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Treva May (Crawford) West

Treva May (Crawford) West, 84, the baby daughter of John Martin and Mamie (Hogan) Crawford, peacefully passed over to the other side to be with Jesus on Monday, April 19, 2010, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Missouri.

She was born May 26, 1925 at Tone Hogan Ford near Houston.

Her mother died when she was 11 years old. She and her dad traveled to Meeker, Colorado, to the Rio Blanco Dude Ranch to live with her sister, Cleo, and husband Harry Jordan who operated the ranch. This is where her enjoyment of riding horses and rodeos began.

She attended schools in Houston and Cabool, Missouri, and Meeker, Colorado.

On November 16, 1942 she was united in marriage to Norman West at Ava, Missouri. To this union three daughters were born: Marcia Coleen, Norma Jean, and Trena Elaine, often referred to as “our girls.”

She helped Norman operate their canned milk routes as well as holding other jobs including the dietary department at Texas County Memorial Hospital.

She accepted Jesus as her Savior after she was a mother of three while attending Cabool First Baptist Church. She raised their girls in church, giving them a firm foundation for their spiritual growth. Her membership is with Simmons Baptist Church.

She was a hard worker and caregiver to many and enjoyed picking out Missouri black walnuts and sharing them. She also enjoyed scrapbooking. She enjoyed her loyal friends, Helen and Mozelle. They played many card games, dominoes, singings and dances, creating memorable memories.

Her family and friends raved over her homemade chocolate and coconut cream pies and her fried chicken. The great-grandchildren begged for G.G.’s blackberry jelly.

She spent many hours writing letters and cards as she always looked forward to the mail. It was a highlight of her day when there were letters.

She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandma, great-grandma, aunt, and friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1983; sisters Cleo Jordan, Mildred Flowers Coats, and Von Card; granddaughter-in-law Teresa Clifton; and lifelong friend Mary Ellen Salisbury.

Surviving are her daughters, Marcia and Jon Clifton of Houston, Norma Jean West of Cabool, and Trena and Wayne Wright of Greenfield, Missouri; grandchildren Jonathan and Ashlee Clifton, Joshua Clifton, Katrena Wright, Katrisha and Luther Ritchie; great-grandchildren Mariah, Connor and Kaelan Clifton and Kelsey and Alan Ritchie; other relatives and friends.

Services were Friday April 23, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in Evans Funeral Home. Jonathan Clifton and Wesley Wallace officiated. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Houston Senior Center.

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