Crystalynn Tapaha - Cross, age 28, of Clovis, New Mexico passed away on January 10, 2013, at her home in Clovis, New Mexico.
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Crystalynn was born on February 11, 1984, in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Ayrel Bret Cross and Tilynn (Cravy) Cross. She graduated from Piedra Vista High School in Farmington, New Mexico in 2002. She married Kia Tapaha in Durango, Colorado. Crystalynn's greatest achievement was her two daughters, Teja and Tia. She loved them dearly and they were the light of her life. Crystalynn gave her life and heart to the Lord on March 12, 2006. Crystalynn was employed at ENMRSH since March 30, 2006. She loved her clients and loved taking care of them. She also loved her coworkers, the color pink, purses, and cars.
Crystalynn is survived by two daughters, Teja and Tia Tapaha, both of Clovis, New Mexico; the father of her children, Kia Tapaha of Clovis, New Mexico; her parents, Tilynn (Dan) Pierce of Clovis, New Mexico and Bret Cross (Mary Reuland) of Clovis, New Mexico; her exstep-mother and forever friend, Jane Cross of Syracuse, New York; four brothers, Colt Cross and Tydan Pierce, both of Clovis, New Mexico and Trevor and Thomas Cross, both of Syracuse, New York; one sister, Hayley Cross of Syracuse, New York; her grandparents, Vicki (Granny V) and Dudley (Grandpa Dudley) Hartsfield of Clovis, New Mexico, Buddy (Grandpa Buddy) and Dee Cravy of Amarillo, Texas, Don (Pa) and Peggy (Ma) Cross of Clovis, New Mexico, and Shirley (MawMaw) Boothe-Pierce of Clovis, New Mexico; one niece, Shaylynn Cross of Clovis, New Mexico and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Willard (Grandpa) and Bonnie (Granny) Moberly, Snap and Betty Cravy, Dovie Cravy, Carrell and Lois White and Arnold and Lula Cross and one grandfather, Ray Pierce.
Crystalynn also leaves behind her clients at ENMRSH, her coworkers at ENMRSH, her Facebook friends, and the members of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Clovis, New Mexico.
Funeral services are at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at 21st Street Church of Christ in Clovis, New Mexico with Wayne Cash and Larry Tittle officiating. Casket bearers are Tydan Pierce, Don Cross, Kevin Cravy, Arnold Knight, Coby Knight, and Kia Tapaha. Pall bearers are Coby Isbell, Kordell Tindle, Kelly Tindle, Michael Ried, Matthew Bodine, and Ryan Cravy. Honorary casket bearers are Crystalynn's clients and coworkers at ENMRSH. Burial will follow at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis, New Mexico.
The family of Crystalynn wishes to give special thanks to Crystalynn's cousin, Kyleigh Knight, Granny V, Darlene Curry, Rita Garrett, Kordell Tindle, and Judy Reuland.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home and Crematory, 800 E. Manana Blvd., Clovis, New Mexico, (575) 763-5541. You may also sign the online guest registry at www.steedtodd.com
Published in the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune on Jan. 16, 2013
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