Miriam Emily Crocker, 91 years old, passed away on June 4, 2017. She was a Colorado native, growing up in Peyton and the Colorado Springs area. She was a homemaker, a small business owner, and bookkeeper for Crocker Construction.
Miriam was born on May 17, 1926 to Clarence Hardin Cleese from Peyton, Colorado and Harriet Irene Cleese (Buss) from Colorado Springs, Colorado. On December 21, 1944, she married Walter Thomas Crocker in Reno, Nevada.
Miriam loved creating as a ceramist, and taught lessons in her own shop. She also enjoyed her family and playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was enchanted by traveling to many different places and learning about their history. She cherished her memories and scrapbooked and worked on family genealogy. She had an appreciation and memberships in many organizations to include: Rainbow Girls, 4-H Club, Ada Alumnae, Eastern Star, Well Baby Clinic, Manitou Brownies-Cub Scouts, and Pikes Peak Council of Churches. She attended Peyton High School, and graduated in 1944.
She is survived by her sister, Harriet Ann Smock and brother in law Bud Lionel Smock; her son in law, Donald Adamson -remarried to Sue; her grandchildren: Scott Crocker, Lana Garland (Crocker) -married to Ben Garland, Chad Crocker -married to ShaShana, Pam Robillard (Adamson)-married to Josh Robillard, Edward Adamson-married to Laura, Gerry Adamson-married to Pam; and 18 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Thomas Crocker; son, Thomas Roy Crocker; daughter Jeanette Marie Adamson (Crocker).
A visitation will be held from 12:00pm to 2:00pm on June 8th, 2017 at Shrine of Remembrance. A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on June 8th at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910. Entombment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum following the service. A reception will be held following the entombment.