Paul D. Crowder
Paul Crowder, 74, of Albuquerque, passed peacefully on July 21, 2021 surrounded by family and friends. He was born to parents Roy and Jean Crowder on June 5, 1947 in Clovis New Mexico. He married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Star Crowder in 1970 who survives him. Paul is also survived by his loving son Douglas, adoring grandchildren Graesen, Ava, Charlotte & Michelle, sister Carol, brothers Randy, Tommy & Jay. He was known to many of us as just "Crowder" or "Papa Crowder". He wore that moniker as a badge of honor and treated all as his own. With a tender heart nothing would joy him more than a hug from his granddaughters. As an avid reader he was always willing to share knowledge with those around him. He was and forever will be loved and respected by many and he remained courageous until the end. As much as we may try there are not enough words to describe the honorable man Crowder was. His legacy is the love and kindness he showed to family and strangers alike. "Papa Crowder" the man, the myth, the legend.
Published by Albuquerque Journal on Jul. 25, 2021.