A casual gathering to celebrate the life of Ruth Crawford, 78, of Rockdale, was held Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home with Dr. Greg Nichols of First Christian Church in Lexington officiating.

Mrs. Crawford died Thursday, July 1, at her home in Rockdale.

She was born June 12, 1932, in Grimes, Oklahoma, to R.Y. and Beaula Jones.

She married Robert Crawford on March 20, 1949, in Shamrock.

Mrs. Crawford was a Rockdale resident for the past 22 years and a retired bookkeeper with her family’s store.

She was a member of Rockdale Christian Church, Women’s Fellowship, Rockdale Area Caring Friend and Thursday Reading Club and was a VistaCare Hospice volunteer.

Mrs. Crawford was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Crawford, on Aug. 6, 2002, and a sister, Patsy Siefken.

Survivors are a son, Jay Crawford and wife Jayne of Austin; two daughters, Sue Prince and husband Gary of Arlington, Linda Culberson and husband Jim of Yazoo City, Mississippi; a grandson, Mickey Crawford of Austin; and a brother, Myrl Jones and wife Lorene of Radford, Virginia; also, a number of nieces and nephews, including Stephen Jones and Vicki Ramsay.

Memorials may be made to Rockdale Area Caring Friends, 1800 Yokley, Rockdale, TX 76567 or to Thursday Reading Club, 1001 Cady, Rockdale, TX 76567.

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