Lyda Nancy Chance Crawford, 93, of Corpus Christi passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2010. She was born Nov. 22, 1916 in Union Township, Kan., to Fred and Clara Mae Thomas Taylor.

Lyda was a resident of Corpus Christi since 1956 and owner of C & T Gift and News at the Corpus Christi International Airport. She attended Western Meadows Baptist Church. She loved traveling and the great outdoors.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; one sister and her first husband, Herschel Chance.

She is survived by her husband, Dan B. Crawford of Corpus Christi; son, Ralph (Debbie) Chance of San Antonio; grandchildren, Christopher Chance, James Chance, Nicholas Chance, and Lucas Chance; Dan's children and grand children; numerous nieces and nephews; and longtime friends, Frances Montgomery and Peggy Haines.

Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 10 a.m. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Steve Wood officiating. Interment will be in the Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home