Helen Ann Crandall, age 89, of Big Spring, Texas, passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday, October 16, 2021 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, October 15, 2021 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born May 22, 1932 in Islip, New York and married Edmund H. “Ned” Crandall September 11, 1954 in Dansville, New York.
Helen attended school in Sayville, NY until she was fourteen when the family moved to Dansville where she completed high school. She entered the University of Rochester, New York School of Nursing and became a registered nurse, RN. Helen and Ned met on a blind date, married in 1954, and had 3 children. They moved to Big Spring in 1961. From 1967-1970, the family lived in Japan but moved back to Big Spring in 1970. Helen worked as a nurse at Hall-Bennett Hospital and was Director of Nurses at Cowper Clinic and Hospital and later worked as a school nurse for years with Big Spring ISD. Many summers were spent at Ned and Helen’s vacation home in Timberon, New Mexico. After retiring, she enjoyed spending time with grandchildren, travelling, working at the Chalet, knitting, reading, canning, and doing puzzles. One thing she will be remembered most for, were delicious, holiday cookies. She will be fondly remembered by those who knew and loved her.
Survivors include Husband of 67 years, Ned Crandall of Big Spring, TX. Sister, Elizabeth Jansch of Parker, CO. Brother, Tommy Jansch of Dansville, New York. Son, David Crandall of McKinney, TX. Son, Richard and Karmel Crandall of Aberdeen, MS. Daughter, Karen and Lawrence Thibeault of Big Spring, TX. 12 Grandchildren: Kimberly Bowling, Monica Stamper, Philip Gates-Crandall, Rebekah Honeycutt, Melanie Crandall, Katharine Burger, Joshua, Jonathan, Joseph, Elizabeth Crandall, Kenra and Luke Thibeault. 8 Great-Grandchildren: Brock, Gabriel, and Kaytlin Stamper. Abigail, Samantha, and Joseph Bowling, Henry and Daniel Honeycutt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Jane Jansch and brothers, James, Peter, Donald, and David Jansch.
The family suggests memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com