Cesily Michelle (McWashington) Crowser
1969 - 2014
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Cesily Michelle (McWashington) Crowser

A "Celebration of Life" for Cesily Michelle (McWashington) Crowser will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church, 832 - 32nd Avenue, Seattle, Washington, 98122. Guests are invited to wear purple (her favorite color) or red for GoRed for Women. Cesily, a heart survivor passed away in Seattle on February 22, 2014.

Cesily was a Parent Education Instructor at North Seattle Community College. She attended schools in Seattle including St. Edwards, The Epiphany School, and Holy Names Academy. She graduated from Garfield High School in 1987 and from Occidental College in 1991. Cesily was currently pursuing a Masters Degree at the University of Southern California.

Cesily loved working with people and was an active member of many community organizations, including the board of the People's School for Positive Education in Ghana, Africa. Her previous affiliations also included Jack & Jill of America, Inc. and the Links, Inc.

Cesily delighted in being spokesperson for The American Heart Association's GoRed for Women. Her message was to encourage women to get heart healthy and to "put yourself first."

Cesily is survived by her husband of 22 years, Jerald; two children, Victoria and Phillip; her parents, Ammon McWashington and Deloria Jones Jackson and her brother, Ammon Shawn McWashington and many loving family members and friends.

Viewing will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 1-5 PM at Greenwood Memorial Park, 350 Monroe Avenue, NE, Renton, WA 98056.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the "fbo Victoria and Phillip Crowser" account, c/o Seattle Bank, 2827 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121.

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Published in The Seattle Times from Feb. 26 to Feb. 28, 2014.
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June 7, 2014
To Cesily's family:

I knew her many years ago, she was one of my closest friends.....we drifted and I was just joining FB and I found this. I will always remember her smile and how she would "set me straight"........Goodbye Ces and I will see you again!
Marcos Gulin
April 3, 2014
I just learned of Cesily's passing and I'm so sorry to hear. I wish for her family that the memories of this lovely, vibrant woman will bring them comfort over the years. She was so full of life.
March 31, 2014
Ammon, Deloria, Gerald and Shawn,
I remember so clearly meeting Cesily at Holy Names. Her spirit, warmth and smile made a difference to me in 1983 and continued throughout our years at Garfield and beyond. You are remembered in my prayers .
Lisa (Smith) Wilson
March 30, 2014

