On October 19, 1990, Pearl G. Croxford left those she loved here on earth and went to be reunited with family and friends on the other side. There she will wait for Gene, her sweetheart and eternal companion for 74 years.

Born November 27, 1897 in Union to Jacob H. and Lucy Middleton Griffiths. Married Eugene Croxford in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on June 16, 1916. They have enjoyed much happiness and some sorrow during their 74 years together, and have always remained sweethearts. Pearl was an active member of the LDS Church, working in all the different organizations on a ward and stake level. One of her most loved positions was that of Relief Society president where she was always ready to help others. She enjoyed working in the Primary, for she truly loved little children. Pearl is a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and was vice-captain of the first chapter of the Union Fort Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She was always proud of her pioneer heritage. The home she and Gene have lived in for 67 years is a house that was part of the Union Fort built by the pioneers to ward off the attacks of indians.Survived by her husband, Midvale; children, Eva Johnson and husband, Blaine, Midvale; Blaine Croxford and wife, Gloria, McMinnville, Oregon; ten grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a very special friend who she helped raise, Truth Coon. A special thanks to her granddaughter, Alayna, who has so faithfully loved and cared for her grandparents through their sickness and aging years; she was always there to help.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m. October 25, 1990 at the Union Fort 1st Ward, 1100 East 7400 So. Friends may call Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State and Thursday, from 12-12:45 p.m. at the church. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens.

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