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James Willard Crowhurst

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Will passed away peacefully at home in Bridgewater, Connecticut on January 7, 2017, after a long illness. Born and raised in Yuba City, he was proceeded in death by his parents Herbert and Estelle Crowhurst, brothers Herb, Tom and Harold Crowhurst.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marcine, sons Jamie (Lisa), Joe (Heather), Tim (Cecilia), daughter Karen (BJ), granddaughters Elle', Isabell, Sophie, Kate and Poppy, grandsons, Joe and Freddie, brother Henry (Iola), sisters-in-law Margrit, and Marnee, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A 1960 graduate of Yuba City High School, and 1964 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Will's career in education included teaching, coaching, principal and superintendent in Sutter and Lake counties. From 1990 to 2000, he taught at the International School of Prague. He was also an accomplished builder in areas where he lived. He was an avid S.F. Giants and Cal football fan, a lifetime member of the Cal Alumni Association, the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the National 9/11 Memorial Museum in Manhattan. He most enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Will loved the Lord and his family wholeheartedly.

A Celebration of Life is planned on July 16th at 3:00 PM, at the Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County, Ettl Hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Estelle Peirano Crowhurst Memorial Scholarship Fund, 930 Acacia Ave., Yuba City, Ca. 95993 or a .

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Published in Appeal Democrat on July 7, 2017
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