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Betty Roy Crawford
1925 - 2008
Betty Roy Crawford was born in Iowa Park, Texas, March 17, 1925. She passed
away at a Henderson hospital May 11, 2008. She was an active member
of South Main Church of Christ in Henderson for more than 60 years.
She graduated from Henderson
High school in 1942. She went on to attend Kilgore College, where she was one of the first classes of Kilgore
Rangerettes under Gussie Nell Davis.
During World War II, she moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where she worked
on projects on the B-24 Bomber, reading blueprints for General Dynamics.
After World War II, she married her high school sweetheart, Billy
Crawford in 1946, and enjoyed more than 62 years of marriage.
In 1950, Betty and Billy bought A. Crim Funeral Home and Crawford
Life Insurance Co., working side by side for 35 years until Crawford
A. Crim Funeral Home was sold in 1985.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Laura Dean; and
brother, Wesley Dean of Henderson.
She is survived by her husband, Billy Crawford of Henderson; two sons,
Gary Crawford and his wife, Sharlotte, of Fort Worth and Scott Crawford
and his wife, Debra, of Henderson; and sister-in-law, Gay Stephens
and husband, Carlton, of Henderson. Betty is also survived by her four
grandchildren, Victor Crawford and wife, Kristen, of Grapevine, Mitch
Crawford and wife, Holly, of Fort Worth, Crystal Crawford Bird and
husband, Mark, of Nacogdoches and Casie Crawford of Houston. She has
one great-grandchild, Callie Crawford of Grapevine, with another on