CRAWFORD--Ailsa Moseley, daughter of the late Frederick S. Moseley, Jr. and Jane Hamilton Brady Moseley passed away at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ on Saturday, August 17, 2019. She was 83 and a lifelong resident of Bedminster, New Jersey and Islesboro, Maine. Ailsa is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Harden Lake Crawford III, her son Harden Lake Crawford, IV, daughter Virginia Crawford Pierrepont and grandchildren Ailsa Hamilton Pierrepont, R. Stuvyesant Pierrepont IV, Evelyn Crawford Pierrepont, William Bryant Pierrepont, Edward Carpenter Pierrepont, Katrina Magi Crawford, Arabella Moseley Crawford, Tatiana Lake Crawford, and brother Frederick S. Moseley, III. Her daughter Jane Moseley Crawford and brother James Brady Moseley predeceased her. Ailsa's family and friends will remember her as a force of nature with an inimitable laugh and an unwavering devotion to animals, especially all the cherished dogs that she loved throughout many decades. Ailsa was the founder of the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America (JRTCA) and believed strongly in protecting and preserving the unique characteristics and working heritage of this great little terrier. It remains the largest Jack Russell Terrier club and registry in the world. Ailsa created the Jane Moseley Crawford Scholarship in honor of her late daughter at Foxcroft School, Middleburg, VA, where they both graduated. This scholarship was dedicated to helping underprivileged students experience other cultures while studying abroad. She and her husband enjoyed numerous adventures together throughout her life including hot air ballooning, sailing, travelling and driving her many horse drawn carriages. Ailsa made her debut in New York and Baltimore in 1953 and was a member of many clubs including the Colonial Dame Society, The Colony Club, Essex Hunt Club, Somerset Hills Country Club, Tarrantine Club and the New York Junior League. The Celebration of the Life of Ailsa Moseley Crawford will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Peapack, NJ on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America: JRTCA, P.O. Box 4527, Lutherville, MD 21094-4527.

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Published by New York Times on Aug. 22, 2019.
Celebration of Life
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
, Peapack, NJ
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You will never be forgotten, forever grateful to have known you and the support you gave us at Russell Rescue Inc.
Jennifer Carr
August 26, 2019
Oh what a sail it was! To share it with you on Caviar was the honor of my life. Fair winds to you, my dear friend.
rodney maupin
August 25, 2019
Ailsa changed our lives when she started the JRTCA. She also blessed us with her love and devotion to the Jack Russell Terriers. She was also a very special friend and the joy of knowing her and sharing our love for her two dogs Keeper and Mattox will always bind us together. We will miss you but you will live in our hearts forever
Charles and Sally Hickey
August 24, 2019
Sorry for your great loss.
Anne Kochmer
August 23, 2019
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