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Jane Crider Sawyers Frost, 80, went to be with her Heavenly Father on November 18th, 2021, at Carlsbad Medical Center. By her side and holding her hand was her dear, lifelong friend Linda Burns Thayer and Jane’s brother, John Crider. Her Celebration of Life Memorial will be held Saturday, February 12th at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, 207 N Halagueno Street, Carlsbad, NM. A Graveside Service will follow at Sunset Gardens Cemetery. Memorial arrangements are with Denton-Wood Funeral Home.
Jane was born April 29th, 1941, in Kansas City, KS to Harold C and Verna Buell Crider. She moved when two years old to Carlsbad, NM for her father’s employment in the potash industry. She attended Carlsbad schools and one year of college at NMSU. In 1960 she married Roger T. Sawyers, her high school sweetheart. They lived in Tucson, AZ; Las Cruces, NM; Fort Knox, KY and Fort Rucker, AL while Roger attended college and flight school and served in the US Army as a Captain.
They had two children, Diana, and Mark. Roger, at the young age of 28, was killed in action in Vietnam while serving as a pilot in the US Army in 1967.
In August, 1968 Jane married Jim L Frost, a Teacher and Coach at Carlsbad Municipal Schools. They had one son, Scott.
For 30 years, Jane was employed by the Carlsbad School Employees Credit Union which later became Financial Security Credit Union. Jane was a bookkeeper for 10 years before becoming the President/CEO. She was active in the Eddy County chapter of Credit Unions serving in various capacities including president. She continued her education with numerous credit union and financial services classes. Jane was instrumental in migrating the Carlsbad School Employees Credit Union from manual bookkeeping to computerized accounting with EDS preparing the credit union for future growth.
Jane was a Campfire Girls Advisor for seven years and was active in Assistance League when she was a young mother. She was an enthusiastic supporter of all sports teams her sons played on and served as treasurer of the CHS Football Booster Club. She supported her daughter’s activities including Cave Clan and wherever volunteers were needed, she was there. Jane served on the Board of Directors of Class Act for eight years. She loved to sew and made most of her daughter’s clothes, including all her prom dresses. Jane was active in all CHS “Class of ’59” reunions and organized many of the reunions enjoyed by classmates over the years.
She belonged to the First United Methodist Church and was active in Christian Women’s Club. She participated in a local sorority Epsilon Sigma Alpha when she was younger and held several positions including president. Jane loved Carlsbad passionately and was active in the Carlsbad Beautification Committee and the Republican Women’s Club in her later years.
In her spare time, she enjoyed line dancing classes, reading, walking, music, genealogy, gardening, and time with her beloved dogs. Jane considered herself a patriot and liked to read American history and biographies. She wishes to be remembered as a person who dearly loved her Heavenly Father, family, friends, doggies, and America!
Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Verna Crider, and her first husband Roger Sawyers. Survivors include her children Diana Acker (Tom) of Cedar Park, TX; Mark Sawyers (Evelyn) of Loreto, Baja Mexico; Scott Frost (Julie) of Flagstaff, AZ; brothers Joe Crider (Helen) of Huntington Beach, CA; John Crider of Grand Junction, CO. Grandchildren include Ryan Mahar, Keith Acker, Riley Sawyers, Zoe Sawyers, and Avery Frost, along with Jane’s boyfriend Gary Winfrey of Frisco, TX and her former husband Jim Frost of Cedar Park, TX.
To Honor our mom, Jane you may send contributions to:
First United Methodist Church, 207 N Halagueno Street, Carlsbad, NM
the Wounded Warrior Project, https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org
Or you may send flowers for the February 12th service.