Ann Logan Craft passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 2, 2010. As difficult as it is for her family and many friends who loved her and are left to carry on, she would want us to honor her memory by living each day to the fullest in joyous respect for the life she led.
She was born June 19, 1932 in Valdosta, GA and grew up in San Marcos, TX. She graduated from San Marcos High School and the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Music Education. She taught school for 2 years in Corpus Christi, TX and Houston, TX, where she lived for 47 years. Ann was a rare combination of a loving wife and mother who all her life spread joy to everyone she met. She will be missed by many.
She was an active member and leader of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Bluebird Circle, Chi Omega Sorority, Bayou Bend Docents Organization, Houston Country Club, President of Houston Theta Mothers Club, Trustee and Executive Committee member of The Open Door Mission Foundation, where she chaired many special events on the Mission’s behalf. The Houston Grand Opera along with The Open Door Mission Foundation were her special interests. She was a life Trustee of the Houston Grand Opera and has served as Opera Guild President, chair of the Opera Ball, member of the Presidents Council, and chair Pavarotti Recital. She traveled widely as President of the Opera Guild International from 1991 to 1994. Ann was a long time member of St. Martins Episcopal Church in Houston and she sang in the choir, led the children’s choir and served on the Docent Committee of the Church. She chaired the dedication of the “Gloria Dei” organ in the new church.
Ann was preceded in death by her mother, Catherine Logan, and her father, Emmett Winter Logan. She is survived by her husband, Alan Mershon Craft; daughters, Catherine Ann Craft Prince and Louisa Mershon Craft Jornayvaz; son, Alan Logan Craft; six grandchildren, Auna Louisa Jornayvaz, Kaytlyn Rosalie Jornayvaz, Robert Paul Jornayvaz IV, Peyton Rudolph Prince, Sarah Catherine Craft and Ann Elise Craft.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the evening of Monday, the 8th of February, at George H. Lewis and Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.
The funeral service is to be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on the afternoon of Tuesday, the 9th of February at St. Martins Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Road, Houston, TX 77056. A reception will take place at the Houston Country Club, located at 1 Potomac Drive in Houston, immediately following the funeral service. Burial will take place in San Marcos, TX for members of the immediate family.
In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in memory of Ann Craft may be directed to The Open Door Mission Foundation, P.O. Box 9356, Houston, TX 77261.