Helen J. Crawford

HAMPDEN - Helen J. (White) Crawford, 83, passed away peacefully Oct. 19, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness. Helen was born Oct. 11, 1930, in Old Town the daughter of Frederick and Bernice White.

Helen was a longtime resident of Hampden where she and her husband owned and operated Crawford's Import Auto, Inc. She was a member of the Whitcomb-Baker VFW Post No. 4633 Ladies Auxiliary as well as a member of the Sunshine Club of the Anah Shrine. Helen will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.

Helen is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Eugene L. Crawford of Hampden; children, Eugene "Chip" L. Crawford Jr. and wife, Donna, of Hampden, Pamela R. Crawford and James Plummer of Tomball, Texas, and Paula J. Spinney and husband, Jeffrey, of Corinth; grandchildren, Stephanie, Ryan, Paul, Jacob, Emily, Justin, and Amy; great-grandchildren, Justin Jr., and Owen; her brother, Howard White; brother-in-law, Paul Crawford and wife, Joyce; her sister-in-law, Joan Welch; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Helen was predeceased by her parents; and brothers, Gerald and Bernard White.

Helen's family extend a special thank you to St. Joseph's Hospice and particularly Helen's close friend Eleanor Willey for the compassionate care during her illness.

Family and friends are invited to visit 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden, where a funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, with the Rev. Dick Woehr officiating. Memorial contributions in Helen's honor may be made to Alzheimer's Association Maine, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite2C, Scarborough, ME 04074. Messages of condolence and memories may be shared through www.hampdengilpatrick.com.

Funeral Home

Brookings-Smith Hampden Chapel
45 Western Avenue Hampden, ME 04444-0310
(207) 862-3660

Published in BDN Maine on Oct. 21, 2013