On Monday December 28th, 2020, at age 95, our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend returned to her Heavenly Father. Pauline was born on a farm north of English, Indiana on June 11th, 1925 to Ray Standiford and Flora Pearl McDonald. Pauline was the oldest of three children.
Although her given name was Marjorie Pauline Standiford, she was called by her middle name just as her mother, Flora "Pearl" McDonald Standiford, her younger sister, Flora "Maxine" Standiford Redding, and her two daughters, Janet "Katherine" (Kathy) Crawford Wawrzyniak & Andrea "Michelle" Crawford Burnette are.
Pauline loved growing up in the wooded hills of southern Indiana. Her close family and upbringing were an influence for good her whole life. A pretty flower or tree or a good garden would put a gleam in her eyes. She loved to watch birds. Pauline had a determination to learn and grow and keep moving forward. A common admonition from her was “Buck up!”. She loved to read. She also loved to write: letters as well as notes in books and all around the house. She was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved the gospel of Jesus Christ. She served in the church all her life and especially enjoyed working in the temple in later years. Pauline was always there to love and encourage all that were around her. She has truly made a difference for good in the lives of so many.
Pauline is survived by her two daughters: Kathy (Val) Wawrzyniak and Michelle (Jason) Burnette both of Sandy, Utah; her three sons: Harold (Alicia) Crawford of Nashville, Tennessee, John (Sherry) Crawford of Georgetown, Indiana and Pat Crawford of Murray, Utah; her younger sister Maxine Redding of Richmond, Virginia; and 17 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Ray and Pearl Standiford, her brother Donald Standiford, her son Paul Crawford, her daughter-in-law Vikki McNair Crawford. Also preceded in death by her husbands, William Crawford, William Matheson and Morris West.
A small funeral service for the family will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road (10600 S.) in Sandy beginning at 2PM. Interment to follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery.
Due to COVID limitations and concerns, attendance to the funeral will be limited to the immediate family only.
Previously held services may be watched using the link above.