Richard Lee Crawford


Richard Lee Crawford, 71, of Payson, died March 26, 2006, in Payson. He was born May 25, 1934, in Orange, Calif., to Marie and Thomas Crawford.

Mr. Crawford worked for the Santa Ana, Calif. fire department for 30 years, retiring in 1986. He moved to Payson in 1996.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Hilda; daughters: Denise, Deanne and Sherry; son, Charles; brother, Dean, and 10 grandchildren.

Mr. Crawford was preceded in death by his parents, Marie and Thomas Crawford, and his brother, Curtis Crawford.

The family is having private services.

Memorial contributions may be made to RTA Hospice, 511 S. Mud Springs Rd., Payson, AZ 85541.

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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