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Obituary of Lee Alton “Crash” Cresswell

Lee Alton “Crash” Cresswell passed away in his Grass Valley home on Oct. 4, 2016. He was 61 years old.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. A pot-luck reception will follow at the Hooper and Weaver Reception Hall.

Lee was born on Aug. 2, 1955 in Grass Valley to Allen and Carmelita (Espinosa) Cresswell. Lee was a 1973 graduate of Nevada Union High School. After graduating he married Kimberly Baker and together they had two children Tiffany and Cristy. He later married Lisa Price and they had a son Kyle.

“Crash”, having been raised around racing and motor sports, continued that passion into his adult life. He built and acted as crew chief to many racing teams here in Northern California. He was a member of the CSRA. Lee worked at Hansen Brothers as a diesel mechanic for many years.

He spent his weekends at the race track, in the pits doing what he loved, wrenching on cars. When he wasn’t racing he loved spending time with family and friends at Sand Mountain, Jeeping, B.B.Q.’s, pool parties, and riding his motorcycle.

You could always count on “Crash” to help you out and make you laugh. He was the life of the party and always lived life to the fullest… with no regrets.

He is survived by his mother, Carmelita; uncle Warren; his sisters Cindi and Janet; cousins Gene and Caroline; daughters Tiffany and Cristy; son Kyle; grandchildren Blake, Miyah, Lauren, Bailey and Stella; nieces Shawna, Lisa and Brooklyn, nephews Travis and Austin, along with many friend that he considered family.

He was preceded in death by his father Allen Cresswell; brother Warren Cresswell; and aunt Peggy Cresswell.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in his honor to Hospice of the Foothills.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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