Warm, gracious, and giving. These three simple words speak volumes about Edna Crow, retired district supervisor of vocational home economics and state advisor of the Future Homemakers of America/Home Economics Related Occupations.
Edna Crow, the second of three children, fulfilled her destiny by becoming an educator. She began her educational career as an elementary teacher in the Ron School District, Harmon County, moving from there to Hollis as a home economics teacher.
Edna did much more than teach home economics classes — she was class sponsor, director of several three-act plays, and supervisor of programs and decorations for more junior-senior banquets than you can imagine.
Leadership comes naturally to Edna. She served as president of both the Home Economics Division and the Oklahoma Vocational Association in 1975 and held a number of other offices in professional and civic associations. She received FHA’s National Distinguished Service Award in 1984 and was later awarded an honorary FHA life membership.
Edna says her most notable achievement was leading state FHA members and advisors in a fund-raising drive to build FHA’s National Leadership Building.
Edna’s retirement in 1984 capped a 34-year career in vocational education, 25 as a teacher at the local level.
Even in retirement, Edna is a human dynamo. She is one of two very busy secretaries of the Oklahoma County Retired Educators Association and a trustee of the Spanish Cove Retirement Village in Yukon. She is also a member of the Yukon Veterans Historical Committee and a member of the Oklahoma Historical Society.
Ms. Crow was inducted to the CareerTech Hall of Fame in 1995.