Rulon “Rudy” Smithson Crum (82) passed away on September 10, 2019 in Mesa, Arizona. He was born August 7, 1937 in Duncan Arizona to Robert Ray and Ruth Annie Smithson Crum, where he lived on the farm until his family moved to Phoenix in 1943. In 1953 the family moved to Mesa Arizona and Rudy was recruited to play sports at and attend Gilbert High School where he graduated in 1956. He attended early morning seminary at Mesa High School, and it was there that he met the love of his life, Rosa Lee Schofield. They married in 1957. Together they had 6 wonderful children.
Rudy spent his career working for Mountain Bell Telephone in various capacities, and serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mesa. In 1990, Rudy retired from Mountain Bell and started a small company, AT&E (Arizona Telephone and Electronics) that he ran until 2004. That year, Rudy and Rosie left to serve an LDS Mission in Fresno California. They returned in 2006 and then served a second Mission in the Montevideo, Uruguay Mission from 2008-2009. His later years were filled with spending time with his 33 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
He is Lovingly survived by his dear wife Rosa Lee (Schofield) of 62 years, his children, Julie Crane (Richard), Janis Johnson (Todd), John Crum (Lori) who preceded him in death, William Crum (Kathy), Rulon Crum (Jennifer) and Fred Crum (Caroline).
Funeral services for Rudy will be held Saturday, September 21st at 10:00 am at the LDS Church building located at 2835 E Des Moines St., Mesa 85213. Visitation will be Friday, September 20th from 6-8 pm at the same church building on Des Moines St., Mesa.