Our Dad gained his wings, and we reverently rejoice with him as he reunites with his eternal angel sweetheart, Maralyn.
Ted Wells Crandall, 85, was an amazing Husband, Father, Grandpa, Great Grandpa and Great, Great Grandpa. He passed peacefully on October 13, 2022, at his home in St. George surrounded by his family.
He is the father of 5 beautiful angels who respected and loved him. He taught them to be independent and encouraged them in all they did including how to maintain a vehicle, build a fire, shoot a gun, thread a worm on a fishhook and dance a waltz.
Dad enjoyed spending time with his girls, hunting, fishing, boating, camping, and dancing with Maralyn. He enjoyed golfing and played many courses in his lifetime. When he went golfing, he found many opportunities to meet new friends, which was a common language to bring people together.
He was born January 27, 1937, in Springville, Utah to C. Gregg & Lula Crandall. He graduated from Springville High School in 1955 & joined the United States Navy. He married his high school sweetheart, Maralyn Kerby, in the Salt Lake Temple on June 1, 1956, by President Spencer W. Kimball.
He valiantly served his country in the last of the Vietnam War, the Korean Conflict & Desert Storm/Desert Shield. He was a top gun Navigator and was honored with several distinguished awards. He retired with over 30 years of service as a Senior Chief Petty Officer.
He graduated from Brigham Young University August 17, 1973, with a Bachelor of Science in Education to be an Automotive Mechanics Teacher. He was an example to all the students as he taught them how to “Wrench” with pride.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served faithfully where and whenever he was asked. Ted had a dedication and love for the gospel and was a true disciple of Jesus Christ as he freely extended charity and love to all. He held several callings in the church. He was a Temple worker in the Ogden & Bountiful Temples for 12 years.
After his 1st sweetheart earned her angel wings, he met & fell in love with his 2nd sweetheart Norma & was married for 4 wonderful and amazing years. Her family accepted him as a husband, father, and grandpa.
Ted is survived by his wife, Norma, Five daughters, Wendy Lee Crandall Jorgensen (Howard), Lesle Ellen Crandall Adams (Scott), Alese Marie Crandall Mortensen (Lane), Teddy Jo Crandall Rogers (Huey), and Heidi Sue Crandall Pitkin (Clay). He has 16 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, and 6 great, great grandchildren. He has a brother, Paul Crandall (Kathy) and his sister, Coleen Crandall Rigtrup (Newell). Also, the children of Norma are Darlene Wolfe Wyman, Bradley Wolfe (Roxann), Todd Wolfe (Bridgett) and Diane Wolfe Muse (Brett).
We would also like to thank all the special angels who helped him in his final days and hours of his life here on earth.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with family Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary prior to the service.
Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton where military honors will be accorded.
Services will be live streamed and may be viewed at www.lindquistmortuary.com by scrolling to the bottom of Ted’s obituary page.
Ted will always be loved; he will always be missed,
and he will always be our hero …. OUR DAD!
What we leave behind is not what is engraved
on stone monuments, but what is woven in the lives of others.
Heaven was needing a hero, somebody just like him!!
So now Dad, you have your wings
GO GET YOUR CROWN!!
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