Ida Elizabeth Crow was born May 24, 1914 in Coleman County, Texas. A long-time resident of Blanco County, she passed away Friday, July 3, 2009, at the age of 95. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank. She is survived by her three daughters: Frances Heslep of Abilene; Judie Doggette and husband, Clatis, of South Carolina; and Wanda Palmer and husband Gaylan of San Antonio. She had 7 grandchildren whom she loved dearly. They are Frances’ children: Burgess, (Sonny) Thomas, Gary (Melanie) Heslep, and John (Pam) Heslep; Judie’s children: Lance and Brenda, (Anthony) Greene; and Wanda’s children: Kevin (Ruth) Palmer and Keith (Tracy) Palmer. She also had 7 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. There is one living sister, Opal Johnson, in Odessa, Texas, and numerous nephews and nieces.
Ida was a country woman who was a great cook and seamstress. She was a devout Christian who really believed in the power of prayer. She faithfully attended church and enjoyed working in the nursery. We would often sit on the front porch swing and sing gospel songs together. She had a great love for the outdoors, especially her gardens (Dad and Mom would have a little contest going on who would have the best garden. Mother would weed and tend to her section, while Dad did nothing—he seemed to be able to excel in that department). Her flowers were her pride and joy. People would stop by and ask permission to take pictures of her yard full of larkspurs. She also loved to fish and great times were spent either on the Guadalupe or Blanco Rivers. She had a real competitive spirit and many good hours were spent playing “42” in dominoes. She was a good neighbor and always readily lent a helping hand to others.
She was buried Monday morning, July 6, with a graveside service by Brother Rusty Hicks, in the Blanco Cemetery next to her husband, Frank.