Crystal (Gray) Daignault

Obituary
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Crystal Daignault (Gray) Born March 22, 1985, Crystal was raised in Eureka. Her childhood was spent on various family trips, including; Puhlman family picnics, fun summers with brother Harrison and cousin Melody, and numerous days and evenings in the company of her loving grandparents Jim and Irene. Even in her youth, Crystal had a fiery spirit and loved competition, be it in Go Fish and Mux with the family or in soccer, softball and cheerleading with friends, she was one tough cookie. After graduating from Eureka High in 2003, Crystal married her true love Joseph R. Daignault in 2005. They soon moved to Kodiak, AK and Seattle WA with the US Coast Guard. In 2010 they settled in Rio Dell and bought a home together where Crystal started her own business as a nail tech. They made more memories as they relaxed and enjoyed a wonderful belated honeymoon in Hawaii, as a generous gift from The Dream Foundation, in June 2013. Crystal was full of life, attitude and spunk! She also valued friendship and blessed and was blessed with many life-long friends gathered along the way. Crystal passed on December 28, 2013 surrounded by family, knowing that she will never be forgotten and that those she loved would never be alone. Crystal was the strongest person we have ever known. She will be missed by all those who knew her including her pups, Buddy and Mia. Her courage, grace and love will remain in the hearts of all of us whose lives she has touched. Survived by her loving husband Joseph R. Daignault, parents Patty & Steve Harris, in-laws Joe and Kathy Daignault, brothers Harrison Gray, Chris Harris, Ryan Harris, Aaron (Sarah, Cassidy) Hicks, Charles Hicks, sisters, Hillary (Zadayhia) Daignault, Megan (Nayia, Sophia) Daignault, Patti (Billy, Kyleigh) Hicks-Ryder. Aunt Pam (Bob) Keyser, cousin Melody (Joseph, Claire) Williams, cousin Scott (Riley) Keyser, and Uncle Bill (Mary, Mila) Gray. Crystal was preceded in death by her father, James F Gray, Uncle Robert L Talburt, and grandparents Jim and Irene Talburt. Family and friends are invited to join us for a celebration of Crystal's life on Saturday, January 18, 2014, at 2pm, at Peace Officers' Assoc Hall, 2351 Freshwater Road Eureka. Crystal requested guests wear colorful attire, bring stories or poems and their smiles! Special thanks to Dr. Uma Suryadevara and team, Dr. Michael Fratkin, ACS, Peggy Annis, Bet Pinkerton, Relay for Life Support Group, Hospice of Humboldt, The Dream Foundation, Rick and Ruth Motherwell, Brian and Chloe Norris, Seth Simpson, Krystal Hake and all Crystal's amazing friends. You all meant so very much to Crystal and her family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children's Center. Please sign the guestbook at times-standard.com, click on obits.
Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5, 2014
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