Jimmie Frazier Crittenden

Born: Thu., Feb. 21, 1935
Died: Thu., May 17, 2018


Visitation

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Fri., May 25, 2018
Location: Peoa LDS Church


Funeral Service

12:00 PM Fri., May 25, 2018
Location: Peoa LDS Church


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Jimmie Frazier Crittenden at the age of 83 died on May 17,2018 in Lehi Utah. He was the husband of Georgia Kae Powelson Crittenden. They shared 44 years of marriage together.

Born in Oakley Utah he was the son of Clifton and Ruth Crittenden. He attended Brigham Young University where he played football, basketball and ran track. While at BYU Jim received his Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master’s Degree in Education Administration. He was employed by Alpine School District as a teacher, coach and administrator.

Jim taught and coached football at Lehi High School, where he mentored and influenced many young people. Jim was a PCAA, WAC, and Big Sky College Football Official, who was awarded numerous selections for College Football Bowl Games during his career. He was an avid horseman, hunter and fisherman he was the happiest when he was in the outdoors. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor and his positive outlook on life.

He is gracefully survived by his Legacy of his five daughters Kymm (Nile) Hansen, Kelle ( Steve) Riley, Cyndee Crittenden Carter, Kori (Brian) Day, Jennifer (Jeff) Frier. His 19 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. He is also survived by three siblings Jerald (Loralie) Crittenden, Thomas (Tana) Crittenden and Norine Van Tassell.

Funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Friday, May 25, 2018 at the Oakley/Peoa LDS Ward Chapel on SR 32.  Friends and Family may call from 9:30 to 11:30 am prior to the service.  Interment will follow at the Oakley City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Zions Bank to The Oakley Jr. Rodeo under Jim Crittenden’s name.

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John Fowler
   Posted Tue May 22, 2018
Coach Crittenden was dearly loved by all us Fowlers. While he may not be with us anymore, Coach Crittenden stories and memories will go on for generations as many of us former Lehi High students will never forget him. My condolences to all his loved ones.

John Fowler
North Bend, WA

Bob Cook
   Posted Wed May 23, 2018
My condolences go out to Jims great family. Jim was a big influence in my life. He showed me that I could push myself beyond what I thought was possible. His influence made a difference in a lot of our lives as he coached and mentored us.

George Usher
   Posted Wed May 23, 2018
Dear Crittenden Family,
My sincere condolences at the passing of your father, my friend, coach Jim Crittenden. What a legacy he left at Lehi High School! Master teacher, coach, mentor, builder of young people, friend, gentleman. I will always appreciate his positive nature and encouragement as he helped young people build their skills. I am thankful I came under his tutelage. May our Father in Heaven bless you with peace and comfort at this time, and may our Father's great "Plan of Happiness"' bless you all as you strive to live it, that it may bring you all together in the eternities.
P.S. So sorry I cannot attend the funeral, but will be thinking of you.
With love and respect, George Usher, LHS, Class of 1965...

Steve Lindsay
   Posted Wed May 23, 2018
Jim was a great man and an outstanding athlete and a tremendous football official. He was genuine. You always knew where you stood with Jim. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to his beloved family.

John Robison
   Posted Thu May 24, 2018
My thoughts about my association with Jim are cherished memories. He did so much for me in my career as a football official as well as a coach and teacher. There are a lot of things that stand out to me about Jim. One of them is his complete loyalty as a friend. Another is the love he had for his family. I also remember his devotion to doing all he could to make other people better. All of us will miss him but we will never forget him.

Cliff Norman
   Posted Fri May 25, 2018
Dear Crittenden Family,
My sincere condolences. Jim was an outstanding person and coach. He knew how to get the most out of our football team. We were undersized compared to most of the teams we played and we were able to compete and win most of our games. I am grateful for his example and his ability to get the most out of me. I learned many life skills from his coaching/teaching.
May you be blessed and comforted at this time.
With Love, Cliff Norman Lehi HS Class of 1961.

Bill Fowler
   Posted Tue May 29, 2018
Jim was a not just a great coach, but a great role model, motivator, and friend. I recall one night at the dinner table when I quoted him and my younger sister said...."you spend more time with Coach Crittenden than you do with dad." Dad's reply was, "Bill couldn't be with a better man than Jim Crittenden!" What a tenacious and competitive man he was. I will never forget him and be forever grateful for all he did for me.

Dave and John Larsen
   Posted Tue May 29, 2018
When Jim first came to Lehi, he and the other coaches use to work as paid officials for Church basketball games. Our Dad Chub was the Stake athletic director and after the games we would go and get a hamburger. We and our Dad loved him. John loved playing for JV Basketball and Football for him, he definitely had the ability to inspire his players to play way beyond their normal capacity. Dave worked for him as a mechanic at the school district, the Alpine School District buses stood out because of his maintenance policies. He was a born leader with great charisma. He was widely loved and will be greatly missed.


Kathy Lee Swiss
   Posted Tue June 05, 2018
Dear Crittenden Family,
Sorry for you loss.
I am still working at the Transportation Department, 34 years after your father/husband hired me. We have a card we would like to get to you, I need an address to send it, could someone email me theirs?

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