a house into a happy, lovely home. They spent 23 years in Venezuela and after a two year assignment in Houma, Louisiana, they moved to Quito, Ecuador, where they had a full floor lovely apartment with a view of snow capped volcanos.
Don Tomas, as he was known there, retired from "putting oil in the tank" and they moved to Texas in early 1991. Jean picked a new golf course home in Montgomery and named it "La Casona de Jean", Jean's Big House. She and Tom spent their retirement years there until January 2018, when they moved to Woodhaven Senior living facility in Conroe, TX.
Jean rescued two animals, Max and Mr. Lucky, whom she loved dearly. Max was her beloved dog, who was never a step or two behind her. Mr. Lucky the cat was bottle fed when she found him abandoned outside. Her other beloved dog Sugar preceded these two, and was just as loved.
Please consider making a donation in Jean's name to either the SPCA at www.houstonspca.org or Habitat for Humanity at www.houstonhabitat.org.
Burial services will be held at Wolfe Cemetery, Dilliner, Pa. at 11:00 am Saturday, October 13, 2018, Reverend Mark Blair, Mt. Pleasant UMC officiating. Guest Luncheon will be held at the Church at 12:00 Noon. Flowers may be provided by Miller Florist Smithfield, Pa. Phone 724-564-2696.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family by signing the guest book.
- Inurnment Saturday, October 13, 2018
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September 9, 2018
Jean was my Mother’s ( Jo Ruth Fuller) very best friend.
Mama Jean and Daddy Tom have been fantastic positive forces in my life and my Parents A.J.Fuller and Jo Ruth.
Jean will be missed so much but as I told her husband Tom, when Jean got to the Golden Gates my Mom was the first to greet her and welcome her to Heaven.
R.I.P. Mama Jean, you have meant so much to me and my family.
Vaya Con Dios!
August 10, 2018
What a dear friend Mrs Jean was to me. I looked forward to spending time with her and Tom and Max and Mr Lucky often. I was blessed to be her friend, and happy to be with her to offer comfort and support. My condolences to her family, who has now become like my own family. Rest easy, Mrs Jean. You will be missed very much.
August 3, 2018
For many years Ms Jean and Jefe have been dear friends to my family. We have for years shared gardening and fruit tree grafting well as many other mundane issues. My family’s existence in April Sound would not have been tolerable without the Crawfords .Jean’s last request to my bride was to meet my grandson Martien. Jean will be missed . May the GODS bless her soul.jenks