Ida Elizabeth Crandall

Ida Elizabeth Crandall of Safford entered into eternity on October 13, 2019 at the age of 72.  She was born on January 10, 1947 in Safford to parents Stanely Burdette Crandall & Fern Hawkins Crandall. Ida was the 4th of 10 children to Burdette & Fern; Suedette, Curtis, Linda, Ida, Burnadette, Cindy, Leslie, Abby, Debbie & Lincoln.

Ida grew up in Safford, graduating from Safford High School in 1965. She worked hard over the years and became the owner/operator of her own construction company. On May 11, 1991, Ida married Glenn Donald Schoolcraft in Safford and the couple spent many good years together.

She loved to go hunting, for anything, and always got what she was hunting for.  She also liked to sew and play the piano & organ.  She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and also a member of the Local 428 Operating Engineers. Ida loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest.

Ida is survived by her loving husband Glenn Schoolcraft, and her siblings Suedelle Reed, Curtis Crandall, Burnadette Hollowell, Cindy McEuen, Leslie Crockett, Abby McDonald, Debbie Crandall and Lincoln Crandall as well as many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents Burdette & Fern Crandall and her sister Linda Johnston.

A viewing for Ida will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel from 5 until 7 p.m. A graveside service will be held at the Safford Cemetery on Friday, October 18th at 10:00 a.m. with Bishop Mike McEuen officiating.  A luncheon will be held following the graveside services at the Church Street Chapel in Thatcher.

Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory.  Online condolences may be extended at