From the Brady Herald
15 November, 1966
Mrs. Annie Emelia Craft, 81, of Melvin, was dead on arrival at the Brady
Hospital at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, after a sudden illness.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Wilkerson Chapel with burial in Rsst Haven Cemetery conducted by the Rev, Bill Boswell of the First Christian Church and the Rev, W, H. Marshall of the Trinity Methodist Church.
Mrs. Craft was born Aug. 30, 1885 in Nassjo, Sweden and thus was 81 years, 2 months and 12 days of age when she suffered a fatal heart attack.
She came to America at the age of one year with her parents the late Mr. And Mrs. J. P. Fritz, and settled on a farm near Austin. There she received her schooling and grew to young womanhood.
She and Gus Craft were married on Feb. 5, 1914, in Austin, and they spent their early married life there, coming to Melvin in 1923. They bought a farm south of Melvin and have made their home there since. She was the last surviving member of a family of eight brothers and sisters.
Mr. and Mrs. Craft celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary three years ago.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Lincoln and Robert Craft, both of Brady; one daughter, Mrs. Randohl Carlson of Melvin, and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers were K. O. Ellington, Carl Lundquist, Oscar Byman, Avert Carlson, W. D. Flemming and Paul Hanson.
Out-of-town relatives and friends attending Mrs. Craft's funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sundbeck, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Swenson, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Swenning, Mr. and Mrs. Filmore Bloomquist, Miss Olga Bloomquist, Mrs. Oscar Anderson, Mrs. O. T. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Walling and Miss Ruby Wallin from Austin, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wallin from Bedford, Mr. and Mrs. Odis Neve from San Angelo and T. H. Marsden, also from San Angelo.