In memory of
Virginia Ann Priddy Crier
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In memory of
Virginia Ann Priddy Crier
CRIER, Virginia Ann Priddy Virginia Ann Priddy Crier passed from this life November 19th, 2019. Ann was born July 27, 1930, in Dallas, Texas to William Ross Priddy and Virginia Bradfield Priddy. Ann grew up in Highland Park, attending Bradfield Elementary. With the onset of WWII, Ann's Father enlisted in the Navy. Her parents temporarily moved to Austin followed by a move to Scarsdale, NY when her father, Lt. Ross Priddy, was assigned duty at 1 Park Ave NYC, NY. Ann's passion for the theater and the opera was born from regular family trips into the city to attend spectacular performances on Broadway and at the Metropolitan Opera. Following the return of the family to Dallas, Ann graduated from Highland Park High School and started participating in Dallas Little Theatre activities. Ann enrolled as a Drama major at University of Texas at Austin. While there, Ann focused on all aspects of theater production, acting, costumes, stage set and writing. She blossomed as a budding playwright, penning a one-act play entitled "Marriage-Go-Round". Published in the Texan Magazine, the play also won a National Collegiate playwriting competition. Subsequently, the play was performed as the first live television drama produced in the state of Texas. The production featured Ann and her future husband, William T. Crier Jr., in the starring roles. Ann and William T. Crier Jr. were married September 1, 1950 at Highland Park United Methodist Church. "Marriage-Go-Round" started in earnest for Ann with the rearing of her 3 daughters. Ann immersed herself in numerous activities related to the growth and education of her children, swimming, piano lessons and serving as president of the Richardson Spring Valley Elementary School PTA. Ann followed in her mother's footsteps with her involvement in the Dallas Woman's Club, Garden Club, Tri-Delta Sorority, Ferndale Club and Craig classes. Ann's theatrical background led to her being the DWC member frequently charged with program duties and the architectural design of the DWC new theater on Park Lane. Paramount in Ann's life was the breeding, training, and showing of Arabian horses. Ann's early love of all things equine was recognized and nurtured by her father, starting with pony rides graduating to full size steeds that she kept pastured at the northeast corner of Preston Road and Northwest highway. Ann enjoyed summer riding at Stoneleigh Ranch and Walemar. At the height of Crier Arabians, the farm in Plano, TX, maintained 40 head of horses, numerous dogs, cats, and cattle. Ann is predeceased by her husband, William Thomas Crier Jr. and her daughter, Carolyn Ann Crier. She is survived by her daughters Catherine Jean Crier and Cynthia Bradfield Crier AIA of New York. If desired, contributions may be made to the Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, Dallas, or the SPCA of Texas or a charity of choice. Service will be held at Restland Funeral Home's Wildwood Chapel December 4th at 12:30.
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In memory of
Virginia Ann Priddy Crier
CRIER, Virginia Ann Priddy Virginia Ann Priddy Crier passed from this life November 19th, 2019. Ann was born July 27, 1930, in Dallas, Texas to William Ross Priddy and Virginia Bradfield Priddy. Ann grew up in Highland Park, attending Bradfield Elementary. With the onset of WWII, Ann's Father enlisted in the Navy. Her parents temporarily moved to Austin followed by a move to Scarsdale, NY when her father, Lt. Ross Priddy, was assigned duty at 1 Park Ave NYC, NY. Ann's passion for the theater and the opera was born from regular family trips into the city to attend spectacular performances on Broadway and at the Metropolitan Opera. Following the return of the family to Dallas, Ann graduated from Highland Park High School and started participating in Dallas Little Theatre activities. Ann enrolled as a Drama major at University of Texas at Austin. While there, Ann focused on all aspects of theater production, acting, costumes, stage set and writing. She blossomed as a budding playwright, penning a one-act play entitled "Marriage-Go-Round". Published in the Texan Magazine, the play also won a National Collegiate playwriting competition. Subsequently, the play was performed as the first live television drama produced in the state of Texas. The production featured Ann and her future husband, William T. Crier Jr., in the starring roles. Ann and William T. Crier Jr. were married September 1, 1950 at Highland Park United Methodist Church. "Marriage-Go-Round" started in earnest for Ann with the rearing of her 3 daughters. Ann immersed herself in numerous activities related to the growth and education of her children, swimming, piano lessons and serving as president of the Richardson Spring Valley Elementary School PTA. Ann followed in her mother's footsteps with her involvement in the Dallas Woman's Club, Garden Club, Tri-Delta Sorority, Ferndale Club and Craig classes. Ann's theatrical background led to her being the DWC member frequently charged with program duties and the architectural design of the DWC new theater on Park Lane. Paramount in Ann's life was the breeding, training, and showing of Arabian horses. Ann's early love of all things equine was recognized and nurtured by her father, starting with pony rides graduating to full size steeds that she kept pastured at the northeast corner of Preston Road and Northwest highway. Ann enjoyed summer riding at Stoneleigh Ranch and Walemar. At the height of Crier Arabians, the farm in Plano, TX, maintained 40 head of horses, numerous dogs, cats, and cattle. Ann is predeceased by her husband, William Thomas Crier Jr. and her daughter, Carolyn Ann Crier. She is survived by her daughters Catherine Jean Crier and Cynthia Bradfield Crier AIA of New York. If desired, contributions may be made to the Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, Dallas, or the SPCA of Texas or a charity of choice. Service will be held at Restland Funeral Home's Wildwood Chapel December 4th at 12:30.
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Dallas, TX 75243
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