WOLFEBORO, N.H., and WESTFIELD – Crystal Marion (Grass) Sprague, 96, passed away peacefully April 9, 2012, at Wolfeboro Nursing Home, Wolfeboro, N.H. She was born Jan. 20, 1916, in Mars Hill, daughter of Eldridge and Zipporah (Hodgdon) Grass.
She graduated from Aroostook Central Institute, Mars Hill. She spent most of her life in Easton and Westfield, until moving to New Hampshire in 2007. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Westfield. She married John Russell Sprague, Jan. 23, 1943, and they spent 40 wonderful years together before his death July 31, 1983. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker for many years.
She was also predeceased by her parents; one sister, Jean Berardinelli; and three brothers, Clarence, Clifford and Ralph Grass. She is survived by one sister, Hope Field of Mars Hall; five sons, John and wife, Barbara, of Weathersfield, Vt., Lynn and wife, Helene, of Milton, N.H., Gordon and wife, Joan, of South Portland, Terry and wife, Jenny, of Madison, Neb., and Dale and wife, Terry, of Fairfield, Calif.; and one daughter, Nancy Newcomb and husband, Merlin, of Westfield. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Nute Ridge Bible Chapel, 99 Nutes Road, Milton, N.H. Graveside services will be July 7 at Estes Park, Easton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 87, Westfield, ME 04787. Arrangements in care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle. Condolences may be expressed at