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Obituaries

Obituaries

Michael "Mike" L. Crawford 1947 - 2008 Vail, Ariz.

Memorial services for Michael "Mike" L. Crawford, 61, Vail, Ariz., were held Tuesday, Aug. 5, in Tucson.Mr. Crawford, a former Lawrence resident, died at his home Thursday, July 24, 2008.He was born Sept. 8, 1947, in Ottawa, the son of Marvin L. and Mary Virginia Tedrow Crawford. He attended schools in Sunflower Village, Ottawa and Lawrence. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1965.Mr. Crawford served in the U.S. Navy and served in the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged.He worked for Floresco Lighting & Signs in Tucson as a supervisor of the paint department. He also created computer prototypes for future Floresco projects.He was a gifted artist and a master woodcraftsman. Mr. Crawford was also an Old West re-enactor.Survivors include his wife, Marilyn, Tucson; his mother, Mary Virginia Crawford, Lawrence; a stepson, Greg and wife Judy, Missouri; a stepdaughter, Jenny and husband Chad, North Carolina; three sisters, Betty "Jade" Moore, Carol Hout and husband Jerry, and Rita Trybom and husband Robert, all of Lawrence; two grandchildren, Austin and Katie, both of Lawrence; four stepgrandsons; two nieces; and seven nephews.He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents, Raymond and Florence Crawford, and Frank and Cora Mae Tedrow.The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society or an organization of the donor's choice.Online condolences may be sent to <a href="mailto:popposfamily@hotmail.com">popposfamily@hotmail.com</a>.