Angela Crummett

January 18, 1938 - November 21, 2019
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Angela Arfele Crummett, 81, died peacefully on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at her home. Angela was born in Houston January 18th, 1938. She graduated from St. Agnes Academy in 1955. Following graduation, Angela worked at the Houston Chronicle, and there she met the love of her life, Jack Crummett, and they married at Sacred Heart in Houston in 1958. The couple moved to Galveston in 1961, and being a stay at home mom, Angela delivered telephone books, took in ironing and babysat. In 1971 she began working in the records department at the Galveston Police Department. In 1973, Angela was one of the first two females hired to be a certified police officer with the City of Galveston, where she continued her dedication and service until her retirement in 1997. Some of the many awards she received were The City of Galveston retirement for 25 years of service, Galveston Hall of Fame from the Galveston Women’s Council 1985, and outstanding service to the citizens of Galveston from the 50 Club of Galveston in 1978.

Married to Jack for 61 years, the couple’s motto was, “Always family first.” Angela had so much love for her friends and participated in Mahjong, Pokeno, Bunko, Beta Signa Phi, Xi, Tau Omicorn Sorority and numerous organizations. She was very devoted to her Catholic faith and talked to the Lord daily.

Angela will be met in heaven by her parents, Benny and Camille Arfele, and loving friend, Sandy Onove.

She leaves behind a large and loving family: husband, Jack Crummett; her adoring children, Karen and Frank Sawyer, Jack and Holly Crummett, John Crummett, Camille and David Bivens, and Chris and Kim Crummett; 8 grandchildren: Jonathan and Steffani Crummett, James Ryan Crummett, Angela and David Cooley, Alicia and Kory Freeman, Heather Crummett, Haley Crummett, Megan Crummett, and Heather and Sam Conway; along with 8 great grandchildren: Fred and Bella Crummett, Jordan Crummett, Gavin and Madison Freeman, and their sister coming in April, Addison Close, Simon and Jacob Conway and Sebastian Williams. Angela is also survived by her sister, Tory and Sid Cammeresi; brothers, Benny and Debbie Arfele and CB Arfele; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and special furry loves, Goldie and Abigail.

Visitation will be Monday, November 25th from 4:00 until 6:00 pm at Sacred Heart Church, 14th & Broadway in Galveston, with a rosary beginning at 6:00 pm.

Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, November 26th at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Church with burial to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will b: AJ Camarata, Jonathan and James Ryan Crummett, Frank Sawyer, David Bivens, Richard Boyle, Patrick Goen, and Benny and Randy Arfele.

Angela’s family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. Lindsay Sonstein, who provided tender support.

Donations in Angela’s honor may be made to: St Vincent de Paul, Jesse Tree, and Meals on Wheels of Galveston.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, November 25, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


1302 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Rosary at 6:00 PM.

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


1302 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Time: 11:30 am

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


2506 65th Street, Galveston, TX, 77551

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Donation Information

Galveston Island Meals on Wheels

Phone: 409.744.2668

2803 53rd Street
Galveston, TX 77550
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Jesse Tree

Phone: 409-762-2233

P.O. Box 575
Galveston, Texas 77555-0575


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Born: January 18, 1938
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Jack's Running club posted on 12/1/19

Our heart and prayers go out to Jack and his family.


Gwen Williams posted on 11/29/19

Angela, an angel waiting to return home to her heavenly home. Blessings & comfort is my prayer for her dear family! God knows & cares. He will see you through!


Rebeccah Hill posted on 11/26/19

I pray to our Lord that He bless Angela's family, that His Grace and love find them now. That His Spirit may comfort and guide those who might be suffering. God bless you Angela. You Will be missed. I'm grateful that you are in God's kingdom of everlasting grace with Aunt Sandy and Jesus Christ. You and your family will be in my heart and my prayers.


Matt S posted on 11/26/19

I was very sad to hear that Angela had passed away last week. My condolences to Angela’s family and loved ones. She was truly a great person who always put others above herself. I first met Angela when she conducted my background investigation at GPD in 1983. After I was hired she continued to “watch over” me and the others from “her flock”. She remained a mentor to me throughout her career and after. But more than that, Angela was a true friend whom I admired and respected. There is definitely a spot reserved for her in Heaven! “Non Solus” = “Never Alone”.


Gina Crawford posted on 11/25/19

So many wonderful childhood memories. She will never be forgotten and always remembered with a beautiful smile and a big hug for everyone.


Jeff Gottlob posted on 11/25/19

Another angel gets her wings......


Jeff Gottlob posted on 11/25/19

She was awesome to me and my buddies as teenagers growing up on this small Island. Always keeping a watchful and motherly eye over us, and all of us knowing she'd bop us in the head with her stick if necessary. My sincere condolences to the entire Crummett Family and my respect for 61 incredible years with Jack.


Michelle Gonzalez posted on 11/25/19

May you rest in peace lovely lady. Your gentle smile and warmth will be truly missed.


Angelo DeVries Sr. posted on 11/25/19

In memory of Angela Crummett, Angelo DeVries Sr. lit a candle


Angelo DeVries Sr. posted on 11/25/19

I am very sorry to hear this myself my deceased wife and children were very good friends. Angele will be sadly be missed by all because she knew no strangers. I am so saddened by this news.


Susan (Carpenter) Sanders posted on 11/25/19

Heart felt condolences and prayers to family and friends. I had the pleasure of working with Angela at GPD when she became one of the first policewoman of the department. As said before, she WILL be missed. ❤️


Dora Garcia posted on 11/24/19

I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Angela at a Pokino group. From the very first meeting we wind up having a lot in common, mainly dialysis! Being a former patient and now a recipient of a cadaver organ donor our conversations were interesting. I recall her tell me one of those many evenings of gaming that I was her hero and someone she looked up too! I felt honored that such a wonderful person would give me that honor. My sincere condolences to her family and loved ones. May God in heaven give you peace and understanding. RIP, my sweet Angela! You will be missed!


