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Nana "Nan" Crawford Hornbeck

Galveston, Texas

October 9, 1943 - June 7, 2024

Nana "Nan" Crawford Hornbeck Obituary

Nana Crawford Hornbeck, 80, of Port Bolivar, Tx passed away on June 7, 2024 in her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born on October 9, 1943 in Houston, Tx to Henry and Ottice Crawford. She lived in Maydelle, Tx in her younger years and moved to Port Bolivar where she resided as a beloved long-term resident. 

Not only was her given name “Nana” but she was also a “Nana” to everyone that knew her. She was able to balance being a mother, wife, sister, daughter, business owner, volunteer, and friend to many. She always made sure that everyone was taken care of.  She spent time hauling her 3 girls to dance lessons and recitals for 10 years and even had the dance classes moved to the garage in Bolivar, so their friends could join in. She was also instrumental in creating the disco dances at the recreational hall, to keep all the Bolivar teenagers out of trouble. When there was a need for sewing, Nana sat for hours sewing wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses, prom dresses and dance recital costumes. 

Her favorite past times included traveling to the Astro Games, going on the Delbert Cruises, playing slot machines every chance she had, being in parades as a sweet potato queen and being an avid shopper. She was ready for good times and good laughs, regardless of where she was, as she surrounded herself with her happy-go-lucky, jubilant friends.  She was a cherished friend of the Bolivar community and served as the treasurer for the Bolivar Cemetery for 13 years.

Professionally, she worked at American National until she married the love of her life, James R Hornbeck, in September 1963. She spent the next 45 years working at the family established business, Milt’s Seafood. Anyone that came into Milt’s with a problem or issue, would leave with a solution and a smile.  

Nana will be deeply missed by her surviving family members including her loving husband of 60 years, James R Hornbeck, and their 3 daughters, Barbara Lee and husband Larry Lee, Patty Alexander and husband Steve Alexander, and Linda Dolfi and husband Mike Dolfi, her sister Shelia Sue Crawford and her grandchildren: Kelsi Sullivan, Colton Wegner, Kierstyn and Carson Lee, Matthew Thibodeaux, Jamie Kosler, Chase and Cali Dolfi. She also leaves behind 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, James Ronald Hornbeck, brother Dearld Crawford, and her parents Ottice and Henry Crawford.  

Her family could not be more thankful and forever grateful to her beloved caregivers Janet Stinson, Brandi Turner, Charmaine Clowers, Melinda Garland, Evelyn Guidry-McCagg, Donna Wichkoski, Kierstyn Lee and Jamie Kosler.  Each of them contributed to her having a higher quality of life for as long as possible.  

Her daughters are thankful for the beautiful lives they have because of her, and her boundless love for them.  

Visitation for Nana will be held on June 13, 2024, at J. Levy & Brothers Funeral Home located at 2128 Broadway, Galveston, Tx  77550 from 5pm – 7pm. A Christian service will be held at Port Bolivar Baptist Church on June 14, 2024 at 10:00am.  A reception for family and friends will be held at the Port Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department after the burial. Reverend Dennis Allen will officiate, and Keith Zahar will give the eulogy. 

Pallbearers will be Colton Wegner, Matthew Thibodeaux, Chase Dolfi, Carson Lee, Malcolm Comeaux, and Francisco Tovar.  Honorary pallbearers are Gregory Rodriguez and Lucio Tovar. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Port Bolivar Cemetery, P.O. Box 9, Port Bolivar, Tx 77650 or The Richmond State School, 2100 Preston St., Richmond, Tx 77469.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Nana "Nan" Crawford Hornbeck hosted by J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home.

Nana Crawford Hornbeck, 80, of Port Bolivar, Tx passed away on June 7, 2024 in her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born on October 9, 1943 in Houston, Tx to Henry and Ottice Crawford. She lived in Maydelle, Tx in her younger years and moved to Port Bolivar where she resided as a beloved long-term resident. 

Not only was her given name “Nana” but she was also a “Nana” to everyone that knew her. She was able to balance being a mother, wife, sister, daughter, business owner, volunteer, and friend to many. She always made sure that everyone was taken care of.  She spent time hauling her 3 girls to dance lessons and recitals for 10 years and even had the dance classes moved to the garage in Bolivar, so their friends could join in. She was also instrumental in creating the disco dances at the recreational hall, to keep all the Bolivar teenagers out of trouble. When there was a need for sewing, Nana sat for hours sewing wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses, prom dresses and dance recital costumes. 

Her favorite past times included traveling to the Astro Games, going on the Delbert Cruises, playing slot machines every chance she had, being in parades as a sweet potato queen and being an avid shopper. She was ready for good times and good laughs, regardless of where she was, as she surrounded herself with her happy-go-lucky, jubilant friends.  She was a cherished friend of the Bolivar community and served as the treasurer for the Bolivar Cemetery for 13 years.

Professionally, she worked at American National until she married the love of her life, James R Hornbeck, in September 1963. She spent the next 45 years working at the family established business, Milt’s Seafood. Anyone that came into Milt’s with a problem or issue, would leave with a solution and a smile.  

Nana will be deeply missed by her surviving family members including her loving husband of 60 years, James R Hornbeck, and their 3 daughters, Barbara Lee and husband Larry Lee, Patty Alexander and husband Steve Alexander, and Linda Dolfi and husband Mike Dolfi, her sister Shelia Sue Crawford and her grandchildren: Kelsi Sullivan, Colton Wegner, Kierstyn and Carson Lee, Matthew Thibodeaux, Jamie Kosler, Chase and Cali Dolfi. She also leaves behind 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, James Ronald Hornbeck, brother Dearld Crawford, and her parents Ottice and Henry Crawford.  

Her family could not be more thankful and forever grateful to her beloved caregivers Janet Stinson, Brandi Turner, Charmaine Clowers, Melinda Garland, Evelyn Guidry-McCagg, Donna Wichkoski, Kierstyn Lee and Jamie Kosler.  Each of them contributed to her having a higher quality of life for as long as possible.  

Her daughters are thankful for the beautiful lives they have because of her, and her boundless love for them.  

Visitation for Nana will be held on June 13, 2024, at J. Levy & Brothers Funeral Home located at 2128 Broadway, Galveston, Tx  77550 from 5pm – 7pm. A Christian service will be held at Port Bolivar Baptist Church on June 14, 2024 at 10:00am.  A reception for family and friends will be held at the Port Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department after the burial. Reverend Dennis Allen will officiate, and Keith Zahar will give the eulogy. 

Pallbearers will be Colton Wegner, Matthew Thibodeaux, Chase Dolfi, Carson Lee, Malcolm Comeaux, and Francisco Tovar.  Honorary pallbearers are Gregory Rodriguez and Lucio Tovar. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Port Bolivar Cemetery, P.O. Box 9, Port Bolivar, Tx 77650 or The Richmond State School, 2100 Preston St., Richmond, Tx 77469.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Nana "Nan" Crawford Hornbeck hosted by J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home.

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