Sunday, July 31, 2016

Edna Virginia Lyon Crowley 1907 - 1999

Edna Virginia Lyon Crowley Drake Homer, 91, died January 14, 1999, in her daughter's home in Provo, Utah of natural causes.

She was born April 11, 1907, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Harry Clay Lyon and Pearl Slater. She was the oldest of three, having identical twin brothers. She married Dr. Clarence Edmund Crowley, Jr., June 24, 1931 in Santa Maria, CA. They were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple May 26, 1933. They lived in Idaho Falls, ID; Santa Maria and Glendale, CA; and Kona, Hawaii. They are the parents of six children, two girls, two sets of boy/girl twins. Edmund died June 6, 1970, in Honolulu, Hawaii.  On August 11, 1972, Edna married Edgar Leroy Drake. They lived in Nampa, ID and St. George, UT. They spent 18 months in the Great Australia West Mission 1974-75. Edgar died June 21, 1980. Her oldest daughter, Pearlyne, died October 12, 1980.

On October 12, 1984, Edna married Russell King Homer IV. They lived in St. George and Orem, UT. Russell died April 20, 1993.

As a young woman, Edna was noted for her musical talents. She played the piano and violin and sang on radio KFI, KNX, KDB in the 1920s. She graduated form Sacred Heart Academy in Ogden, UT, in 1924, and attended Berkley and Mills Colleges and the Boston Conservatory of Music.
As a convert to the LDS Church in 1933, she has held many Church positions in all the auxiliaries including Relief Society President of Santa Maria's first Branch in 1935 and Ward Dinner Chairman for 13 years in Glendale West Ward, CA. She was the President of Glendale High School PTA. She was honored for her 37 years as a Cancer Drive Volunteer.

Edna is survived by her brother, Harry Thomas Lyon, W. Melbourne, FL; and five of her children: E. Drew Crowley, Salt Lake City, UT; May McConkie, Bountiful, UT; Nellissa Hyde, Everett, WA; C. Clay Crowley, Bountiful, UT; Claire Field, Provo, UT; 31 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.

Special appreciation is expressed to the staff and friends at Seville Retirement Center, Stonewood Manor, East Lake Care Center and VistaCare for their kindnesses to Edna in the final chapter of her life.

Services celebrating her life will be held Monday, January 18, 1999 at 11 a.m. in the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State St. in Orem. Friends may call Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the mortuary and also Monday one hour prior to the services. Burial will be Tuesday at 12 noon at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, CA.
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