Crawford, Merlyn M. (November 25, 1913 - December 17, 2002)

Merlyn Crawford

Douglas Budget - January 1, 2003

Following his wishes, no services were held for Merlyn M. Crawford, 89.

Cremation has taken place and his ashes will be buried at Douglas Park Cemetery.

Mr. Crawford died Dec. 17, 2002, in Thermopolis.

He was born on Nov. 25, 1913, in Osceola, Iowa, the eldest son of Harry and Bessie Crawford. The family moved to Wyoming in 1917 and homesteaded north of Shawnee.

Mr. Crawford worked on ranches and in construction most of his life. He loved working with livestock, especially horses.

In 1934, he married Margaret Miller. The couple had three children and later divorced. He then married Elizabeth Dowd. They lived in Douglas and New Jersey. The couple had three sons. In 1963, Mr. Crawford returned to Douglas.

He is survived by his children Jim Crawford of Greybull, Jerry Crawford of Reno, Nev., Marilyn Patterson of Greybull, Keith Crawford of Douglas, Randy Crawford of New Jersey and Tim Crawford of Jackson; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.


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