Ronald Crawford

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  • "Dear Ron, I didn't know. If I'd of known, I'd of been with..."
    - Emily Crawford
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    - Scott Affentranger
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Crawford, Ronald Keith



Ron Keith Crawford, 56, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer and departed his earthly journey Saturday, March 11, 2017. Born November 7, 1960 to Harry and Wanda Crawford in Shenandoah, Iowa, Ron grew up in Millington, TN before making his way to Albuquerque in the 1980's.

He is survived by his daughter, Kendra Crawford, of Albuquerque, his mother Wanda and brother Mike of Munford, TN, and sister Deanna Landry of Millington, TN. Ron was preceded in death by his father, Harry.

For years Ron was a small engine mechanic, until becoming a Property Manager for A-1 Self Storage, where he put his beaming smile & positive outlook to good use with all those he came in contact with.

Ron will be missed by his A-1 family, and by that other group of great friends that knew him through his golf. Ron outplayed all comers at both Four Hills Country Club in the 1980's and '90's and most recently at Arroyo del Oso, where he about wore out his City Annual Pass, and where he played 92 consecutive days of golf this past summer, sometimes 27 or 36 holes per day. His two greatest thrills were driving past "Brentville" on #11 and to the suburbs beyond and coining the "Crawford Bounce". Ron was the consummate golf buddy, equally quick with a quip or the needle, and his friendship, enduring.

Special thanks to the caring professionals of Hospice Compassus and his special Chaplain, Carmelita Minick. At his request there will be no services, as he had made Peace with his Lord.

"For...I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that day - & not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing". II Timothy 4:6

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 19, 2017