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Clifton LeRoy Crawford
date of birth September 23 1925
date of death March 1 2021
On March 1 of this year Cliff completed his work on this earth. At 95 years of age Cliff died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his wife of 74 years Jean, his brother Tony, his 4 children; Cathy Facer (spouse Rex Facer), Mary Bradford, Bonnie Driggers (spouse Joe Driggers) & Cliff Crawford Jr. (spouse Vicki Crawford). Cliff's immediate & extended family was very important to him. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren & 1 great-great grandchildren. Cliff was preceded in death by his sister Joyce and his son Timothy.
Cliff was a Texas boy who joined the Merchant Marines during WWII. His final tour ended in Beaver, Oregon and he was smitten by the beauty of the state. He returned home to Texas to marry his beautiful bride Jean and they decided to embark on an adventure of a lifetime by moving to Oregon. In 1957 Cliff joined Loy Clark Pipeline Co. where he would spend his career as a Superintendent. His work ethic was unmatched and he enjoyed every day of his work.
Cliff loved sports and enjoyed being involved, at all levels. He helped his daughter Mary, coach her college softball team and helped with his grandchildren's youth basketball and softball teams.
Upon his retirement he embarked on his second career being very involved with his grandchildren. Education was very important to him. He was always there for school activities and supported their academics.
Cliff lived life with enthusiasm and we will always remember him cheering for his grandchildren from the grandstands.
He was loved greatly by his family and will be missed very much.
In lieu of flowers the family request those who knew Cliff to make donations to the American Cancer Society.
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