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Gridley Herald - Gridley, CA
  • Winifred Jean Craig

  • Longtime Siskiyou County resident, Winifred Jean Craig, 78, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 26, 2013, following a long illness.
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  • Longtime Siskiyou County resident, Winifred Jean Craig, 78, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 26, 2013, following a long illness.
    She was born to Russell and Helen Ford in Santa Ana, Calif., on Oct. 12, 1935. She married her true love, Donald DeMel Craig in 1958, and together they raised seven children. They lived several places before settling in Siskiyou County in 1984. She touched the lives of many people here before moving to Crescent City, Calif., following the death of her husband in 2010.
    Children were the focus of her life, especially those who were less fortunate. Many years she was known to have provided Christmas for those who would otherwise have gone without. She was very talented and loved to knit and crochet, especially blankets, toys and Christmas ornaments. We will always treasure her creations.
    Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Holden of Redding, Calif., Donel and Rick Knowles of Carson City, Nev., and Roberta and Dale Wells of Crescent City, Calif.; and sons and daughters-in-law, Gilbert and Faye Reese of Riverside, Calif., Donald R. Craig of Yreka, and Kenneth and Vickie Craig of Yreka. She also had 22 grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald DeMel Craig, and her son, Ronald Dean Craig.
    A memorial service will be planned for a later date.

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