Apr 052013

Wesley Franklin “Frank” Crowther, 77, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013, after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the Springerville Building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Eagar Cemetery.
Frank was born in Albuquerque, N.M., on Feb. 27, 1936, the son of Clifford Frank Crowther and Rhoana Fish Crowther.
His quick wit and gentle way brought a smile to the faces of all who met him.
Frank was raised in Holbrook, and was known for his basketball and track talents throughout high school, and city and church play. He was also a great example of service to many through his church and community, including the sheriff’s posse, fire department and ambulance services.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing, golf, fireworks and working in the outdoors; ranching was his greatest love. He worked several occupations throughout his life, including truck driver, rancher, maintenance and transportation supervisor, cabinet builder and business owner.
Frank’s compassion and deep love and service to his family and friends were his greatest accomplishments.
Survivors include his mother, Rhoana Crowther of Gilbert; two sons, Brett (Amelia) Crowther of Los Lunas, N.M., and David (Novella) Crowther of Albuquerque, N.M.; three daughters, Darla (Jeff) Udall of Eagar, Tami (Tony) Castillo of Springerville, and Beki (Trever) Johnson of Eagar; five brothers, Tom Crowther of Flagstaff, Bobby Crowther of Holbrook, Jim Crowther of Taylor, Larry Crowther of Snowflake and Leland Crowther of Eagar; and one sister, Clara Hardy of Gilbert; 20 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Franklin Crowther Sr.; his wife, Patricia Sue Crowther; a son, Robert Seth Crowther; a brother, Clifford Franklin Crowther Jr.; and a granddaughter, Theresa Marie Crowther.
Burnham Mortuary of Eagar was in charge of the arrangements.Crowther, Frank  obit 1