Elizabeth Ann Crafts Stahl Emmel died on February 9, 2014. Born on April 15, 1933 in Jeddo (Medina), NY, the eighth of nine children of Beatrice Olive Bell Crafts and Robert Raymond Crafts. Ann resided in Tucson since 1959. She resigned from Hughes Aircraft Co. in 1986 after 13 1/2 years in financial controls.
Preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Holly Vickers; son, David Emmel; two sisters, Rosemary May (Crafts) Pardo, Beatrice Olive (Crafts) Heminway; six brothers, Robert Lynn Crafts, Kirby Samuel Craft, Milton George Crafts (all New York State residents), Roderick Guy Crafts (Tucson), William Thomas Crafts (Lockport, NY) and James Perry Craft of Orlando, FL. Ann's five older brothers all served during World War II. The youngest brother, James, was also in service and after discharge, worked for NASA in Orlando. Service by her brothers was equally distributed - two were U.S. Army, two U.S. Navy, and two U.S. Marine Corps.
Survived by her husband of thirty-four years, Dale Arden Emmel; children, Valerie Stahl Vickers (Darryl), Timothy James Stahl (Cheryl Thomas), Roderick Scott Stahl (Christina Carrillo), Douglas Anthony Stahl (Lori Severson), Robin Emmel Langlois (Joseph); and ten grandchildren, Scott (Kathryn Kuehl), Katherine and Benjamin Vickers, Seth and Connor Stahl, Maria Stahl, Joshua, William and Lilia Paraninfo, Maribel Severson-Stahl; and great-grandson, Gavin Thomas Vickers. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and grand-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
No services, no flowers; instead, live by the golden rule and smile often. Cremains final resting place in a niche at East Lawn Cemetery, Tucson.
"She was here at a good time and had a good time while she was here."
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