I had the pleasure of working with Cesily many
years ago at Harborview Medical Center. She
was so sweet and lovely. Truly a shining presence.
Sending love and prayers to her
family and loved ones. We were blessed to
have her in our midst.
Cathie Johnson
March 17, 2014
To Cesily's family, I'm so very sorry to hear of her passing. I first met Cesily in PEPS group when Victoria and our Claire were babies together - 18 years ago! I can picture Cesily so well, relating Victoria's most recent escapade with a huge smile. Cesily always brought a great attitude which was infectious - she really helped our group focus on the daily joys of early parenthood. I'm so glad to hear that she went on to become a PEPS leader herself. We feel so fortunate to have known her. With deepest sympathy, Jill & Keith
Jill Cyra
March 17, 2014
Jerald, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember you both fondly from High School.
Steve Burnstin
March 8, 2014
To Mr. (Ammon) McWashington, my former principal at Garfield High School, and all family members, my deepest condolences. Blessings during this difficult loss
Rebecca Gauff
March 4, 2014
Dear Jerald, Mr. McWashington, and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I went to Garfield a year behind Cesily and Jerald (and while Mr. McWashington was principal), and I was fortunate to become reacquainted with Cesily when she was our Parent Educator at the Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op several years ago. I appreciated her warm spirit, calm manner, and good ideas. You have my heartfelt condolences for your loss.
Christy (Halvorson) Shelton
March 3, 2014
Sorry to know about Cesily's passing. I've known her for a few years but connected again at the Go Red Luncheon in 2012 as a speaker and an advocate for heart diseases. She spoke with compassion and grace about her family, the love of God and how important it is to be present in the lives of your family, friends and colleagues. What a beautiful soul.
Sherry Williams
March 3, 2014
We Sisters of the Holy Names lovingly pray for our deceased former pupils and their family and friends. May Cesily be near you always.
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
March 3, 2014
It was with sorrow to hear about the passing of your wife Cesily. I still remember her sweet and smiling face from HC days and how much she loved her family. Due to medical reasons I was unable to attend the service. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rosemarie Baldwin
March 3, 2014
My condolences to the Crowser family. I am deeply saddened to hear of Cesily's passing. She had the sweetest spirit I have ever encountered , and I am so glad to have had the opportunity to work with her and call her my friend. God Bless all of you in this time of mourning.
Lisa Croon
March 2, 2014
Dear Crowser Family, Sincere condolences are sent from the Creary Family. Her beauty, radiant smile and grace will be missed. Our love and prayers are sent to Deloria and the entire McWashington & Crowser Family's. God's blessings to each of you. Drs. Ludlow and Ruth Creary & Family (Los Angeles, CA)
March 2, 2014
Thank you to all Cesily's family for the beautiful, deeply touching stories and joyous grief at her funeral service. I would have loved to attend all your gatherings, but just couldn't with my own health the way it is right now. Your generosity in making sure I knew you wanted me to take care of myself, in the middle of your enormous loss, warmed my heart and helps me through these days.
Beth Wayson Gifford
March 2, 2014
I did not know Cesily as grown up. I just remember her as a sweet little girl. I learned that her sweet nature was still a part of her character today. I see she was loved by many. My heart feels sincere sympathy for the family for such a great loss but God's love will help you through your grieving. ......Joan Ervin
March 1, 2014
Cesily radiated warmth and a positive spirit. I feel blessed to have known her and am inspired by the way she lived her life. My condolences to Gerald and her family.
March 1, 2014
To the immediate, and extended family of sweet Cesily, May God's peace comfort you in the time of your mourning. Cesily had a genuinely sweet spirit, and a beautiful smile that will be remembered! Thank you to Deloria and Ammon for raising such a sweet girl, which turned into an unselfish woman! Cesily's legacy of love, life, and hope will live on through all of the lives she touched, especially through her own children, Victoria, and Phillip! Never forget that God is just a prayer away. Thank you God for allowing your daughter Cesily to be with us for 44yrs and 8mos!!! I love you all!
-Terri Jones -Bellevue, WA
March 1, 2014
I only knew Cesily for a brief time (she was a parent educator at my son's preschool co-op (North Seattle Fives). But she was such a bright light and so wonderfully calm and helpful to our children and especially to us as parents. She will be greatly missed. I'm thankful I was able to attend the amazing service today. It was truly a beautiful outpouring celebrating a beautiful life.
Jessica Plesko
February 28, 2014
I'm so sorry to hear about Cesily. She was my parent educator at Meadowbrook 3-5's. I was the Chair and I worked a lot with Cesily that year. It was a tough year and I remember Cesily was always upbeat and enthusiastic.
Jilda Nettleton
February 28, 2014
My deepest condolences to Cesily's family. She was a courageous, warm spirited, passionate woman who gave so much…she will truly be missed!
Kristal McKinney Varnado
February 28, 2014
I am saying some prayers for you all from Virginia. I am so sorry for your loss.
Erin Voorheis
February 28, 2014
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Cesily. She shared her enthusiasm, her smile, her heart and her wonderful children with the Montlake School community. I feel honored to have known her.
Vicki Young
February 28, 2014
My heartfelt condolences, love, and prayers to Ammon, Sean, Deloria, Gerald, and the kids. Cesily was and always will be one of the most beautiful people I've ever known. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
LaShonnu Bolognese
February 28, 2014
So sorry to hear about your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.
Ginny Burton
February 28, 2014
Deloria, I extend my heartfelt condolences in the loss of your lovely daughter. There can be no greater pain than the loss of a child. My prayer for you as I write this is that you and your family will find strength in the memory of the joy she brought to you. God bless you.
LueRachelle Brim-Atkins
February 28, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the family. She was a great person.
Marion Hagen
February 28, 2014
We are so sorry to learn of Cesily's passing and the great loss for her family and everyone she greeted with her warmth and smile. You're all in our prayers.

