Donna Dean Crawford
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A Torrance resident for 40 years, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 24, 2013 at the age of 79. She was born April 25, 1933 in Ishpeming, Michigan and moved to California with her parents at the age of 12 years old. The only child of Louis and Mafalda Baldini. She is survived by her son Craig (Amanda) Crawford of Redondo Beach, CA, daughter Karen (Brian) Ragsdale of Torrance, CA, son Paul Crawford of Torrance, CA, daughter-in-law Barbara Crawford of Torrance, CA and Step son Bob (Renae) Crawford of Sacramento, CA as well as grandchildren Brian and Brad Crawford, Heather, Katy & Kevin Ragsdale, Jennifer and Amie Crawford, and Kaitlyn and Madilyn Crawford, Great Grandchildren Brandon, Owen and Nixon Crawford. She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Crawford and her eldest son John Crawford as well as her parents Louis and Mafalda. During her life, family was most important to her, but she also set aside time for other interests including bowling, playing cards, cooking, entertaining and collecting many Teddy Bears as well as "debating". She belonged to the Torrance Elks Lodge where she and her husband enjoyed traveling with their Camper Club. Our dearly beloved Mom and Grandma had a contagious smile, big heart and a warm welcome to all that knew her. She will truely be missed. Visitation will be held at St. Catherine LaBoure Catholic Church in Torrance Saturday, April 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Apr. 4, 2013