Obituary for Anita Crockett

On Jan. 8, 2021, Anita May Jacobson Crockett passed away peacefully at her home with her loving family by her side at the age of 94.  Anita was born on April 22, 1926, in Los Angeles to Arthur Jacobson and Edna Brown Jacobson.

At a young age, she returned with her family to Safford where she and her older sister Ruth were raised.  Anita married Kenneth A. Crockett on Sept. 3, 1945.  After living in Tempe, Arizona while Kenneth completed his education, the family returned to Safford.

Anita was known for her dedication to her family, faith, and heritage.  She valued her membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving faithfully in her many callings.  She was a good neighbor and a true friend.  She shared histories of ancestors, strengthened family bonds, and documented her life experiences through stories and poetry, leaving a priceless legacy for all who knew and loved her.

Anita Crockett

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Denise Crockett, of Thatcher, Arizona; her son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Leslie Crockett, of Safford, Arizona; her daughter, Kimberly Price, of Safford; her daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and Bruce Buxton, of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; 18 grandchildren, and 37 great-grandchildren.

Anita was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Kenneth Crockett;  her parents, Art and Edna Jacobson; her sister, Ruth (Carl) Curtis; her son, Kenneth “Ken” Crockett, and her granddaughter, Michelle Crockett.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to SEACUS, at 1124 W. Thatcher Blvd., Safford, AZ 85546.

A viewing will be held on Friday evening, Jan. 22, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel, with the funeral services being held on Saturday morning, Jan. 23, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Solomon Chapel, beginning at 11 a.m.

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

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