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Susie Turner Crockett Atwood age 99, two months short of her 100th birthday,
passed away November 11, 2013 in Washington Utah. She was born in Logan, Utah to
Hyrum and Susette Crockett on January 5, 1914. Sue was the fifth of seven children.
When Sue was six years old her Father became Secretary of the State of Utah
and the family moved to Salt Lake City. Later they would move back to their farm in
Richmond, Utah. Sue started college at Utah State when she was 16 majoring in
business. She later transferred to the University of Utah where she graduated. It was
there she met and married Albert Henry Atwood in the Logan Temple.
In 1940 they moved to Hayward, CA to be be near her brother's family where
"Abe" taught at Hayward High School and Sue began working for her brother Dr. Cless
Crockett. Sue and her sister-in-law Vera Crockett joined La Golondrina singing group
where she participated in many performances for 25 years. Sue and Abe both loved to
dance and joined a square dance group called the "Sparky's" after Floyd Sparks, owner
of the Daily Review. They square danced every Friday night for 20 years. In 1950 Sue
and Abe moved to Castro Valley and built a home on Heyer Ave. where they lived for 50
years. Sue also worked for the Daily Review and was assistant credit manager for four
years at Skaggs Hardware store in Hayward. She later worked for Clyde Robin Seed
Co. the company her husband started. She retired at the age of 75.
Sue was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
where she served in many positions enjoying especially her service in the Oakland
Temple. In 2001 Sue moved to the Baywood Retirement Center in Hayward, CA, and in
2008 she moved to Sterling Court in St. George, UT.
Sue is survived by her son Stephen (Jean) of Ivins, UT, and daughter Carla Sue
Carpenter (Dan) of Abiline, TX, 10 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren with 2 on
the way, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband
Albert Henry Atwood, parents, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, and a great granddaughter.
The family wishes to thank her many family and friends who not only made her
life a wonderful fun adventure but were also uplifted by her cheerful positive nature.
Special thanks go to her caregivers this past year, Ann, Carlos, and Victor who were
absolutely amazing in their loving care.
Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on Nov. 15, 2013