Gertrude Violet Crichton
July 5, 1924 – July 16, 2018
Gertrude Violet (Hood) Crichton
Gertrude Violet (Hood) Crichton, 94, was peacefully called home on Monday, July 16, 2018. Born in 1924 in Philadelphia, she was the beloved daughter of the late John James Hood and Gertrude (Gale) Hood. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her devoted husband of 64 years, John William Crichton.
Gertrude loved music, especially Gospel and Country. She enjoyed watching the Golden Girls and any production starring Patrick Swayze. Attending Church, cooking and baking were Gertrude’s favorite activities. Her top priority, always, was her family and spending time with all of them.
Gertrude is survived by her brother, James Hood, Sr. (Harriet). She will be greatly missed by her children, Gertrude Reed, Oakford, PA, Katherine Lawyer, Mercersburg, PA, Patricia Anderson (Jack), Oakford, PA, Rosemarie Douts (Robert), Oakford, PA, Jacqueline Reid (late husband, Robert), Morrisville, John J. Crichton (Carol), Oakford, PA and Nancy Crichton (James), Oakford, PA. Gertrude was blessed with 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Service and interment are private. The family requests donations be made in Gertrude’s memory to a charity of the donor’s choice.