STROHSCHEIN, Betty Joan Crawford

Betty Strohschein

Betty Joan Crawford Strohschein was born on December 23, 1937 in Three Hills Alberta, to Clarence and Kaleida Crawford, the fourth of six children. She was raised on the family farm East of Three Hills. She was predeceased by her parents, Clarence and Kaleida, sister Myrtle Lucille Crawford, brother Les Crawford, and infant daughter Charmayne Ellen. She is survived by her husband of nearly 57 years, Ken, daughter Colleen (Richard) Wood, and sons Terry, and Greg (Julija) Strohschein, 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, sisters Marie Sommerville, Barb (Fred) Penner, Bonnie(Alex) Cunningham and sisters-in-law, Gertie Crawford, Minnie Strohschein, Elsie Strohschein, and Betty Strohschein, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins. Joan attended school at Bethel Country School house, until grade 8 when she started attending school in Three Hills. She then went on to attend Berean Bible College for 3 years, and then Royal Alex school of nursing, graduating as a Registered Nurses Assistant with honours. She met Ken while attending Bible School, whom she would later marry on June 28, 1961. The couple then moved to Wetaskiwin where they would spend the remainder of their life together. They lived on their farm for 25 years, then in 1987, they moved into town. Throughout Joan’s life she worked as a nurse, medical office assistant, recreational therapist, and farmer. She loved to read, paint and do crafts, especially with her grandkids. She loved old movies, music and traveling, and went to Israel, Hawaii, many countries in Europe, Russia, US, and Mexico numerous times. Via planes trains ships and automobiles, she experienced many adventures and loved every minute of it. Joan was a fun loving person, who spread lots of joy. Joan accepted Jesus as her Saviour at a young age, and always boldly shared the gospel with the people around her and their need for the Saviour. We will never know until we get to heaven how far reaching her legacy of sharing the love of Jesus extended. Joan finished her race well, by falling asleep at night and waking up to the face of Jesus on April 19. A memorial service was held in Wetaskiwin at Calvary Baptist Church, April 27, 2018.