Gloria Ilene Morgan Crawford, Port Ludlow, Washington was born on June 30, 1941 in Shelton, Washington and died surrounded by the love of family and friends on March 29, 2023 in Poulsbo, Washington.
Gloria was the youngest child in a family of the four children born to Bill and Ruby Morgan. She was always proud of her family’s long and colorful history in the Puget Sound Area. She was also proud of her heritage as a member of the Snohomish Native American Tribe. She and her husband of 62 years, Kenneth Crawford, raised their family of 2 daughters, Kim (Rice) and Kenda (Sjoquist) in Allyn, Washington and subsequently moved to Port Ludlow, where she and Ken lived for 28 years.
Gloria graduated from Shelton High School and went on to successfully use her many administrative skills in a variety of jobs including her work at Sears, Jorgensen Steel, Bellingham Police Department, Sealand, Purdy Realty, Allyn Fire Department, and the U.S. Navy. She retired as a Housing Manager on the U.S. Navy Base/Bangor Housing
In addition to her work and family life, Gloria found time to volunteer for, and participate in, community activities. She volunteered for the Children’s Home Society of Washington, the Allyn Community Center and North Mason School District. Gloria worked on many levies and was a big supporter of voting "yes" for schools. She was a life long member of Eastern Star and a past Honor Queen with Job’s Daughters.
An enthusiastic tourist, Gloria was always ready and willing to go traveling. Among the countries she visited are China, Japan, Iceland, Western Europe, Mexico, Canada, Turkey, Panama, Hawaii, and Alaska. River rafting in the Grand Canyon, zip-lining in Maui, ocean cruises were just some of the many adventures of Gloria.
Gloria was deeply devoted to her family and friends. According to them, she was: * “a strong woman who stood up for what she believed in” * “fearless…she wasn’t afraid of anyone or anything and she if was, she faked it pretty good.” * “a warm, loving and understanding person with a wonderful sense of humor” * “someone who brightened our days with witty and hilarious stories” * “talented and beautiful, inside and out. We had so much fun together” * “a true friend that I admired and was lucky to have in my life” * “so gifted at swapping stories and bantering…“Glo was always quick on the draw, laughing at life like it is” * known for saying “for heaven sakes” or “oh my”, “Put on some lipstick and get back out there!” And "Put your face on, stand up straight, shoulders back. Now you be proud of who you are!" * “a take charge person, she could focus her abundant energy and got things done fast.” * “a born organizer. She could pull things together in the most effective and efficient way.” * “one of the kindest women I have ever known” * “a steadfast friend, no matter what. She gave unconditional friendship” * “ truly a special lady"
Gloria is survived husband, Kenneth Crawford, daughters, Kenda (Lee) Skoquist and Kimi (Jonathan) Rice, granddaughters Lauren Jankunas, Whitney Johnson and Samantha Sjoquist, great grandsons Asher McDowell and Atticus Medina, niece Peggy Birley, nephews John Peterson, Steve (Butch) Anderson, Kelly Anderson and brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Alta Crawford.
She was preceded in death by her parents. William and Ruby Morgan, brother Jack Morgan, sisters Shirley (Earl) Anderson and Francis (Leonard) Peterson, infant granddaughter Morgan Jankunas, grandson Tyler Jankunas, nephews Jack Anderson and Randy Peterson and niece Judy Anderson.
A celebration of Gloria’s life will be held on Sunday, June 11 at Allyn Gazebo, Waterfront Park, 18560 East State Route 3, Allyn, WA
Pictures and online tributes https://www.forevermissed.com/gloria-ilene-crawford/ In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: St. Judes Children's Research Hospital. https://raise.stjude.org/glorias_memorial_fund