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Obituary: Crow, Robert Mccall

CROW, Robert McCall “Mac” Mr. Crow, a lifetime Oakesdale farmer, passed away Sunday, October 5th at Hospice of Spokane Hospice House from complications of vascular dementia.

He was born Robert McCall Crow on December 4th, 1929 at Oakesdale to Robert Arthur and Edna B.

(Hall) Crow.

He attended Oakesdale schools, graduating at age 16 in 1946.

Mac attended Whitworth College in Spokane for one year where he studied music.

He then attended Washington State University, graduating with honors in 1950 earning a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Ag Economics.

While at WSU, Mac was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and played with the WSU Band.

Mac returned to Oakesdale where he had started farming while in school.

Mac married June Brumbaugh at Oakesdale on November 15th, 1953.

They made their home west of Oakesdale where they farmed for the next 60 years.

He had remained active in the farm until earlier this year.

He was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church in Oakesdale, WA, was a church elder, church trustee, a sang with the choir.

Mac served on the Oakesdale School Board for several years and was on the Board of Regents for Washington State University from 1985 - 1997.

He was a life member of the WSU Alumni Assn., and received the WSU Alumni Achievement Award.

Mac was a member and past president of the Whitman County Cougar Club.

Mr. Crow was a member of the Oakesdale and the Washington Wheat Growers and the Washington Pea and Lentil Assn.

Mr. Crow had served as an Agriculture Liaison for Congressman Tom Foley for 16 years.

He had also served on the Pine Creek Soil Conservation District.

Mac was a member of Oakesdale Lodge No.

55, F. & A.M. where he was a Past Master and served as treasurer for the lodge for many years; a member of the Whitman County Shrine Club and the El Katif Shrine in Spokane, and a member and past Patron of the Eastern Star Lodge, Malden Chapter No.


Mr. Crow had served as Grand Representative to Alabama for the Washington State O.E.S.

Grand Chapter.

Survivors include his wife June at the Colfax, WA home; his children, Charlene Crow Shambach of Mukilteo, WA, Brian (Conny) Crow of Oakesdale, and Sharon Crow of Sumner, WA; five grand- daughters, Amy Crow of Redmond, WA, Becky Smith of Apollo Beach, FL, Stacy Crow of Huston, TX, Hailey Roemer of Pullman, WA, and Sophia Roemer of Sumner, WA; and two sisters, Jannis Snook of Spokane, WA, and Jerrene Holling of Fairfield, WA.

A Memorial Service for Robert M. “Mac” Crow, age 84, will be held Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 4 PM at the Community Presbyterian Church in Oakesdale, WA.

Pastor Erik Buhl will officiate at the service.

A private family graveside service will be held at the Oakesdale Cemetery.

Oakesdale Lodge No.

55, F. & A.M. will conduct a Masonic Graveside Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the Oakesdale Community Presbyterian Church or the Shriners Hospital for Children, PO Box 2472, Spokane, WA, 99210-2472.

Kramer Funeral Home of Tekoa, WA is handling the arrangements.