Margie Etea Crawford



Margie Etea Crawford, 93, of Eagle Point, Ore., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at Isabella English, an adult foster care home in Eagle Point.

Margie was born to James Melvin Towe and Nancy Lee (Garland) Towe, on February 11, 1916, near Clarksville, Arkansas. On November 19, 1932, she married Bud Crawford of Oklahoma. During their married life, they moved first to Los Angeles, then Crescent City, Calif. and finally to Medford, Ore. Along the way, they raised their three sons Troy T, James "Sonny" and Roy Don. Margie loved to work in her garden and was an avid crafter. Her quilts and afghans were much sought after and she made and lovingly presented one to each of her family members. She enjoyed attending church services and even when her sight and hearing began to fail, she listened to Bible stories and her favorite hymns on tapes and CD's. She believed in making the best of what you have and she was an unfailing source of good and sound advice on a wide range of topics. When she could no longer live on her own, she went to live with Bev and Mike Glasgow in their foster care home and they became part of her extended family. She will be missed.

Margie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bud; her brothers, Willie and James "Doc"; her sisters, Olie Mae and Grace; and her beloved niece Becky.

She is survived by her brothers, Jay and Jimmy; her sister, Edith Marie Russell; her sister-in-law, Viola; her sons, Troy, James "Sonny" and wife Gail, and Roy Don and wife Linda. She will also be missed by her grandchildren, Troy, Trudy, Shelley, Scott, Joe, Travis, Jason and Michael; and great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Katie, Justin, Ryan, Dylan, Troy, Joe, Taylor, Justin and Colton. She will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Saturday, August 22, 2009, at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Viewing will be available from 10:00-1:00, and a memorial service will begin at 2:00 and will be followed by interment.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation in Margie's memory be made to The Salvation Army.