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Lillian Faye Crumbo

Lillian Faye Crumbo, longtime Okmulgee area resident died Monday evening, March 22, 2004 at Rebold Manor. She was 88 years of age. Mrs. Crumbo was born May 5, 1915 in Pierce, Oklahoma to William and Harriett (Lerblanch) Hogue. She graduated from Connors Teachers College and Northeastern State University and as a BIA Teacher moved to New Mexico where she taught at the Navajo Reservation in Shiprock, New Mexico. She met Woody Crumbo, a world known native American artist, in Santa Fe in 1939 and they married in 1941. She then taught in Taos, New Mexico in the 1940ís and 1950ís and then the Hopi Reservation in Keams Canyon, Arizona. She later retired from the Okmulgee Public Schools. Mrs. Crumbo was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Okmulgee and her heritage was of the Muscogee Creek Tribe. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Woody Crumbo. Survivors include a daughter, Minisa Halsey and husband Jim of Mounds, a son, Woody Crumbo of Madrid, New Mexico, a sister, Billye Parker and husband Jack of Okmulgee, a granddaughter, Cristine Rumford and husband Fred of Vail, Colorado and their daughter Lillian, grandson, Woodrow Carter and wife Joan of Prescott, Arizona and children Woodrow, Michelle, and Kaylee and grandson Woodrow L. "Cody" Crumbo of Las Cruces, New Mexico.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 25, 2004 at the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Guy Langston officiating. Interment will follow in the Pierce Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.