Dennis Jerome Crawford


Dennis was born on September 2, 1939 in Ketchikan, Alaska to Clarence and Alice Crawford. He passed peacefully at his home from COPD on December 31, 2021. He was a long-time resident of Cottage Grove. He Worked for many years at Weyerhaeuser, and then for a time as a sales associate at Ace Hardware.

Dennis married Sharon Schmidt and they both enjoyed traveling and fishing together, sharing great memories of camping and visiting unknow locations on a whim. They had no children. Fishing and hinting were Dennis’s passions. He also enjoyed reading and learning and loved to share his knowledge. You could always count on Dennis to give you a laugh with his funny sense of humor and clever comments.

Dennis served his country in the United States Navy as a photographer, getting some interesting shot to tell stories about.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon. He is survived by half-brother Rodney Crawford of Seattle, WA, half-sister Jenny Crawford of Des Moines, WA, niece Chris Arthur of Cottage Grove, nephews Kyle Barnes of Cove, OR, Bill Barnes of Lebanon, OR, and Marvin Barnes of Eugene, OR.

Arrangements were made through Andreason’s Cremation and Burial Services. Dennis requested no funeral or memorial services. The family wishes to give special thanks to the staff at Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living and Sacred Heart Hospice for their kindness and caring attitude.

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