WARREN HARVEY CROWE
November 28, 2012
Warren Harvey Crowe, 86, of East Wenatchee, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at his home.
He was born March 2, 1926 in Sunnyside to Merlin C. and Vivian L. Crowe. He attended Sunnyside schools, graduating in 1944.
Warren enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1944. He was stationed in Amarillo, Texas and Denver, Colo. until 1946. While in Denver, he played the saxophone in the Headquarters Post Band.
Warren attended Washington State University and was a charter member of Delta Upsilon.
In August of 1947 he married Betty Rose McKee of Naches.
He graduated in 1949 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in sociology. In August of 1950, he was recalled into the U.S. Air Force until 1951, and was stationed at Hamilton Air Force Base near San Rafael, Calif.
Warren was employed in the personnel department of ALCOA in 1951, where he participated in hiring the very first employees of the plant. He also worked as safety director and retired from the accounting department in 1987.
He married Joan, renewing their high school relationship on July 16, 1977 in Carmichael, Calif.
East Wenatchee had been the home of Joan and Warren for 35 years.
Warren was a member of the Eastmont Junior Chamber of Commerce, East Wenatchee Library Board, Cashmere Masonic Lodge, a charter member of the Eastmont Presbyterian Church, participating in the construction of the building, member of the Cashmere Presbyterian Church, Wenatchee Sports Car Club, member of Lake Chelan Yacht Club, holding the commodore position from 1984 to 1985, and member of International Blue Gavel. He was on the Douglas County Board of Equalization, a member of the Red Apple Flyers and on the supervising committee of Wenatchee Valley Federal Credit Union.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; daughters, Louise (Henry) Tabalno and Mary (Jeff) Hansen; son, Jack (Carol) Crowe; sisters, Doris Ann (Gary) Johnson, Marilyn McDonald and children, Leah Fyhrie (Dennis) Roberts and Torger Fyhrie; grandchildren, Camille, Stephanie and Dillon Crowe, Nicole (Davis) Richmond, Candace Hansen, Isaac and Jacob Stolte, Rick Fyhrie and Kyle Fyhrie Roberts; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, M. Jay Crowe; and sister, Arleene Conklin.
Warren's love for his wife, Joan, family and friends brought joy to his world. (If you were teased by Warren, you knew he loved and cared). Warren's delight in life brought laughter to every gathering.
Services have been held.
Telford's Chapel of the Valley in East Wenatchee was in charge of arrangements.