Donald Harlan Crowell passed away peacefully Oct. 12, 2013. He was just shy of his 88th Birthday.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, located at 615 Hollow Way, Nevada City.
Donald’s interment, with full military honors, will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Sacramento Valley National Memorial Cemetery for Veterans.
Donald was born Oct. 19, 1925, in Berkeley, Calif., to Melvin and Ida Crowell. He graduated from Berkeley High School. In 1943 at the age of 18, he joined the U.S. Navy and served his country honorably.
Donald “Tiger” Crowell was a Berkeley firefighter for 26 years and was very proud of his profession. He and his former wife, Jean, raised four children.
He moved to Grass Valley (around 1989) and soon thereafter met his wife, Naydean. They spent many happy years together.
Don was never one to be idle, so instead of staying retired, he opted to work at Milhous Ranch where he was the fix-it guy.He loved to tinker, build an d fix things and in his day restored many antique cars.
Donald is survived by his wife, Naydean; half siblings Sherry Lynn and Jason; children Steve, Bruce, Jan and Ron; grandchildren Jeremy, Courtney, Ryan, Melissa, Ron and Jenny; and great-grandchildren Miles and Dylan.
Donald and Naydean have always been very active in their church and with family, including Naydean’s children Lynn, Britt, Karen, Diane and Kevin, along with their grandchildren and grea-grandchildren.
He will be missed by all.