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Frank L. Crowther
January 3, 1926 December 17, 2008


Sublimity Frank, 82, died Wednesday in Stayton. He was born and raised in Manning, Oregon, moved to Mill City in 1950 and then to Sublimity in 2008. Frank served in the US Navy during WWII aboard the USS Missouri and was awarded three Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medals and the World War II Victory Medal.  He was onboard the USS Missouri during the surrender of the Japanese forces ending WWII.  After his discharge from the US Navy, Frank worked as a logger.  He and his brother, Ray Roberts, owned and operated a logging company for many years. Frank was a volunteer for the Mill City Fire Department, and was active in the local scouting program.   Hobbies he enjoyed with his family were: fishing, hunting, traveling, crabbing and clamming at the coast, camping, gardening and cutting firewood.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Mill City.  He married Mary Tate of Cedar Rapids, Iowa on August 18, 1951 in Manning, Oregon.

Frank is survived by his wife Mary of Sublimity. Daughters and sons-in-law: Linda and Dale White of Lebanon, and Sue and Ben Gerding of Jordan. Sons and daughters-in-law: Dave and Cindy Crowther of Sisters, Jim and Jolene Crowther of Sublimity and Jeff and Becky Crowther of Sublimity, 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two infant sons and one infant daughter, brothers Ray Roberts and Bill Crowther and sister Wilma Bethea.

There was a private internment on Friday December 19 at Fox Valley Cemetery in Lyons.  A memorial service will be held Monday, December 29 at 2:00 pm at the Jordan Hall 39043 Jordan Road, Scio.  Contributions may be made to Mill City Fire Department.  Arrangements are by North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.



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