Clel Crawford passed away December 29, 2020 in Billings, Montana. Clel “Crow” Crawford was born on July 13, 1946 to Mary (Roque) Aitken and Raymond Crawford Sr. in Glendive, Montana. The Crawford family moved from Glendive to Glasgow in 1955 where they made it their home. Crow enlisted in the Marine Corp as a young man and spent 2 tours in Vietnam before coming back to Montana after being honorably discharged. Once coming home, he worked as a butcher, ranch hand, and most recently owning his own business hauling miscellaneous items across Montana. He trekked around the state carrying/delivering items for the past 20+ years, rarely missing due to weather or road conditions. He was dedicated to his customers and his community to make sure all were satisfied.
He was an avid outdoorsman hunting and fishing with his faithful companion, Sissy, his springer spaniel. They spent every day together: she was his most prized bird dog, his road companion, and hunting/fishing partner. He was a tournament fisherman in his younger days on his favorite fishing water, Fort Peck Reservoir. He enjoyed hunting the C.M. Russell game range as well as the family land around Glasgow. He was a member of Walleyes Unlimited and Pheasants Forever.
Crow is survived by brothers, Raymond (Linda) Crawford Jr. and Bruce (Brenda) Crawford; sisters, Patty (Kenny) Becker and Diana DaSilva; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Crawford Sr. and Mary Aitken and brothers Eugene, Michael, and Broderick.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Wounded Warriors in his name. There will be a celebration of life in the Spring of 2021 in Glasgow, Montana.