November 22, 1935 — February 1, 2019
Pixie “Sue” Crossan, of Lebanon, died February 1, 2019, at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House. She was 83.
Sue was born to John and Nellie Murphy on November 22, 1935. She was born in Altus, Oklahoma, and raised on the family farm in Hess, Oklahoma.
When Sue was nine years old, the Murphy family moved to Hood River, Oregon. Sue graduated from Hood River High School in 1953, then went on to attend three years at Portland State University. In 1959, Sue graduated from Oregon State University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education. Sue would later go on and receive her Master of Education Degree from Oregon State University in 1964.
Sue began her teaching career at Sweet Home High School. After a year in Sweet Home, she spent a year teaching at The Dalles High School. In the fall of 1960, she began teaching at Lebanon Middle School. She taught typing and other business-related classes.
On June 25, 1960, Sue married Glen Crossan. Together, they raised three children on the Crossan Family Farm. Sue retired from teaching in 1975.
Sue had many hobbies. She enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, flower arranging, decorating, knitting, crocheting and sewing. However, Sue was best known for her hospitality and serving others. She would often have friends and family in her home for a home-cooked meal.
She attended Lebanon Community Bible Church. She served with her husband as a member of Gideon’s International. She also participated in the local social clubs, which she often hosted in her home.
She is survived by her children, Janet Crossan of Lebanon, Julie Busby (Randy) of Shedd, Oregon and Jay Crossan (Rebecca) of Lebanon; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Glen Crossan; and her brothers, Taylor Murphy, Don Murphy and Robert Murphy.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, at Rock Hill Cemetery. A reception will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and will follow the service at Sand Ridge School (31575 Sand Ridge Road, Lebanon).
Memorial contributions can be made to Gideon’s International, or Alzheimer’s Association and sent in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, Oregon 97355.