Obituary: Willetta Stanton | PosteIndépendant.com
December 21, 1929 – November 20, 2021
Willetta Jane Crawford passed away peacefully on November 20, 2021. She was born December 21, 1929 in Meeker, Colorado, to Malvin William Crawford and Ruth Willetta Caldwell. After graduating from high school at Meeker High School in 1947, she obtained her teaching certificate from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado, where she met her husband, Maxwell Dean Stanton. After graduating in 1955, she taught elementary school in several communities on the Western Slope of Colorado. In 1965, she and Max, with two young children, moved to Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where they owned and operated Max’s Music Company. After retiring, Willetta volunteered and worked for several years in the medical records area at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs.
Willetta was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, Boyd “Bill” William Crawford and Robert “Bob” Henry Crawford as well as his son Roger Dean Stanton and her ex-husband Maxwell Dean Stanton. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Richard) Race of Lakewood, Colorado; two grandsons, Michael (Angela) Breed of Colorado Springs, Colorado and David Breed of Lakewood, Colorado; a brother, Malvin “June” Crawford of Meeker, Colorado and a sister, Arlene Niles of Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is also survived by two great-grandsons, Colton and Alexander Breed, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
As requested, there will be no service. Donations can be made on Willetta’s behalf to a charity of your choice.
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