Kenneth Lee Crow, 70, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 10, 2013. He was born July 19, 1943 in De Leon, TX as the second son to Ira Crow and Pauline Blair Crow.
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Kenneth lived in DeLeon and, later, Waller, TX where he graduated high school. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education from the University of Houston. While attending the university, Ken married Mary Beth Flukinger. They had two sons, Jason Blair and Gordon Lee, moving to Victoria, TX shortly after Jason was born.
In Victoria, Ken met his second and current wife Sharon Edson and her two children, Paige and Kyle. From Victoria, they moved to Austin, TX where Ken began working as a Director for the Texas Education Agency. They subsequently moved to Kyle, TX and lived there until 1990. During his time there, Ken was elected as the mayor of the town and served two terms in the 1980's.
Following Ken's retirement from TEA, he became a consultant with Deloitte Consulting. This second "career" took Ken and Sharon to Fort Worth, TX and then to Lake Bluff, IL. Upon his retirement from Deloitte, Ken and Sharon moved to Ruidoso, NM where they spent the next 8 years.
Ken's career was focused on benefits for children with special needs on a national, state or school district level. One in particular was the ABC program that provided support for families through education, therapy and other services. During his and Sharon's careers and retirement they met many wonderful people, many of whom became life long friends.
Ken enjoyed playing tennis, golfing, fishing, traveling, bar-be-queing and spending time with friends and family.
Ken was preceded in death by both of his parents and his brother, Phillip Crow. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 38 years, Sharon Edson Crow; four children, Jason Crow and wife Stephanie of Colorado Springs, CO, Gordon Crow of Johnson City, TX, Paige Stotts and husband Alan of Salt Lake City, UT, and Kyle Pickens and wife Ann of Austin, TX; six grandchildren, Sadie, Jackson and Thatcher Crow, Hayden and Erin Stotts, and Charlie Pickens; sister-in-law, Linda Crow of The Woodlands, TX; sister and brother-in-law, Rodlyn and James Mazoch of Corpus Christi, TX; niece, Shannon Kelly and husband Paul of Austin, TX and nephew, Daniel Mazoch of Corpus Christi, TX. Ken is also survived by his little buddy "Jake" the dog and "Leo" the cat.
A memorial service celebrating Ken's life will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Crofts – Crow Funeral Home, 911 Mesquite, Blanco, TX 78606. Ken's cremated remains will be placed in the Kyle Cemetery next to his dear friend Jack Schwartz.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to organizations supporting children with special needs or Compassionate Care Hospice in Kyle, TX.
Published in Ruidoso News from Oct. 16 to Nov. 15, 2013
Crofts-Crow Funeral Home
911 Mesquite St Blanco, TX 78606