Ed passed away at home on April 20, 2018 at the age of 86. He was born on October 17, 1931 to Edgar Orval Crowl Sr. and Mildred Viola (Merrill) Crowl at the Ferndale Hospital, which is now known as the Gingerbread Mansion. He was the second of 12 children.

He attended the Williams Creek School as a child and graduated from Ferndale Union High School in 1950. After high school he proudly served his country in the Army, where he was stationed in Germany.

Ed was an avid hunter and outdoorsman who worked in the timber industry for many years falling trees. He was a hard worker who would rise before the sun to prepare for the workday and often could be found working in his vegetable garden after the sun set in the evening. He enjoyed his vintage cars and rebuilding the Woodsman dragsaws that his uncles manufactured in Eureka so that he could display them at the Fortuna Autorama.

He is survived by his wife, Marion, of 47 years, his sons Hazen (Renee) and Ralph, their son together Merrill, and her children Alan, Debi Nelson (George), and Philip Cramer (Kelly), as well as their many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Edgar (Dawn).

We will be sharing our memories at a potluck celebration of life at the Ferndale VFW Hall on May 5, 2018 at 2 p.m.


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