On June 28, 2022, at 11:40 am Crystal Joy Schwalger returned into the arms of our Lord after a
two-year battle with lung cancer.
She endured this fight with grace and courage all with a smile. Despite this trial, Crystal came
out a hero and stayed strong until the end. She was 53 years old.
Crystal Joy Schwalger was born August 7, 1968, to parents Dewie and Betty Lafevers in Hood
River, OR. She grew up in Bingen, Wa with her parents and three sisters.
Crystal met her sweetheart Clarence at BYU Hawaii and knew that they would be together
forever from the beginning. They married December 16, 1989. Together they had 5 children.
They first lived and raised their children in Washougal/Camas, Wa. In 2008 the family moved to
Crystal enjoyed spending time with her husband. She loved to travel with him and make new
memories together. She especially loved the beach and going to Hawaii.
She was a hard worker and was proud to earn her Master of Science Management and
She loved her children and was someone they could all talk to about both the good and bad.
Someone who knew how to support the individual needs of her children.
She also had many friends and was a well-loved member of the community and did her best to
help others when she could.
She is survived by her loving husband Clarence Schwalger (Washington, UT), children Keeley
Campbell (Keegan, San Antonio, TX), Keenan Schwalger (Meg, St. George, UT), Mikaio
Schwalger (Phoenix, AZ), Mikenzie Veamatahau (Sosaia, Washington, UT), Kaden Schwalger
(Washington, UT), grandchildren Henry, Noel, Elijah, Salesi, and Zaya, sisters Diann, Laurel
and multiple cousins, nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents Dewie and Betty Lafevers, sister Tae Campbell, and nephews Yohan
Choi, Aric Campbell, and Ryan Campbell.
The family is comforted by the fact that Crystal passed on her beloved sister Tae’s birthday. We
believe that she left when she did to reunite with her sister that she missed very much.
Funeral Services will be Saturday July 9, 2022, at 9:00am at the Washington Stake Center 486
E Mangum Rd, Washington, UT 84780. Interment will take place at the Washington City Cemetery
300 Park View Dr, Washington, UT 84780 immediately after.
Services will be live streamed from the obituary page.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Hughes Mortuary, 1037 East 700 S. St. George,