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Beverly Jane Thomas Crawford

Obituary for Beverly Jane Thomas Crawford

April 10, 1929 - May 31, 2017
Austin, Texas | Age 88


Beverly Jane Thomas Crawford, a resident of Austin, Texas, died peacefully at home on May 31, 2017, surrounded by family and caregivers. Beverly was born in 1929 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Vern and Winnie Mae Thomas. She moved with her family to Chicago, St. Louis, and Long Island, New York.

While attending Shelton College in New Jersey, Beverly both completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music, and met her future husband, Robert Vernon Crawford. They met while she was decorating for a Halloween party, and married on June 10, 1956.

Beverly was a pastor's wife and stay-at-home mother to their four children. The family lived in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York State, and New Hampshire before finally returning to her beloved Texas in 1978.

Beverly played piano and organ in many churches during her lifetime, the last being Cornerstone Church in Irving, Texas. She also led the Community Chorus in Cambridge, New York and taught piano and organ to many students in New York State and New Hampshire. After her children were grown, Beverly worked several years in the library of DeVry University in Irving.

Beverly was a generous woman, with a ready smile, and a willingness to lend a helping hand.

Beverly is survived by her husband, Robert Crawford; her children, Judi Black, Ken Crawford, Kathleen Walls, and Keith Crawford; her grandson, Jared Crawford; and her step-granddaughters, Carolyn Black-Coffey and Athene Reyes. Beverly is predeceased by her father, mother, and sister, Gwendolyn.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice Austin and the staff and caregivers of HALO Senior Care for much loving support, attention, and care.

A Memorial Service will be held for Beverly on Saturday, June 3 at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church (First Austin), 901 Trinity Street, Austin, Texas 78701.

Attendees are encouraged to dress in colorful clothing as they join the family in celebrating Beverly's life.

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2620 S. Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
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