Primrose Johnston Craven, born Sept. 20, 1921, died Sept. 9, 2012.
Primrose attended high school in Greenwich, Conn., and received her BA in social work from Sweet Briar, Va., in 1943. While working as a social worker in Greenwich, she met the Rev. Arnold Bates Craven, and they married in 1946. They resided in Old Greenwich, where Primrose worked as a children’s librarian before spending a year in England and then moving to Chatham, Mass., in 1963.
Primrose worked as a professional with the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Massachusetts as Field Director, Director of Adult Education, and Curator of the Girl Scout Museum.
Primrose has been a member of the American Association of University Women since 1969. She was president of the Cape Cod branch twice and successfully worked to encourage women to attend college and to raise the money to enable them to do so.
Some of the other positions in the community that Primrose held are Chairman of the Chatham Human Services Committee, member of the Chatham Committee of the Disabled, Secretary of the Chatham Ecumenical Council for the Homeless, and Secretary of TOPS. She was a founding member of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Chatham and participated fully in the community of the church including membership on the Outreach Committee.
Primrose is loved and cherished by her family: Charis, Bill, Chris, Allison, Auriella, Erica, Maitreya.
The family would like to thank Canyon Creek Memory Care for the excellent and loving care they gave Primrose.
Services will be at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1241 Crawford Drive, on Sept. 21 at 2 p.m.