Earthman Baytown Funeral Home

3919 Garth Road, Baytown, TX


Crystal Ann McDowell

October 26, 1979September 9, 2017
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Crystal Ann (Seratte) McDowell, age 37, passed away Friday, the 25th of August 2017. To say Crystal was a loving mother, caring friend, and devoted confidant, would be an extreme understatement. She simply and unapologetically cared for everyone she knew, deserving or not, and was loyal to those she cared for, sometimes to a fault. Born Friday the 26th of October 1979, she was a native of Baytown, where she currently lived and was raising her two beautiful children, which were her entire world. Crystal was a top producing 3rd generation Realtor, working with her family’s business Virginia Malone and Associates, as well as a fifteen-year veteran of ExpressJet Airlines, where she held a number of positions, including Flight Attendant and Training Instructor. She loved helping people realize their dreams. Crystal was preceded in death by her parents, Pamela Sue Seratte and Anthony Paul Walters; maternal grandparents, Jack and Vera Seratte; and paternal grandfather, Robert “Burl” Walters. Survivors left to cherish her memory are her son, Madden Alexander McDowell; daughter, Maui Lorelei McDowell; paternal grandmother, Wanda Ann Walters; uncle, Jeffrey Walters; aunt, Sandra Bransford and husband Jesse; uncle, Robert Walters; uncle, Terry Seratte and wife Cindy; aunt, Debra French; and great-aunt, Virginia Malone; as well as a vast host of extended family and friends, who’s lives are better and more beautiful because Crystal was in them. A Memorial Service is scheduled for twelve o’clock noon on Saturday, the 16th of September 2017 in the chapel of Earthman Funeral Directors, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas 77521. The family will receive friends one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her memory to a fund set up for her children at www.youcaring.com then search Crystal McDowell.


  • Visitation Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 16, 2017


Crystal Ann McDowell

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Dawn Greeley

November 13, 2018

I'll never forget the time you dropped me off at the airport, so I could catch my flight home, after you taught recurrent all day. Love you always n forever.

Mark Melchor

October 24, 2018

I met and fell in love with Crystal while we were both teenagers. She caught my attention from the very start. We dated for a decade or so and I can honestly say she did care for everyone she came across. Those memories haven’t nor will they ever fade. I have and will forever be half hearted from this day forward. I’m thankful for the time we shared. I love you Crystal. ❤️🥀🙏

Diana Hunt

October 19, 2018

After learning of the profound loss to the children , family, friends and the world of this lovely and exemplary human being, Crystal Ann, whose strength of character and resilience was demonstrated throughout her too brief life, I want to add my voice to those mourning Crystal and express contempt and outrage for the beyond tragic and cruel circumstances that stole her life.

Daniel VanElzen

June 30, 2018

I did not know Crystal, but what a beautiful woman inside and out. A loving caring mother, and friend to many people who, s lived were made richer by her time here on earth. It is unfathomable that she was taken from her children in such a horrible way.
May God bless you Crystal.

October 31, 2017

Heartfelt condolences are extended to your family at this difficult time. Seek the love and support God provides to help you cope during this time - Psalms 29:11

James Cobbin

October 20, 2017

Oh my God. This is so shocking to hear. She was my flight attendant instructor in Houston. She has the sweetest spirit. I am so sorry she has passed. My heart goes out to her son & daughter, she always talked of them so much.

Debbie Heughan

September 20, 2017

My deepest condolences for all of Crystal's loved ones. Sometimes there just are no words for such a loss. My prayers for her two beautiful children and those that will be caring for them. May God keep these children strong.

Tammy Hatton

September 19, 2017

My prayers to her children and family. Such a senseless tragedy.

Darlene Raines

September 17, 2017

The angels looked down from heaven one night, they searched for miles afar and deep within the distance they could see a shining star. They knew that very instant that the star was theirs to gain so they took you up to heaven forever to remain. Rest in peace my friend your passing came way too soon.

Diane Brechbiel

September 17, 2017

Crystal was a friend and an encouragement at Expressjet for a lot of people. I know she will be watching and taking of her family from heaven, she will be missed.