Sarah Nelson Crawford

Location : Houston, Texas

Date deceased : Saturday, August 11, 2018

Sarah Nelson Crawford's obituary , Passed away on August 11th 2018 in Houston, Texas 3 Events
Are you a family member?

Everhere offers donations to grieving families to alleviate the costs associated with the death of a loved one.

Learn more

Sarah Nelson Crawford

Location : Houston, Texas

Date deceased : Saturday, August 11, 2018


Obituary

Here is Sarah Nelson Crawford’s online obituary. Please accept Everhere.com’s sincere condolences.

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Sarah Nelson Crawford of Houston, Texas, who passed away on August 11th 2018, leaving to mourn family and friends. You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family. You may also light a candle in honor of Sarah Nelson Crawford.

Four years thereafter the family moved to the Texas Hill Country, which Sarah called "God's country!' She lived for ten years year-round at Camp Capers, an episcopal church camp where her father Bill was the camp manager and her mother Kit was the camp crafts director. With her siblings she lived an idyllic life where the live oak trees dot the hills and the cypress trees shade the Guadalupe River. It was a magical and formative time for her.

She graduated salutatorian of Comfort high school in Comfort, Texas, and at TWU she quickly established herself academically & socially, joining the Aglaian literary social club, forming friendships she cherished throughout her life, and was elected class president each of her last three years there. After graduating, she served her alma mater in Admissions, and as an officer in the TWU Alumni Association, as Chairman of the Scholarship Committee of the Foundation; and the service she was most proud of— after tropical storm Allison flooded Houston's Medical Center she took over as campus manager for TWU's campus there for four years; repairing the damage from the flood and guiding the school through the construction of the new building on Fannin and Holcombe to moving the entire campus there. She is survived by her son, Gray, a Masters candidate in Interaction Design at Carnegie–Mellon University in Pittsburgh; by her husband Michael, who writes an occasional obituary; her siblings Jane, Alex, and Martha, of Austin and San Antonio; her sisters-in-law Nan and Barbara of Kenwood and West Hollywood, and Alice, brother-in-law Don, Garth, and Randy of LA, West Hollywood, and San Antonio, and Jim; and mother-in-law Louise of Katy, Texas; nieces and nephews Hannah, Alec, Kathryne, Emma, Will, Benjamin, and Miles, of Texas and California.

A service honoring Sarah's life will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at three o'clock in the afternoon at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas 77004. A reception will follow immediately after the service. As for memorials, in lieu of flowers (or chocolate), please donate to: TWU Foundation, Sarah Nelson Crawford Fund, P. O. Box 425618, Denton, Texas 76204.

For the visitation and funeral service information please see event section below.

Memories

There are no additional memories for Sarah Nelson Crawford at this time. You can add a memory to pay tribute to Sarah Nelson Crawford at any time.

Add a memory
Card image

Support the family

Offer the grieving family a sympathy gift to show that you share their sadness and are thinking about them during this difficult time.

Tributes to the memory of Sarah Nelson Crawford

Here are the tributes to Sarah Nelson Crawford who recently passed away in Houston, Texas.


Sympathy messages

Would you like to offer Sarah Nelson Crawford’s loved ones a condolence message? Write your message of sympathy today.


Card image
Discover the family story your DNA can tell.
Explore your DNA

Let’s open the dialogue about death

View all articles

Your past is just waiting to be discovered.

With AncestryDNA, you can find out your family’s story—and that only your DNA can tell. Build your family tree to forever etch the ties that bond your family together.

Learn more

Brought to you by: Ancestry.com

Receive obituary alerts

Never miss the death of a loved one again. Subscribe now and receive daily obituaries for the city/cities of your choice by Facebook or email.