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Wilson Dean Crawford Memorial
Wilson Dean Crawford Memorial

Wilson Dean Crawford

Wilson Dean Crawford

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Wilson Dean Crawford, age 81,  passed away Friday, April 30, 2010 at the Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, Washington.

He was born October 16, 1928 in Wilson grew up in North Carolina and at age 8, he and his family moved to Sedro-Woolley where he attended school and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1948.

He was married to Donna Elaine Benham on June 11, 1949 in Clear Lake and they would have celebrated 61 years together this June.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954.  After his discharge from the service, he worked as a carpenter at Northern State Hospital till its closure.  He then worked for the State Highway Department as a bridge maintenance man.

Wilson was a member of Burlington United Lodge #93 F&AM for the past 51 years and he attended Clear Lake  Covenant Church.

He was an avid sportsman enjoying hunting, fishing, and bowling,  but most of all he loved baseball.  Wilson played on an Army baseball team and a Northern State Hospital baseball team.

Wilson is survived by his wife Donna Crawford of Mount Vernon.  His son, Michael Dean Crawford of Seattle and  Brent Herrmann of Seattle.  His granddaughters, Shelby Crawford of Bothell and Kylie Crawford of Buckeye, AZ.  His sister, Evelyn Hyatt of Sedro-Woolley and brother and sister-in-law, Eldon and Sybil Benham and their sons, Steve and Jeff of Mount Vernon  and a sister-in-law, Ethel Crawford of Sylva, NC.  Numerous  nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Private Family Graveside Services with Military Honors  will be held at Hawthorne Memorial Park in Mount Vernon with a Celebration of Life Memorial Service to follow on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 2:00PM at the Clear Lake Community Covenant Church with Pastor Tim Hedberg officiating.  Memorials are suggested to the Clear Lake Community Covenant Church.

Arrangements  and Services under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.


  • Paulina


    I am so sorry for this sudden lost and sadness. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If there’s anything I can help and do, please let me know.



  • Nancy Zeka

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how important he was in your life and how much he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love, Nancy Zeka

  • Wayne&TippyLatham

    Sorry to hear of Wilson’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We will always remember our days at Northern State Hospital and also when he and Wayne went to school together.

  • Gary and Michael Crawfored

    Donna – we are so sorry for your/our loss. Wilson was a wonderful man. Alway with a smile and a laugh. Gary so enjoyed sharing hunting stories with him. We heard from Troy and he sends his love – as do we.

  • Ed and Judy Blanton

    Donna, we are so sorry for your loss. Wilson will be missed by all of us. We had so much fun when we were at Conconully . He was usually first to the porch for coffee and was always so good with the Blantons grandkidsand gently teased them back when they’ picked’ on him. He was such a good man and we will all miss Wilson when its coffee time and the “m”s are on. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you Donna, Judy Ed and the grandkids.

  • Rachel Blanton

    Wilson was such a great man, he was fun to joke with and talk fishing. He was so sweet to my boys, helping teach them to be great fishing men. Donna, we love you and hope you will find comfort in your families love. Take care

    Rachel, Carl, Luke and Dom

  • Randi DeVries

    We are so sorry to hear of Wilsons passing. There are soo many great memories of Wilson sitting on the porch at Conconully. He always knew when the M’s were on and how to get the satilite just right so he could watch it. You are in our prayers Donna.
    Love the DeVries’