CASA GRANDE — Jennie Hancock Crockett, 90, a longtime resident of Casa Grande, died on May 15, 2020.
Mrs. Crockett was born on Nov. 27, 1929, at Bryce in eastern Arizona to Melvin and Blanche Hancock. She always spoke with pride about her pioneer heritage and the love she had for her family. She went to school in Pima, Arizona, where she met her sweetheart, Elmo T. Crockett. They married on June 1, 1948, in the Mesa Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They moved to Casa Grande in 1955 and Elmo worked for Bingham Equipment.
She took pride in her career choice as a homemaker. She and Elmo worked as a team, with her designs and Elmo’s hammer, to create a beautiful home. She made draperies, reupholstered furniture and made and tailored clothing. Known for her skills in the kitchen, she would start in October in order to make Thanksgiving a homemade feast, not only for her family but also for those who might be alone for the holiday.
She had a great sense of humor evident in the many poems, short stories and songs she wrote over the years. "I Fell in Love in ¾ Time" is a family favorite, a song that highlights Elmo and her courtship. She created volumes of family histories and stories, a passion she worked on until her passing. She was a lifelong member of the LDS church and actively sought to love God with all her heart, and to love her neighbor as herself. With all of her talents and skills, nothing meant more to her than nurturing and loving her family.
She and Elmo had six children, Gary, Caroline, Diane, Alan, Kathy and Mitchell, and she took great delight in her 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and her daughter Caroline.
J. Warren Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.