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Pamela A. Cripps

Pamela A. Cripps, 50, of Crosslake, died at her home Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Crosslake Evangelical Free Church “The Log Church.” Family and friends are invited to gather beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Pamela was born Feb. 9, 1963, in Marshalltown, Iowa, the daughter of Donald and Barbara (Wiltse) Smith. Following high school, she was united in marriage to Jeffery Cripps on July 16, 1983. She worked at a friend’s home daycare. She loved taking care of her family and her day care kids. She also enjoyed listening to music and was a member of the Crosslake Fire Department Auxiliary.

She will be missed by her husband, Jeff; her parents, Donald (Yasueo) Smith and Barb (Charles) Coffman; her children, Lucas (Elizabeth), of Nisswa, and Melissa, of Crosslake; her siblings, Timothy (Barbara) Smith, of Portland, Ore., Christopher (Tammy) Smith, of Marshalltown, Iowa, David Smith, of Dallas, Texas, and Jennifer (Michael) DiSalvo, of Ames, Iowa; as well as many friends, nieces, nephews and special family friends, Jane and Randy Breed.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Crosslake, Minn.