Inga, Bryan, Peyton and Cole Johnson
February 28, 2014
Ammon, Deloria and Sean:
I just learned last night of Cesily's passing and was blown over by the news. My mind went back to her piano lessons and the recitals to watching her grow up in Jack and Jill. My prayers are with you all at this time. I am sorry I cannot attend the memorial service on Saturday; but my thoughts will be with you during that time and even after. Please accept my condolences and sympathy. Love you all. Phyllis Byrdwell.(Seattle, Wa)
February 28, 2014
Cesily was such a genuinely lovely and positive person. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your tremendous loss. God bless her family.
Gail Schalk
February 28, 2014
I am sooooy to hear about her passing. As an alumn of HNA and Jack and Jill I remember her as a sweet soul You are in my prayers
Catherine Ervin Deckard
Cathy Deckard
February 28, 2014
Deloria, Ammon, Jerald, Shawn, Victoria, and Phillip....I was so sorry to read about the passing of Cesily. She was always such a happy and kind person. I have such good memories of her as a child, always happy and laughing. Please accept my condolences.

Marie Clifford Connelly
February 28, 2014
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
February 27, 2014
Our sincere condolences to Ammon, Deloris, Shawn and the rest of the Family.
Ted and Cora Howard
February 27, 2014
Those of us at Montlake School who knew Cesily are so sorry to hear of your loss. She is remembered for her beautiful smile and positive attitude. She was a great support to the teachers and a wonderful role model to all children. We want Jerald, Victoria and Phillip to know our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you.
Your teachers at Montlake Elementary School
February 27, 2014
To Jerald and the family,

My sincerest condolences on this tragic loss. God Bless.

Ernest P.
February 27, 2014
My sincere condolences to the family of Cesily. May you find strength in "the God of all comfort" during your time of distress. 2Cor. 1:3
February 27, 2014
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Juanita Taylor
February 27, 2014
The entire family has my deepest sympathy and prayers..May God be with you all.

Narvella Jackson
February 27, 2014
Cesily is such a kind, sweet person. We met at Marla's wedding. It was a sincere pleasure to connect with such a wonderful woman. Please know that you all have our deepest sympathy. We hope that Cesily's memories will comfort and keep you during this difficult time.
The Family in Columbus, Georgia (Christian Price)
Kimberly Brown-Boynton
February 27, 2014
Ammon and Family We Are So Very Sorry For your loss and praying for you and your family. Your Class-mates from Conroe, Texas
February 27, 2014
Deloria, Ammon, and family -- my sincere condolences to you all in this most difficult of times. Prayers and blessings to all of you -- I am holding you in my heart.
Jan Levy
February 27, 2014
February 27, 2014
I did not have the privilege of knowing Cesily, but have a dear friend who has explained to me how special she was and misses her deeply. She most certainly leaves behind an incredible legacy. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Donya W. Burns
Seattle, WA
February 27, 2014
Cesily was the parent educator for both my children at Wallingford Preschool Co-op. I feel lucky to have known Cesily. She was smart and funny, always genuine. Cesily was lovely and she will be missed. My condolences to her family.
Susan Hood
February 27, 2014
Sorry for your loss
Denise Robinson
February 27, 2014
Jerald and Family,

So Sorry for your loss, our prayers will be with during this so, so difficult time
Chris Michel
February 27, 2014
Cesily's smile and huge heart will forever be remembered.
Alisa Sylling
February 26, 2014
It is with a heavy heart that I offer my heartfelt condolence. Having stood as her father's Best Man to her mother and witness to her birth, I am consumed with grief and sadness. My wife and I extend our prayers and hopes for healing to her entire family. God Bless All of her Family, Mark & Marie Williams
February 26, 2014
Dear Deloria, Jerald and family, our heartfelt sympathy, love and prayers are with you during this time, Cesily will always be in our hearts.
John and Joyce Wooten
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