Crystal is a neurotic but good-hearted friend of Roseanne and Jackie from childhood who later became Dan's stepmother, despite being roughly his age. A self-described "doormat" when it comes to men, she speaks with a Southern accent despite having grown up in Lanford because her father was from Arkansas. Crystal refers to most of her young life as a great tragedy, having been kicked out by her mother at age 16 and being forced to live with an aunt. She married in July of the year she graduated high school (age 18) but her first husband, Sonny, died just a year later as a result of falling into the pillar of a new bridge as the cement was being poured (and was still part of the bridge). She soon found herself married to another man (Travis, a welder), whom she later divorced but they remained friends. She was also wed to one other man named Rusty.
Crystal grieved the death of Sonny through several years and couldn't look past it. Crystal also bore a son, through her marriage to Sonny, named Lonnie. Crystal worked at the Wellman Plastics factory with Roseanne and Jackie and quit in order to start a successful cosmetics sales career. Crystal married three times before marrying Dan's father, Ed (against Dan's strong disapproval), and bore two children, Little Ed and Angela with him. Their marriage is perceived to be happy, with Ed's absences creating most of the conflict. A regular cast-member for Season 3 and Season 4, Crystal appears as an occasional recurring character before and afterwards.
21 years later, she has remained good friends with Roseanne and Jackie. She has recently retired from her job as a waitress at a casino and given her former job to Darlene. Retirement proves to be too boring for her and she later returns to working as a waitress at the casino.
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