Carl Wayne Crawford (Edwards)

Born: Mon., Jun. 13, 1949
Died: Sat., May 20, 2017



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Crawford, Carl Wayne, passed away peacefully at his home in Edwards, Colorado with his wife Becky at his side, on Saturday May 20, 2017, he was 67.

Carl was born on June 13, 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri to Coy and Minna Crawford. He graduated from Penn Morton College in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science.  He served in the Air Force National Guard from 1970-1980.  He earned his Masters of Business Administration degree from The University of Dallas in 1988.  He moved to Plano, Texas in 1983 where he worked in Telecommunications and was a Director at IEX Corporation. He also continued his telecommunication work in 2007 consulting with ERA, Expense Reduction Analysts, for the remainder of his career. He raised his two children in Plano and introduced them to travel, the love of adventure and snow skiing in the mountains of Colorado. In 1998 he met Becky and they were married in May of 2000 in St. Thomas. Becky and Carl continued to live in Plano where they continued to raise their respective families. Lindsay and Jared on Carl’s side and Becky’s son Reed were a significant part of their lives in Plano. They traveled together and continued to be supportive parents. In 2014, Carl and Becky left Plano and moved to Edwards, Colorado. A dream of both of theirs to enjoy the mountain lifestyle and create a home to enjoy the high country living.
Carl was a loving husband and devoted father. An avid do-it-yourselfer he loved working around the house on projects to personalize their home. He also enjoyed traveling, hiking, biking, skiing, scuba diving; landscaping and he had a passion for cooking.  Carl and Becky’s passion for adventure and travel created many cherished memories of their lives together. They made many friends in the Vail Valley and found their volunteer activities rewarding including Bravo Vail, Viliar and Go Pro Games.

Carl will be greatly missed by his family and friends. His good natured generosity was contagious to those around him. His love of life, curiosity of how things worked created a fulfilling life of love and admiration.

Carl is survived by his wife, Becky Crawford of Edwards CO, daughter Dr. Lindsay Crawford Suber and her Husband Donald, a grandson due to arrive around June 5th in Houston Texas; his son Jared Crawford of Dallas TX, brother Coy Crawford and his wife Lucy of Treverton, PA; in addition to his sisters April and Sarah Crawford. He is preceded in death by his parents Coy and Minna Crawford, and sister Margaret Deppen of Treverton, PA.

In lieu of flowers in Carl’s memory, donations may be made to Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation, Shaw Regional Cancer Center PO Box 1529, Vail, CO 81658 or Bravo! Vail, N Frontage Rd W, Ste C, Vail CO 81657

The family would like to thank the staff of the Shaw Regional Cancer Center for their love, care, and dedication.

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Steve & Ricki Sherlin
   Posted Fri June 02, 2017
Our deepest condolences. We were devastated to hear of your loss. Please feel free to reach out to us if we can be of some support during your grievance.
Love you

David & Linda Meltzer
   Posted Wed June 28, 2017
Linda & I extend our deepest sympathy upon learning of Carl's passing.
Carl's & my relationship goes back to 1969 and our days in college.
He was my big brother in Theta Chi our national fraternity and our friendship extended with family trips to each other's homes in Pennsylvania, Virginia and California.
Oddly enough, we both settled in North Texas, Carl in Plano and I was only 5 miles away in Frisco.
We visited a few times but I lost track of him in the move to Colorado.Rest in peace and we will forever treasure the memories. Love David & Linda

Dave Wilson
   Posted Mon December 25, 2017
I am so saddened to hear of Carl's passing. Carl and I were Theta Chi brothers, fellow PMC physics majors, and (most importantly) great friends! I have many fond memories of the times I shared with Carl. I always admired his keen wit and great intelligence.

Although we lost contact over the years, I'm happy that Carl and I reconnected by email several years ago. I was so happy to read that he had happily resettled in Colorado.

I send my heart-felt condolences to his family and friends!

God Bless!

Dave Wilson

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