Mary Sue Atwood Crookston joined her parents and Savior in heaven 18 January 2018 after a short, but fierce battle. She is joyous and pain free!
Mary Sue was born 8 May 1958 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Dr. Garth W. and Marjorie Thurman Atwood. As a child growing up in Buhl, Idaho, she loved swimming with her family after a long day of work. She passed this legacy of “work hard and play hard” onto her own family. Her children enjoyed many fun Saturday afternoons playing after tending to the yard and garden. They also loved reading books by the creek and a good family game of Gin Rummy or Hearts.
She married the love of her life, Steven McQueen Crookston 10 November 1983 in the Logan LDS Temple. They have been inseparable ever since. They raised three beautiful girls along with a great young man they adopted from China. Every day and with every breath she taught them devotion to God, service to others and the truth of the Gospel through words and deeds. Even in her final moments she was serving and building those around her.
In Mary Sue’s absence, Steve has the loving support of their daughters, Marissa Ann (Cody) Palmer with 5 boys and 1 girl, Greta Lynn (Spencer) Baker with 3 girls and 3 boys, and Amanda Rae (Jeffrey) Nielsen with 1 boy and 1 girl, and his son, Lee CiGuo. He also has the support of his 2 brothers and 3 sisters with their spouses and Mary’s 3 sisters and 1 brother with their spouses.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am Thursday 25 January at the North Stake Center, 310 N State St Preston, Idaho. Friends and family may call from 6-8pm Wednesday at Webb Funeral Home,1005 S 800 E, Preston, and from 9:30-10:30am Thursday at the North Stake Center. Interment will be at the Preston Cemetery following the funeral services. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com
Mary Sue loved flowers, but she loved building people more. We would love to start a scholarship for the West Side School District in her name and would appreciate donations for that in lieu of flowers.
Her legacy is a greater world than the one she found.