Jackson Gail Crum

July 7, 1920 - February 15, 2013

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Jackson Gail (Jack) Crum, 92, of Spearman, died Friday, February 15, 2013.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. In Ochiltree Cemetery in Perryton, Texas, with the Reverend Ken Cole officiating. A family visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2013, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Spearman. The body will be available for viewing from 9:00 a.m. To 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Perryton, Texas. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton and Spearman.

Jack was born July 7, 1920, in Ochiltree County, Texas, to Martin Harold Crum and Susie Blanche Dodd Crum. He was born the 7th of eight children of the family of Ochiltree pioneers and spent his entire life ranching and farming in this area. He has worn out many pairs of boots herding cattle for himself and other cowmen in the area. A conversation with him yields a wealth of the rich history of our area. He can tell you of dugouts and the dirt streets of Perryton, of cattle drives from Wagon Mound to Booker and attending the old country school at Twichell, just north of the Crum family homestead where he was raised. The adventures of wild horse roundups in Oregon with his younger brother, Grover Crum, are also among his remembrances.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include three daughters, Gail Boyles and husband Jack, of Perryton, Kyra Keim and husband Glen, of Clovis, New Mexico, and Myrna Watson and husband Ron, of Cashion, Oklahoma; two sons, Qlo and wife Joan, of Amarillo, Texas, and Qua and wife Lynn, of Spearman, Texas; and two brothers, Grover Crum, of Perryton, Texas, and Ben Crum, of Pueblo, Colorado; 9 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to the Museum of the Plains, 1200 N. Main, Perryton, Texas, 79070, or to the Boys Ranch, P. O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas, 79174-0001.