April 11, 1936 ~ January 20, 2022 (age 85)
Jim Crawford, 85, of Cheyenne passed away January 20, 2022 at Granite Rehabilitation and Wellness.
Jim was born April 11, 1936 in Hayes KS to Charles and Jane Crawford.
He went to school in La Porte, Colorado and graduated from Laramie,
Wyoming High School. He and his brother Ed joined the U.S. Navy in 1956.
They both went to Boot Camp in San Diego, California. He went to
Machinist Mate School, at Great Lakes, Illinois. He and Ed were
stationed on the USS Randolph, a CVA-15 Carrier Attack Ship. That ship
was a World War II ship, which became an CVSAnti- Submarine
He met and married the love of his life, Phyllis, in 1957. They had a
daughter, Kristi and a son, Kraig. While in the Navy they lived in
Portsmouth, Virginia. He and Phyllis joined our Cheyenne First Christian
Church in 1961
After leaving the military, Jim worked as a contractor in Laramie. He
also worked in Hanna for the Railroad. From 1961 until 1998 Jim worked
for The Wyoming Highway Department, retiring with 39 years of service.
Phyllis passed away in 1993. In 1967 Jim joined the US Navy Seabee
RMCV-15 and remained there until 1977. In 1978 through 1987 Jim served
in the Wyoming National Guard. From 1987 until 1996 he was with The
National Guard Reserve. He had a total of 35 years, 1 month and 1 day of
Jim is survived by his children, Kristi Crawford-Peake of Cheyenne
and Kraig (Ginger) Crawford of Cheyenne; brother, Edward Crawford of
Timnath, CO and 3 grandchildren, Zach (Hollis) Crawford, Savannah
(Corey) Olson and Jasmine Peake; and two great-grandchildren, Parker and
Grant Olson. He is very proud of all of them.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Phyllis Crawford and a brother, Charles.
Those who wish may contribute in Jim’s name to the American Cancer
Society or to the First Christian Church Outreach Society in memory of
his wife, Phyllis.
Graveside services are at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at
Beth El Cemetery with a reception to follow in the Schrader Reception
Services are under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, 2222 Russell Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82001.
The family would like to thank the wonderful care he received at Granite Rehab Center and Fresenius Kidney care Center.
James W Crawford
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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of James W
Crawford of Cheyenne, Wyoming, who passed away on January 20, 2022, at
the age of 85, leaving to mourn family and friends. Leave a sympathy
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He was predeceased by : his parents, Charles
Crawford and Jane Crawford; his wife Phyllis Crawford; and his brother
Charles. He is survived by : his children, Kristi Crawford-Peake of
Cheyenne and Kraig Crawford (Ginger) of Cheyenne; his brother Edward
Crawford of Timnath, CO; his grandchildren, Zach Crawford (Hollis),
Savannah Olson (Corey) and Jasmine Peake; and his great grandchildren,
Parker and Grant Olson.
Those who wish may contribute in Jim's
name to the American Cancer Society or to the First Christian Church
Outreach Society in memory of his wife, Phyllis.
Suggested donation : American Cancer Societyhttps://www.echovita.com/us/obituaries/wy/cheyenne/james-crawford-14069292