WESTFIELD - Alberta J. (Jaquith) Crandall Markham, age 78, of Westfield, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Westfield Memorial Hospital with her family by her side.
Alberta was born on Jan. 8, 1935, in Columbus Township, Pa., the daughter of the late Glenn and Nellie (Frisby) Jaquith.
A Chautauqua County resident most all of her life, Alberta was a dedicated homemaker who enjoyed raising her family and doing needle point. Alberta loved children and enjoyed babysitting for many children in the Westfield area. She had resided at Springwood apartments where she was an avid card player and enjoyed putting puzzles together with her friends. She had been a member of the William P. Jackway Post 6764 VFW Aux.
Alberta J. (Jaquith) Crandall Markham
She is survived by her four daughters, Sarah (Michael) Brown of Panama, N.Y., Patricia Chambers of Waverly Hall, Ga., Ella (David) Peterson of Whitehouse, Texas, Linda Landon of Sinclairville, N.Y.; her six sons, Leonard (Dianna) Crandall of Sherman, N.Y., Chester (April) Crandall of Stockton, N.Y., Charles (Barbara) Crandall of Westfield, N.Y., Glenn Crandall of Westfield, N.Y., George (Marie) A. Crandall of Westfield, N.Y., and Harold (Eileen) Crandall, Jr., of Erie, Pa.; 27 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by her first husband, Harold E. Crandall; her second husband, William Markham; infant daughter, Barbara J. Crandall; her son, Henry J. Crandall; and her grandson, Jonathan Crandall.
Friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Thursday, June 6 at 3 p.m., in Westfield Cemetery with Rev. Matthew Golibersuch officiating.
Memorials may be made to Westfield Memorial Hospital, 189 East Main St., Westfield, N.Y. 14787.
Log on to www.masonfuneral.com to send Alberta's family a message of sympathy.