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Craig Crowther

Craig Crowther (1946-2003)

"Finally it's quiet"

Craig Crowther - loving husband and father, avid outdoorsman, gifted singer and songwriter, and friend to anyone up for an adventure-left for the high country on October 5, 2003, for one last camping trip in the sky.

Craig was born on Sept. 25, 1946, to George and Lucille Crowther. He was the youngest of six children: Betty, Norma, Evelyn, George, and Bruce. He graduated from Olympus High School and, in a short stint at Southern Utah University, organized the first campus protest in Utah. He finished his education at Westminister and served one year in Vietnam. On March 17, 1967, he married the love of his life, Pam, and together they raised two sons, Noal and Josh. He had one granddaughter, Ariel, whom he loved.

Craig loved the Great Out Doors. He enjoyed skiing, hiking, kayaking, rafting, and camping and sleeping under the star-filled sky. Craig always said, "I'd rather be lost in the middle of nowhere, than found in the city." He owned a printing business and started an outdoor wilderness touring service. He worked for the state of Utah as manager of e-Publishing.

Music and art were important to Craig's life. He played guitar and sang in three bands: The Smith's Bros. Dirt Band, The Craig Crowther Band, and The Cowdaddies. He was a poet who drew inspiration from the western landscape, the human experience, and his love for his wife.

Craig's enthusiasm for the outdoors and concern for the environment inspired family and friends. Those of us lucky enough to have adventured with Craig will always carry a part of him with us.

An informal memorial service to celebrate Craig's life will be held on Thursday, October 9, at 2 p.m., at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South. Family and friends are invited to come and share stories and memories of Craig.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation on Craig's behalf to: Utah Rivers Council, 1471 S. 1100 E., Salt Lake City, UT 84105, or any environmental cause of your choice.


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06/05/14 10:33 PM #1    

David Judd

I wish I'd have know Craig. He sounds like the real deal...what I apsire to be.

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