Crystal Dawn Lofts, a lifetime resident of Colville, Washington, passed away on July 28, 2021, in Spokane, Washington, during a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on July 6, 1976 in Spokane - the daughter of Roger Allen and Barbara Marie (Martin) Lofts.
Crystal grew up in Colville, where she attended school and graduated as a 12-year senior from Colville High School in 1994.
During her early years, she developed a lifelong love of horses and enjoyed riding western style as she trained, competed, and showed her horses.
She was active in the 4-H Club throughout school and participated in many Northeast Washington Fairs over the years.
Following high school, she married Steven Hull and they began a family.
Crystal worked at the Boise Plywood Plant while raising her family.
She had an opportunity to serve as a reserve officer for the Kettle Falls Police Department and left the plywood plant.
Her work in law enforcement became a passion and she moved to Colville in 2006 to work with Stevens County Dispatch.
Crystal worked as a dispatcher for 10 years and then returned to the road as a Stevens County Sheriff Deputy.
In 2020, she began a courageous battle with cancer and returned to dispatch where she worked until her passing.
Crystal was driven to always better herself through training and an unquenchable pursuit of knowledge. Her personal achievements were never boasted about but her accomplishments and certifications were numerous.
Crystal was the chair of the Crisis Intervention Stress Management team and loved the help it offered to those in need following a traumatic incident.
She received many accolades throughout her career and was the 2004 Kettle Falls Reserve Officer of the Year.
Crystal saw things in black and white and a spade was a spade. Her honesty was unfiltered and true to each moment.
She loved her family and held high expectations for her children.
Crystal was a proud mother, courageous officer, and generous friend to those in need.
She is survived by her three children, Kayla Hull, Brandon Hull, and Jason Hayward, all of Colville; parents, Roger and Barbara Lofts; siblings, Ann Marie Rieberger (Dale) of British Columbia, Cheryl Hotchkiss (Justin) of Colville and John Lofts (Andrea) of Colville; and a host of family and friends too numerous to count.
The memorial service for Crystal Dawn Lofts will begin at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, at the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds arena.
Pastor Shane Moffitt will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be given to any veterans programs supporting active duty and discharged veterans.
Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.
Published by The Statesman Examiner from Aug. 3 to Aug. 4, 2021.