Sharyl Karen Crawford


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July 1, 1944 – February 15, 2021


Sharyl Karen Crawford, beloved mother, grandmother, teacher and friend.  She passed away peacefully on February 15, 2021 at her home in Woodinville, WA. Sharyl was 76 years old.

Sharyl was born on July 1, 1944 in Oketo, Kansas to Gordon and Bernadine Morledge. She is the eldest daughter of two children.  She has one younger sister, Terrye Lenzini.  Sharyl spent her childhood in Kansas, Oregon, and California.  She graduated from Paramount High School in 1962. She then attended California State University at Long Beach, and graduated in 1968.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, specializing in early childhood education.  Sharyl continued her education and obtained her Masters Degree from Pepperdine University in 1981.

Sharyl began her teaching career in 1969 at Collins Elementary School where she taught first grade for 34 years.  After retirement she began substitute teaching,  spending time with her grandchildren, and traveling with her friends.  She moved to Georgia in 2013 where she enjoyed being part a Sunday school group, and church family.  Sharyl loved to travel to other countries, experience different cultures, and dine at fancy restaurants.

Sharyl was a loving, kind hearted, gentle, generous and funny Grandmother.  She will be missed dearly.      Sharyl is survived by her three children, Melody French and her husband Thomas, Robin Bettencourt and her husband Michael, and Jonathan Crawford and his wife Erin; grandsons Aaron Romero, Logan French, Maxwell French, Walker Billingsley and her grand daughter Elizabeth Crawford; sister Terrye Lenzini; nephew Christopher Lenzini and his wife Elizabeth, two nieces Caroline Gutierrez and her husband Joe and Kimberly Mozqueda and her husband Ricky.



Due to covid restrictions, a private funeral service will take place on Friday, March 5, 2021, at Barton Family Funeral Home in, Kirkland, Washington.  Following the funeral service, a private graveside service will take place at  Holyrood Cemetery.

If you would like to send flowers in memory of Sharyl Crawford, please send the flowers to Barton Family Funeral Home by March 4, 2021.

Barton Family Funeral  Service
Address: 11630 Slater Ave NE, Suite 1A
Kirkland, WA 98034

PH:(425) 823-1900




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