Marjorie Pauline West

1925 ~ 2020


Jan. 2, 2021
2:00 PM
Virtual Attendance

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.


Comfort for your family at this time. I remember meeting Pauline several years ago and enjoying the visit. 💔💔

- Barb Williams

To Pauline's family- I'm Morris's granddaughter. I want you all to know that we loved Pauline! She was sweet, smart, strong, and quick-witted. She made a mean peach cobbler too. I pray the memories you share of her will comfort you at this time. We were glad to have Pauline in our lives. God bless. ❣️ -Tonya Bell and family

- Tonya Bell

We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. Pauline held such a special place in our ward and in our hearts. She was not afraid to stand up on fast Sunday’s and share her testimony of the Savior. She always had a smile on her face and a sparkle in her eyes. Marti was blessed to get to know her well through visit teaching & ministering and considered her a good friend. What an example of positivity and grace to everyone. Pauline- you will be greatly missed. Thank you for leaving your handprint on our hearts.

- Greg & Marti Knott

My name is Rita, and I am Pauline and Morris West's stepdaughter. I am so glad to have been able to know Pauline. I always admired her focus and listening ear and love for knowledge. She always took the time to listen to me - and I sure enjoyed my time with her. She was authentic. She was kind. She was firm in her beliefs. I don't know a lot about Pauline because I spent too much time talking - but when she was able to get a word in edgewise - it was always a good word.
I have an especially good memory of her and I looking out the big living room window on Garnet Drive, as a storm rolled in. She told me that she loved to look out that window and watch the going-ons of the neighborhood children and the weather. So we watched the wind and clouds gather and had a great time. Sure love your mom. She's as nice as my own.

- Rita Tyler