español English

Obituary for Elizabeth Rae Foster Crandall

Elizabeth Rae Foster Crandall thumbnail

Elizabeth Rae Foster Crandall

September 30, 1922 - April 24, 2014

Elizabeth Rae (Betty) Crandall
9/30/1922 – 4/24/2014

Elizabeth Rae (Betty) Foster Crandall, of Ogden, Utah, died peacefully on April 24, 2014. She is survived by her beloved husband Ralph Garner Crandall of 70 years and children Jeff (Susan) Crandall of Menan, Idaho, Scott (Jackie) Crandall of Clearfield, Utah and Becky (Dexter) Bell of Centerville, Utah, 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, and sister Arlene Hailstone of Idaho Falls, Idaho. She was preceded in death by one grandson.
Betty was born in Glendale, California on September 30, 1922 to Raymond Andrew and Emma Ardella Foster, the second of four girls. She grew up in Riverside, California and met her husband who was stationed in California as a Navy pilot during World War II. They were married in the Salt Lake L.D.S. Temple December 29, 1943.
An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Betty served in many callings.
Betty was a loving wife, always concerned about the comfort of her husband. She was a fun, energetic, caring mother.
Betty had a love of learning. She enjoyed reading and studying in depth, especially about gospel topics. Crafting was her hobby, including knitting, counted cross-stitching and home remodeling.
We will miss our wife, mother and grandmother, but we are comforted in the knowledge that she will be welcomed by her family as she passes to the next life. Mom, until we meet again, we love you.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Ogden, Utah Orchard Park Ward Chapel, 3270 Orchard Avenue. Friends may greet the family from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Ogden City Cemetery.


Leave a Condolence

Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Time: 9:45 am - 11:00 am

Orchard Ward Chapel


3270 Orchard Avenue , , Ogden, Utah,

| Map

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Orchard Ward Chapel


3270 Orchard Avenue , , Ogden, Utah,

| Map


Life Event Timeline

Help tell the story of Elizabeth by contributing to the Life Event Timeline. Upload the photo of an event...

Post an Event

Timeline for Elizabeth Rae Foster Crandall

Born: September 30, 1922
Died: April 24, 2014

Condolences for Elizabeth Rae Foster Crandall

Jim cowles posted on 4/30/14

Jeff, Scott, Becky We were sorry to see that Betty had passed away. I hope that all is well and the knowledge we all share of eternity is of some comfort to you. We will (have missed) your mother she was one of the great people in my life. Know that we are thinking of you and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all Jim and Sue Cowles


Treonna posted on 4/29/14

Ralph and family, I did not take care of your family, mother, grandmother and great grandmother long, but I enjoyed every moment that I could. I could see a little of myself in Betty. She was small but full of dynamite :) The smaller we are the more we feel we need to show what we are capable of whatever we put our minds to. I loved when i would conversate with her and she would either play with my hair or simply put her soft hand on my cheek and try to explain a conversation she was trying to have with someone, it always started out with "and then I said". Ralph you have been such an amazing husband, father, grandfather and teacher. I am so very happy to have met you. You are an inspiration, you are strong, smart and so lovable, not to mention witty. The future will not be easy, we know that. You have a place in everyones heart at Aspen and you are more than welcome to come on over to either tell us a story or let us tell you one. We love you and Betty, just know our door is open when ever you need it, as well as our hearts, ears and tears. Best of luck to you and your family <3


Glen & Shirley Olsen posted on 4/29/14

Crandall Family--- We are so sorry for your loss. Betty was a loving and caring person. We used to be members of the Orchard Park Ward. When we were there though, it was called the Ogden 27th Ward. Ralph, we hope you remember us. We lived on Adams Avenue, not far from the ward. Some days we would walk to church. Betty will surely be missed! But remember we will all get to see her again on the other side if we are worthy to be there, though. Our four kids, Rulon, Kelly, Michelle, and Clifton are in Utah but are scattered around. We have 13 grand-children and 4 great grand-children. Glen and I are sending you our condolences for your loss. We can't make it to the funeral. Glen has to work and my health isn't the greatest. You take good care of yourself. We have missed you and Betty. Luv you, Bishop Crandall! Shirley & Glen Olsen (Clinton, Utah)


Jason Roberts posted on 4/29/14

Crandall Family, Today I met your family Patriarch Ralph at the Etched in Stone Design. While we waited for Wally to arrive he and I got the opportunity to chat. I was there for business and he was in the area so he thought he would stop by. Our chat lasted for almost an hour and I was able to see the love in his eyes for his dear wife Betty. I don't believe it was by chance that we met there today. I lost a grandfather about 18 mos ago that lived with my wife and I. Ralph sure reminded me a lot of him. It was my pleasure to spend some time with him today and his words of encouragement and love to me who before this morning would have been a total stranger meant more than he will ever know. Your family is lucky to have such a wonderful father. Please take every moment you can to cherish him and listen to his stories from WWII. I can tell he is a wealth of knowledge and love. Just in our few minutes together I could feel his love for Betty and I hope that as you look back on her life you will know how blessed she was to have such a wonderful companion. My condolences on Betty's passing and to Ralph, "God be with you til we meet again" Thank you my new friend!