OBITUARY - JOHN HOUSTON CRAFT
John Houston CRAFT, 85, of Oakdale, California died Thursday, July 29, 1999 at his home.
Mr. CRAFT was born January 21, 1914. A native of Iowa, he lived in the Mount Ayr and Delphos area before moving to
California. He lived in Oakdale, California 45 years. He was an operating engineer with Guy F. ATKISON construction
company for 40 years; he belonged to Operating Engineers Union Local 3.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille CRAFT of Oakdale, California; children, Electa CRAFT of Oakdale, California, Judy
YOST and Lou Ann BENNETT, both of Modesto, California and Jeanie EMERY of Morgan HILL, California; sister, Belva CORLL
of Kellerton, Iowa; and eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were brothers, Tommy CRAFT and Alpha CRAFT, and sister Electa CRAFT, all of California.
A funeral was conducted on Saturday, July 31 at Oakdale Memorial Chapel conducted by Reverend Bill ZIGLER.
Interment was at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Oakdale-Riverbank Memorial Chapels of Oakdale, California was in charge of the arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2010
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