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Obituary for Jean Evans Crater

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Jean Evans Crater

June 7, 1924 - December 28, 2012

JEAN EVANS CRATER Jean Marie Evans Crater, 88, died December 28, 2012 of natural causes at the Legacy House in Ogden, Utah. Jean was born June 7, 1924 in Columbia, Pennsylvania to John Charles Evans and Ida May Fry. She attended elementary through high school in various cities in Pennsylvania graduating twice from high school, Bainbridge High School in her 11th year and Maytown High School in her 12th year. She married Clarence A. “Butch” Crater on November 11, 1942. They just celebrated their 70th anniversary. She worked for the Department of Defense for the Air Force as a civilian employee at Olmstead and Hill Air Force Base retiring in 1980. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, The National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, and Lady Shriners International. She enjoyed reading, playing solitaire and traveling. She and Clarence traveled to all 50 states collecting cups from all of them. They also have been to Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and India. She lived in Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming where they built a log home in Pinedale, Wyoming. They moved to Utah for health issues in 2010. Jean is survived by her husband Clarence, son John (Barbara), and daughter Sarah (Bruce) Schwab; two sisters, Ruth (Rick) Schena of Alexandria, VA, and Susan Presbruch of Little River, South Carolina as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews mostly in Pennsylvania. She was the proud grandmother of 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 2 great great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents and one great grandchild. Per her request there will be no public viewing or funeral. A private family ceremony will be held at a later date. If you so wish, Jean has asked that a donation to Shriners Hospital or Make a Wish Foundation be made in her honor. The family would like to thank Aspire Hospice and Legacy House of Ogden for their care of Jean. Cremation under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.


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Born: June 7, 1924
Died: December 28, 2012

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Vickie Ray posted on 1/7/13

I remember working with Jean at Hill AFB in the late 70's and watching her knit at her breaks and lunch time. She would use Angora yarn and I was sooooo jealous of her talent. I always wanted to learn how to make the hats. Also, being friends with John and Barb, I got to know her personally and enjoyed dinners and weddings with her.Then I got to see her other talent, painting. She was wonderful at anything she tried her hand at. I will never forget her sunny smile. It was fun to enjoy time with her and Butch. She will be greatly missed. God Bless


Suzie Povey Wilson posted on 1/6/13

I Remember as young child going camping and the gathering we all had. Having us over for sauerkraut and sausages also going to California to get Dad's trailer he bought and the scary trip back, LOL... also the 4 wheel drive trips we went on each springs, My whole child hood memories have you and Clearance in them , What a great blessing for me to have had you in my life. I Love You XOXOX


Colleen Mann posted on 1/6/13

I remember so well when you lived next door to us. Mike and I enjoyed going to your Fakawee campouts. I also enjoyed cutting yours and Clarence's hair for many years. We will miss the Christmas cards you always remembered to send.