Marnita Walden Crow
December 4, 1924 – November 4, 2019
Marnita Moody Walden Crow (Mona) died peacefully on Monday, November 4, 2019. A native of Dothan, AL, Monty was born December 4th, 1924.
Mona was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Calvin C. Crow, and her grandson, Riley Walden Scruggs. She is survived by her daughter, Jan Crow Scruggs (Dale), her grandchildren John Scruggs (Bobbi) and Julieta Scruggs, and her great-grandchildren Charlotte and Jacob Scruggs.
Mona was a lifelong learner. She graduated from Dothan High School and then received a degree from Huntington College (Montgomery, AL) in 1946 in Biology. While in graduate school, she taught at Huntington and then Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University). At one time, she was the only Genetics professor at Auburn. Later, she became a substitute teacher and loved developing relationships with the Junior High and High School students.
Mona was an avid member of the American Volkssport Association and walked a total of 7817 kilometers (4857 miles). She loved the outdoors, particularly hiking in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee and collecting shells along the beaches of Alabama and Florida. While in her fifties and sixties, she hiked to the top of Mount Leconte in Gatlinburg, TN (twice) and bought a motorcycle.
Mona was a loving mother and grandmother who found her greatest joy in her daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
- Visitation Thursday, November 7, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, November 7, 2019
Marnita Walden Crow
Janet Parker Furlong
November 6, 2019
I knew Mrs. Crow as the mother of my friend, Jan. She was always so nice to me, and that means a lot to kid. I remember two things about her that were so interesting to me. She walked really fast, and I could tell she was smart. My mother told me, when I mentioned it, that she indeed was extremely smart and had majored in math or science (unusual for that time) and had taught university level classes. I was fascinated. Now, I see she walked to the top of mountains. Makes total sense. What a special lady! I was so glad when she friended me on FB all these years later. God bless her and love her! She lived her life well. Praying for comfort for Jan and Dale and the whole family. ❤️