OBITUARY

Geniel Crandall

September 12, 1953August 8, 2018
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Geniel Crandall of Plano, TX returned to her heavenly home in the early hours of Wednesday, August 8, 2018 surrounded by friends and family. She was 64 years old. She ultimately succumbed to the effects of pulmonary fibrosis, a condition that was not diagnosed until the last month of her life. Born in Ogden, Utah in 1953, Geniel was as unique as her name. She shined as a light to everyone around her. Her love and compassion drew everyone to her. She emulated the attributes of her Savior, Jesus Christ the best she knew how. Indeed, it was His light that shined through her. She was kind to a fault and equally friendly to those whom she knew and those she had never met. Even in the days she spent in the hospital, her nurses would line up to serve her on their shifts. They knew she would never speak an unkind word, be berating, or complain about her situation. She would lighten their day with her humor and always thank them by name for all their efforts in her behalf. Even in her last days, she still made it a joy to be near her. Geniel worked early in life as a mortgage underwriter, but her most important contributions came in her home and church duties. Geniel lived her life as a servant of God. A lifetime member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Geniel served people of all ages. Her favorite callings involved serving the youth of the church, which she did in the Young Women’s Organization and as an early-morning scripture study leader for high school aged youth. She also served as her local Relief Society president and area Primary (children’s group) president. And she raised four rambunctious boys to become good (and sometimes rambunctious) men. Preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Theo Mathie, she is survived by her husband of 45 years, David, four sons (Brian, Brent, Mark, and Scott), their wives, nine grandchildren (Jeremy, Nicole, Amanda, Matthew, Maxwell, Jera, Tyler, Andrew, and David) one brother, Steven Mathie, and two sisters, Sandra Hadley and Diane Tucker. A public viewing will be held at Ted Dickey Funeral Home (2128 18th St, Plano, TX) on Sunday August 12 from 7 – 9 p.m. Her funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building (2700 Roundrock Trail, Plano, TX) on Monday August 13 at 10:00 a.m. Her body will be interred at Plano Mutual Cemetery. Her family would like to thank the countless friends who came to see her the last month she spent in the hospital. She never had to spend more than a moment alone, even overnight. We would also like to thank the nurses at Methodist Richardson hospital and the doctors and nurses at UT Soutwestern Medical Center for their efforts in caring for her. Flowers can be sent to Ted Dickey Funeral Home prior to her services. If you would like to make a donation instead, we ask that you consider the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (pulmonaryfibrosis.org) or the missionary fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (https://www.ldsphilanthropies.org/missionary)

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, August 13, 2018
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Roxy Ogden

August 13, 2018

Dave and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We have such fond memories of you and your family from our years in Plano.

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bob and Roxy Ogden

Robin Albritton

August 13, 2018

David and I enjoyed traveling with Geniel and David. We also spent a lot of evenings going out to eat. We talked and laughed much of the time, sometimes we were serious, but mostly enjoying our company and testimony. The last trip we were able to make with the Crandalls was in 2015 when we went to New York City. We visited the temple there. David and Geniel were proxy parents to David when he was sealed to his parents in the Manhantan New York Temple.

We got to stroll the streets of Nauvoo, the Trail of Hope, eand walk through the gardens where the Women's Monuments are displayed. We stood before the memorial at then end of the trail to discover if our family names were listed there.

We walked through Palmyra and the forest where Joseph Smith saw Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father.

It was always so very special to walk the temple grounds up to the temple doors and be able to go inside and do work for those who have passed on without having heard the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Many special moments in which the spirit was present. Many laughs and insights shared. We love you David and Geniel.

Jill Bailey

August 12, 2018

I've known Geniel and Dave since they moved to Texas. They came as a "matched set" and were rarely seen one without the other. Geniel was special. I enjoyed seeing her at church events where we would get caught up on family and the latest craft projects and church callings. Those events won't be the same without her smile and fun laughter. She will be missed, but I know she is busy in the events on the other side. She was a true friend, and I loved her. It was a privilege to have known her.

Krikit Rast

August 12, 2018

I’ve known Geniel for most of my life, so trying to share just a few favorite memories is difficult. But, definitely up there in my favorites are watching her walk into church each Sunday with 4 busy blonde boys. Watching her wonderful mom skills made me hope I’d have busy blonde boys some day... and I did! 4 - just like her (but I also got a girl in the mix). Another favorite memory of mine is Geniel’s love of Christmas. My goodness, I wanted to go to her home every year at Christmastime and bask in the warmth of the season. I love this tiny giant of a woman and will miss her so much!!

Greg Christensen

August 11, 2018

I have loved being in the same LDS ward as the Crandalls. We asked Geniel to serve as the secretary in the Young Women's organization, and it was sweet to see how much she enjoyed serving those young women. She and Dave always wore surprisingly outrageous and matching outfits to our ward Christmas party. She was a city set on a hill, and a candle that gave light to all who are in the house.

Joshua Price

August 11, 2018

As a mom of rambunctious boys, Mrs. Crandall also had to put up with their friends. Always gracious and welcoming, she continues to serve as an example of parenting to emulate. May you find some measure of comfort in this challenging time of transition and loss.

Karen Niehaus

August 11, 2018

One of my first memories of Geniel is sitting together during Pack Meetings. We would talk and laugh and she would do her cross stitch projects. I always looked forward to going to the meetings, because we would have such a good time together, while being there for our boys. I remember gathering at Geniel's home for ornament exchanges over many years. Those were such fun times! Geniel was a great hostess! You always felt welcomed and comfortable while in her home. I admired Geniel for many reasons. Her love of family will always be what I remember the most about her! She adored Dave and everyone knew that he was her best friend! She always wanted the best for her 4 boys and their children. She loved them all, dearly! Geniel was valiant. She lived her life emulating the Savior and his example. You always felt better when you had been around Geniel Crandall! We will miss her, but look forward to seeing her again! I feel blessed to have known her for so many years!

Brayden Olsen

August 10, 2018

Geniel is my sister’s (Marquee Crandall’s) mother-in-law, and Geniel loved my sister as her own daughter. From the moment my wife and I met Geniel at the marriage of my sister to her husband (Geniel’s son, Scott), I knew that my sister was truly blessed to have such a wonderful woman as her mother-in-law and, later, grandmother to Andrew and David (Scott and Marquee’s sons). Geniel welcomed us into her life when we met her, and we were blessed to have her as part of our extended family. She was—and will be in Heaven—a true and loyal servant of our Father in Heaven. Her love for the Gospel of Jesus Christ could be felt just as much as seen. We extend our deepest condolences to the entire Crandall family, and pray that the Lord will strengthen them through this time.

Donna Harris

August 10, 2018

Scott, we are so sorry for your and the family's loss. We pray for strength and comfort for all of you. May precious memories of your mother always be with you. John and Donna Harris

FROM THE FAMILY