The Life of Mrs. Elizabeth M. Crawford

Elizabeth "Betty" MacDonald Crawford of Fairfield, CT died peacefully the morning of October 14, 2022 with her daughter, Barbara Snyder by her side. Betty was born in 1927 in Brisbane, Australia to Angus Roy MacDonald and Mae Mahon MacDonald. Betty and David Mackay Crawford, of Philadelphia, met on the beach at Surfers' Paradise during WWII; he was a U.S. Navy officer, based in Queensland. After the war, David proposed to Betty by Western Union telegram. They married and embarked on a new life together, first in Europe with the Marshall Plan and later settling in America. David died in 2016 at the age of 100. Betty's last words were that she was with him. She leaves behind four children, Thomas Crawford of Bedminster, New Jersey, David Mackay Crawford of Dallas, Texas, Barbara Crawford Snyder of Newtown, Connecticut, and Elizabeth Crawford Spencer of Darwin, Australia, as well as six loving grandchildren. Services will be held privately. For a full obituary or to leave an online condolence, please visit



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