Polly Rae Crawford (1951 - 2018)

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Polly Rae Crawford passed away due to complications stemming from Breast Cancer on September 6, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. at her home in Kenai, Alaska. She was 67 years old. Her passing was peaceful, and she was surrounded by people who loved her.
Polly was born on July 4, 1951 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. She was a 40 year resident of Alaska, and loved everything about this beautiful state.
Polly is a powerful testimony of God's goodness through suffering and pain. She fought cancer for 17 years, but that didn't hold her back! She was dedicated to discovering God's truth, and her faith in God's promises never wavered. She had an eternity perspective.
Polly was an avid adventurer, writer, and teacher. She traveled the world, wrote and published six books, with two more in the works, wrote for the Peninsula Clarion, taught at Soldotna Middle School for 21 years, and shared her zeal for life and fun through her newspaper column: Perils of Polly, and an online blog detailing her cancer journey and her trust in God's Word.
Her horses were Polly's best friends, along with the kind and courageous people she rode with. She loved riding into the mountains and enjoying God's beautiful creation. Getting into the saddle was Polly's favorite thing to do, and it was one gift that didn't cause her pain.
Polly is survived by her children, Amber Lowenstein and Tina Madrid, wife to Ben Madrid, and her five grandchildren, Kindle, Selene, Cyndle, Jasmine and Judah, and her sister, Sue Weidman, wife to Bob Weidman, nephew Daniel and nieces Rebecca and Tawni, and her beloved church family, treasured friends, "bad girls," students, and a community who loved her.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Trinity Christian Center on Saturday, September 15th at 2pm.
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Peninsula Memorial Chapel
5839 Kenai Spur Hwy.
Kenai, AK 99611
907-283-3333
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Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Sept. 12, 2018
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