A celebration of life and funeral services for Craig Staneart, have been set. The following obituary courtesy of Evans Brown Mortuaries provides the details:
Craig Eugene Staneart entered eternal life on Friday, February 15, 2013. Craig was born in Portland, Oregon to parents Herman and Ruth Staneart. His family moved to Torrance, California when he was young and he was raised between Torrance and Huntington Beach. Craig graduated high school and joined the US Army. He served from 1968-1970 and transferred into the reserves following his active duty time. While enlisted, Craig met the love of his life and best friend through church, Ann Marie Duarte. It was love at first sight. They wrote each other every day during Craig’s active duty time. They married at the church where they met on July 2, 1970. Craig and Ann started their home in Laguna Hills, California and moved to Lake Elsinore in 1979. They were blessed with 4 children and 8 grandchildren. For the past 34 years they have called Lake Elsinore their home.
Craig was a very outgoing, genuine man with a strong love for the Lord. He had a passion for sharing God’s word and would pray for anyone in need. He had a playful personality and was a loving father and grandfather. He adored and treasured his wife Ann Marie. Craig worked as a general contractor for 35 years and had an innovative mind. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t accomplish. He kept in great physical shape throughout his life and prior to being diagnosed with dementia 6 years ago passed both his physical and written exams to become part of the Riverside sheriffs department. He enjoyed baking, hunting, and being outdoors. Most of all he loved his family and they loved him. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Craig is survived by his beloved wife of almost 43 years, Ann Marie; their 4 children Craig Isaac Staneart, Dara Carrescia and her husband Greg, Sarah Nesvold and her husband John, and Lisa Staneart. As well as 8 grandchildren; Craigie Mikel, Collin and Cayden Staneart, Jadon and Talya Carrescia, Ciara and Luke Nesvold and David Staneart.
Craig’s family will receive guests for a time of visitation from 12-4PM on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the Evans Brown Sun City Mortuary Chapel, 27010 Encanto Drive, Sun City, CA 92585. Craig’s Celebration of Life Ceremony with military honors performed by the US Army will begin at 4PM at the same location with a reception to follow. Craig’s burial will be privately held at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California.