Jayne V. Ovalle posted on 11/24/19

Angela was a kind and compassionate Person. My condolences for the Crummett and Arfele Family.


Allison Brown posted on 11/24/19

My sincerest sympathy to the family of Angela Crummett. Bob & Allison Brown Neighbors in the East End


Jennifer Travis posted on 11/24/19

Spent many wonderful nights playing Pokeno. I greatly miss the camaraderie on all the ladies involved, including Camille Givens, Karen Crummett Sawyer and Angela Crummett. I also enjoyed having Angela being a close neighbor. Out neighborhood felt that much safer and very warm with Angela there. She will be enormously missed. I'm very glad she is no longer hurting. Continuing prayers for all the extended Crummett family.


Teresa Mayfield Zubia posted on 11/24/19

I have been family for 53 years and unfortunately had only heard about her until 15 yrs. ago when we first met. She was so sweet and treated me like she had known me her whole life. She welcomed me with open arms and while my mother and I were there she took us to see the carved trees, she took us to Moody Gardens and we even had dinner at her house. She eventually met my son and again she greeted him with open arms. He never forgot that and even made a point to see her again when he was in Galveston. It would have been a loss to me and my family had we not had the opportunity to meet and spend time with her. She will be truly missed by all. Prayers to you all!


Wylie Evans posted on 11/24/19

...a real ball of fire. I can hear her voice now.


David Kaplan posted on 11/24/19

To the family of Angela Crummett, Please accept my sincere sympathy at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Sweeten posted on 11/24/19

In memory of Angela Crummett, Sweeten lit a candle


Isabel Martinez posted on 11/23/19

My deepest condolences to the Crummett Family. She was truly a sweet lady. May she rest in peace.


Bull posted on 11/23/19

There not enough words to express the grief you and family are going through. Condolences my friend you mother was a real pistol. God bless her beautiful soul and you and yours. David Mirelez &Family


Diana Ybarra posted on 11/23/19

So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for y’all. She was a wonderful lady. She will be missed 💕


pamela ziebart posted on 11/23/19

rest in peace beautiful lady you were a jewel. Pamela & David Ziebart


Angela Winegar and Ron Eaves posted on 11/23/19

Sincere condolences to the Crummett family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.


Helen M. Mye posted on 11/23/19

Sorry for your loss. Angela always had a smile on her face and was willing help where needed.


Armando Torres posted on 11/23/19

I consider it an honor to have known and worked with Angela at the Galveston Police Department ! A very special person to all who knew her !


Trudy Deen Davis posted on 11/23/19

Angela was a great resource to caseworkers at Children's Protective Services and the team at the Advocacy Center for Children of Galveston County. I was honored to work with her at both of those agencies. She was a dedicated and compassionate officer and investigator.


Kim Crummett posted on 11/23/19

My mentor, my friend, my family. Love you Angela.


Terri & Sherri Oliver posted on 11/23/19

In memory of Angela Crummett, Terri & Sherri Oliver lit a candle


Letty Mock posted on 11/23/19

My memory of this beautiful lady is when we first met on our ACTS retreat. We just hit it off. We were two of kind loving and fun. We were not letting anyone take our Joy! Angela you will be missed.


Danielle Laird posted on 11/23/19

Tory, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.


Trisha Brandtfox posted on 11/23/19

To the Crummett and Arfele Families Angela had a big warm smile that could melt icebergs. She loved her Family, and was a strong woman of Faith. She was just GREAT.


Terri Oliver posted on 11/23/19

My condolences to the Crummett family, I will remember Angela as such a sweet and kind person. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love to you, and prayers for you at this time... Sincerely, Terri Oliver


Diane Unbehagen posted on 11/23/19

My sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family !


Bridgette Landis posted on 11/23/19

Heaven has another angel. Rest In Peace with no more pain.


Judy Wolf posted on 11/23/19

I am so sorry to hear about my friends passing. My deepest sympathies to all the Crummetts. I will miss Angela very much.


Mary Mulkey posted on 11/23/19

In our thoughts & prayers Boyd & Mary Mulkey


Serena Frederick posted on 11/23/19

May the Lord bless and keep your family during this time of loss. Rest In Peace, Mrs. Crummett~


Stephanie Carlson posted on 11/23/19

Rest now Angela. You earned it. You'll be so very missed. I love you. Goodbye for now.


Art Castaneda posted on 11/23/19

My thoughts and prayers go to Jack and his family during your loss of your wife Angela. May the good Lord keep you in his mighty grace. Sincerely Art n kathy Castaneda


Karen Goolishian posted on 11/22/19

Her family is in my thoughts and prayers. She was an outstanding role model for me growing up and she will be greatly missed by many. Family stay strong!


Carmen Rodriguez posted on 11/22/19

My sincere condolences to the Crummet Family. I was one of the lucky ones to know your sweet mother. She was truly one of a kind. I know that she leaves behind an awesome legacy. I am praying for comfort during these most difficult times.


Donna Lawrence posted on 11/22/19

In memories of Angela Crummett. She was a wonderful lady.Donna Lawrence


Amy brennan Larison posted on 11/22/19

Our sweet Angela was an angel on Earth!! She will be missed by all who loved her.


Jennie posted on 11/22/19

May the Peace of the Lord always be with you. Your mother was one of a kind and true to the soul. She will be greatly missed, but always remembered. We are here if needed. Love, Jennie & Anna Latham


Candace Warren posted on 11/22/19

In memory of Angela Crummett, Candace Warren lit a candle