January 28, 2007

Girl taught family how to really love

Diaper rash cream works great on babies. Unfortunately, Crystal Jones had to figure out the hard way that the gooey ointment wasn't intended for her Cabbage Patch doll, Emery. As a young girl, she smeared Desitin all over her polyester-stuffed friend. "Even after two trips through the washer, (Emery) was still kind of sticky," said her mother, Sue Jones. "But he never got a rash." Sue and her husband, Jim, have many stories like this about their daughter who died Jan. 18 at age 17 in Meridian. Friends and family will share their memories of Crystal during a Celebration of Life at 2 p.m., Monday at Alden Waggoner Funeral Home in Boise.

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