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Donald Ladd Crawford- May 8, 2018

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Donald Ladd Crawford

Donald Ladd Crawford passed away peacefully on May 8, 2018, surrounded by many loved ones.

Don was born November 4, 1940, in the Philippine Islands, where his father worked at the Itogon Mine on the island of Luzon. During WWII he and his family were civilian prisoners of war in Manila. They returned to the United States in May 1945 and settled in Idaho where his parents grew up. During his high school years, the family moved to California where Don graduated from Greenville High School. He attended San Jose State University for one year, then joined the US Army where he served from 1961 to 1964.

Upon his return he began working for the US Forest Service in Plumas County, where he met his sweetheart, Connie Sue Little. They were married in 1966.  They later moved to Mendocino County where Don was a timber faller until 1989, when he went to work at the California Correctional Center in Susanville, California.

Don and Connie joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in1974, and in the years afterward Don’s callings ranged from Branch President to Bishop.  He loved his church and the many members he served.

Don was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Connie Sue Little; his parents, Paul and Catherine Crawford of Kellogg, Idaho.  He is survived by his daughter, Katia Weatherford (Dwight), his four granddaughters, Kaleigh, Kendyl, Reaghan and Madison and his four sisters: Pauline Crabb of San Clemente, California, Sharon  (Kurt) Kromholtz, of Spokane, Washington, Christine (Andy) Otero of Altadena, California, and Terry Parsons of Kingston, Idaho.

A Celebration of Life Service for Don will be held on May 19th, at 10:00 a.m. at the LDS church in Standish, California.

 

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