Darrell Crawford Obituary

Darrell Boyd Crawford
Darrell Boyd Crawford

June 1, 1930 - July 4, 2017
Born in Ogden, UT
Resided in Ogden, UT
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D. Boyd Crawford
June 1, 1930 - July 4, 2017
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Darrell Boyd Crawford, age 87, left this earthly life on the fourth of July to check out the ski slopes in heaven. He was born in Ogden, Utah to Darrell and Roma Crawford on June 1, 1930 along with his twin sister, Joan.

He was raised in Ogden where he graduated from Ogden High School. He attended Weber College and Utah State University, graduating with a degree in Business Administration.

He was proud to be a veteran. He served in the U.S. Army, as a medic, during the Korean Conflict from 1953 to 1955. Later, he was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division (BIG RED ONE) in Aschaffenburg, Germany. During the winter months, he was the Assistant Ski Patrol Leader and instructor for the Garmisch Ski Patrol. Boyd loved skiing and enjoyed spending time with his family on the slopes. He was a member of the original Snowbasin Ski Patrol, and was a member of the National Ski Patrol.

After his military service, he met his sweetheart and eternal dance partner, Claudia Malan. They were married on August 7, 1959 in the Logan Temple. They were blessed with four children, Claudette, John, Charlotte, and James.

He was a business teacher at Highland Junior High for 30 years, where he received the Teacher of the Year Award, given by the district in 1981. He loved to run into his former students and learn about their lives. He also worked for Southern Pacific Railroad as a brakeman.

Boyd loved to serve others. He was heavily involved with the Boy Scouts and taught merit badge classes for many years. He enjoyed volunteering for the Red Cross, the 2002 Olympics, the Ogden Police Budget Committee, and the McKay Dee Hospital. He and his wife enjoyed serving a church mission locally, helping the residents of inner-city Ogden.

He spent a lifetime collecting things and enjoyed sharing them with others. He loved antiques, cars, postcards of Ogden, and anything ski-related.

He is survived by his wife, his twin sister, Joan Tanner, his children; Claudette (Jeff) Halverson, John Crawford, Charlotte (Sean) Jensen, James (Chersti) Crawford, ten grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his older brother, Ralph Crawford.

The family would like to thank Dr. Seth Lewis and Nurse Tammy Buckway, as well as the entire Encompass Hospice Team for the wonderful care given to him over the last year.

A memorial service will be held at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd, Ogden, on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund, and in the spirit of Boyd’s love of service. We ask that you “JUST SERVE.”

Interment, Washington Heights Memorial Park




Myers Mortuary of Ogden
845 Washington Blvd.
Ogden, UT US 84404
July 8, 2017
10:00 AM