Douglas L. CrawfordMarch 31, 1945 ~ June 7, 2017 (age 72)
Douglas Lewis Crawford, 72, entered his eternal life June 7, 2017 in Baker City, Oregon. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 13 at Coles Tribute Center followed by a graveside service at Rock Creek Cemetery near Haines, Oregon.
Doug was born March 31, 1945 in Nampa, Idaho to Lester and Margaret (Fillmore) Crawford. He graduated from Nampa High School and entered the U.S. Navy where he served four years aboard a fast combat supply ship during the Vietnam War.
Doug married Carolyn DeBock on November 29, 1968.
In 1969, Doug went to work for Idaho Power Company in the hydropower plants as a control room operator. During his career, he worked at power plants on the Snake River from Twin Falls, Idaho to the three Hells Canyon power plants.
He retired from the Idaho Power Company in 2006 and he and Carolyn settled in the Baker valley on land close to the Elkhorn Mountains. He enjoyed the view of the beautiful mountains and watched for elk on the nearby hillside.
Doug enjoyed hunting elk with his friends and relatives and while living on the Snake River, he was an avid water skier. After moving to Baker Valley, he enjoyed hiking, snowshoeing and going to coffee with his friends. One of his highlights was a multi-day backpack trip he made with Howard Britton and friends across the Eagle Cap Wilderness.
Doug always enjoyed a good joke and liked to tell an entertaining story about an event, often laughing about himself. His good humor and generosity will be missed and remembered by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn; children David and Karen; son-in-law Bill Hank; grandchildren, Shane Crawford, Tabor Hank and Charlotte Hank; and his sister Darlene (Franklin) Bramon.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Baker City Playground Improvement Fund (in 2014 Doug helped build the new play structure in Geiser-Pollman Park) or to the charity of ones choice. This may be done through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place Street. Baker City,OR 97814.