SKANDIA, MI. - Wendy Lynn Crotsley, age 53, of Skandia, entered eternal life Tuesday evening, July 22, 2014, in the Hospice Suite located at Marquette General Hospital, in the loving and comforting care of her family and U.P. Home Health and Hospice.
Born September 28, 1960 in La Mesa, California, a daughter of William and Constance (Fox) Smyth, Wendy was raised in San Diego before moving to Skandia, Michigan and graduating from the Gwinn High School. On October 11, 1980, Wendy married Mark Bradford Crotsley, Sr. and throughout the years, the couple resided in Marquette, Abilene, Texas, and Skandia. Wendy received her nursing degree from the Cisco Junior College in Cisco, Texas, and was employed with Abilene Home Health from 1995 to 2005 and later with U.P. Home Health and Hospice from 2005 to 2013, where she was honored by being named Employee of the Year.
Her hobbies and interests were varied and she enjoyed tennis, watching baseball, gardening, playing with her grandbabies, her dogs, going for bike rides, snowshoeing, and anything involving her family. Her big, contagious smile will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Wendy was a devoted supporter of veterans and the armed forces.
Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Mark Bradford Crotsley, Sr. of Skandia; her children, Mark Bradford Crotsley, Jr and Brittany Crotsley of Misawa, Japan, and Eric and Christi Crotsley of Oklahoma City, OK; her grandchildren, Avery, Callie, Hannah, and a bun in the oven; her father and step-mother, William and Joyce Smyth of Skandia; her mother, Constance Smyth of Gwinn; a brother, William (Pam) Smyth of Rockford, Michigan; step-sisters, Lori Burns and Lisa (William) Johnson both of Vicksburg, MI; and step-brother, Steve (Lisa) Burns of Tucson, AZ; nieces and nephews, Ella, Delaney, Jacob, Sadie, Eli, Alex, and Nicolae; and canine companion, Molly, her adopted golden retriever.
Preceding Wendy in death were her grandparents, Charles and Agnes Smyth, and Warren Fox and Ruth (Fox) Balcom; and her canine companion, Daisy, in 2014.
A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, July 26, beginning at 5:00 p.m., Rev. Nicholas J. Cammarata, pastor, will preside. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Marquette General Hospital, U.P. Home Health and Hospice, and Marquette General Hematology/ Oncology for the many kindnesses extended to Wendy and her family throughout her illness. Your compassion, caring, and professional expertise added greatly to the quality of her life and gave comforting reassurance to her family. Thank you.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to UP Home Health and Hospice, 510 Mather Avenue, Ishpeming, MI 49849.
The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at swansonlundquistfuneralhome.com