July 27, 1918 - June 26, 2014
Crystal Elaine Follett Cleveland was born to Joe Lane Follett and Mayme Mildred McDowell on July 27, 1918. She was the oldest of three girls her two younger sisters were Elolene and Thelma. Crystal and Eolene were preceeded in death by Thelma at the age of 18. Crystal known to many as “Chris” got her name when as a young lady, a friend of hers started to call her “Chris” instead of Crystal and the name stuck ever since. She graduated from Alsea High School and aspired to be a school teacher. About that time, her father had a logging accident and became paralyzed as a result so Crystal put off her teaching career and went to work in the laundry to help her mother and father supplement their income to support the family. Crystal met her future husband Anson Cleveland at a dance and married him on October 21, 1944. During their 30 years of marriage and due to the fact Anson was a military officer they traveled all over the world and back many times. It was difficult for a young married couple but they persevered. Anson passed away of cancer in 1974 and they did not have any children. Chris later met and became friends with Joe Harris whom she continued a long term partnership with for over 35 years until Joe passed away in 2011 and Crystal was once again a single woman. She was a social butterfly and enjoyed meeting friends for lunch, tea or just a social gathering with her lady friends as well as spending time with family during the holidays . She lived her final years at the Regent Retirement Center in Corvallis and knew many people in the community, especially considering that despite the fact she traveled all over the world, Corvallis was her home. She passed away on June 26th, just one month shy of her 96th birthday. She was loved by so many and will be truly missed for her kind and compassionate way. .
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