September 19, 1913October 31, 2012

Lois “Nanny” Crutchfield went home to be with her Lord on October 31, 2012 having just reached her 99th birthday on September 19th. Her family had recently gathered for a happy celebration in her honor at the Glencroft Retirement Community in Glendale, Arizona where she lived. Lois was all things in life that we can only wish to be; a wonderful, sweet, kind lady, wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and very best friend. Rest in peace our lovely angel.

She was born Lois Mildred Huff to parents Jess and Effie in Dustin, Oklahoma on September 19, 1913. She was the oldest of three girls and her wonderful, close sisters include Tressie and Blondel. Lois married Vertis Marion Crutchfield on December 24, 1932 in Roswell New Mexico. They had four children and were very happily married for 71 years. Vertis passed away in 2004.

Throughout her life Lois lived in cities in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Washington State and Texas. She and her husband moved often throughout their lives together, and enjoyed the challenges that change often brings.

She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening, church activities, cooking, shopping, reading and “working” puzzles. Lois was a member of the Church of Christ her whole life and attended most recently the Black Canyon congregation.

She loved and so enjoyed all of her family and friends. She was “a favorite person” to many people who knew her even if it was just for a short time. Her kindness sweetness and lovely sense of humor will be so missed.

Lois is survived by her son Michael Vertis Crutchfield, and daughters Carole Ann Oliver and Kathleen Lynn Knoblauch.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 3, 2012


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Melba Copeland Peterson

November 3, 2012

Lois...So beautiful inside and out. Always warm and friendly. She just made you feel special, a blessing to all who knew her. Carol, Mike, and Kathy, I know you will miss her, but I love what Rick wrote that she is Safe in the Arms of Jesus.


November 3, 2012

You have my deepest sympathy. May good memories provide solace for your family during this challenging time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again in Paradise. John 17:3

Marianne McCullough

November 3, 2012

Lois was a special Lady and will be greatly missed. If we could be half as good as she was the world would have no problems. She was loved by all that knew her and a special person to me. I love you Lois. Marianne McCullough

November 2, 2012

Rest in peace

Phil & LaFonda Britton

November 2, 2012

Lois was loved, cherished, and respected by everyone who knew her. She was a beautiful, gracious Christian woman who will be missed greatly here on earth, but we look forward to being with her one day in the Heavenly abode. Love, Phil & LaFonda Britton

Rick Lewis

November 2, 2012

Dear "Aunt" Lois was a wonderful Christian lady that I will greatly miss--that beautiful smile, the wonderful hugs and the kind, encouraging words. I rejoice that she is at home with the Lord, Safe in the arms of Jesus. In Christian Love, Rick Lewis