Crawfords celebrate 50 years of marriage

Jim and Mary Kay Crawford

ESCANABA — Jim and Mary Kay Crawford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 29, 2020, with their family attending a mass at St. Anne’s Church that was said for the intention of their 50th wedding anniversary. A special blessing was given to the couple at the conclusion of the mass by Rev. Fran DeGroot. A celebration followed at the Escanaba Country Club with only immediate family attending because of precautions taken during the pandemic. They appreciated having Jim’s dad, Don Crawford, who is 92 years old, and his wife, Rosie attending the celebration with them.

Jim and Mary Kay were married on Aug. 29, 1970, at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Donald Shiroda presiding. The attendants for the bride included the bride’s sister, Barbara Rodman; friends of the bride, Peggy Ammel, Carol Lippens, and Pam Lewis; and the groom’s sister, Julie Samuelson. The attendants for the groom included cousin of the groom, David Brule; and friends of the groom, Bill Fodor, Allen Waeghe, John Gorenchan and Tom DeMerse. Brother if the bride Robert Bink and brother of the groom Michael Crawford were ushers.

Jim is the owner of Crawford Funeral Homes in Escanaba and Bark River and is very active in community clubs and organizations. Mary Kay is a “Mary Kay” Beauty Consultant and they both are members of St. Anne’s Church. Over the years, they have enjoyed riding their Harley Davison with some special friends and doing much traveling.

The couple has two daughters, Christine Grandahl and Caren Crawford, both of Escanaba; three grandchildren, Carissa Crawford, Cassie Porath and Courtney Grandahl; and a very special great-granddaughter, Avery Porath. Jim and Mary Kay always enjoy spending their time with family and friends.


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