Judith Ann Crowell

February 13, 1947October 3, 2012


Passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on October 3, 2012. She was born on Feb 13, 1947, in Alma, Michigan, to Robert and Helen Anthony. There she attended Alma College and received her B.A. in International Service at The American University in Washington, D.C., and her master’s degree in Education from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. She married Michael Crowell on September 20, 1970, in Fairbanks, Alaska. She is survived by her husband Michael Crowell and son Eric Crowell. She has three brothers, Bob (and Cathy) Anthony, Ralph (and Elaine) Anthony, Roland (and Sue) Anthony, and a sister, Martha Anthony, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Helen Anthony. She was a teacher at Creston School for 35 years and a member of Trinity Bible Fellowship. She enjoyed writing letters to family and friends and had over 100 pen pals. She had a love for people and shared her Christian faith and values with many. She was a faithful servant and a light for Christ. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Bible Fellowship, 1101 First St., Davenport, Washington, with Pastor Steve McLachlan officiating. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Bible Fellowship Building Fund or The Gideons International, Spokane Camp, PO Box 10652 Spokane, WA 99209. Please sign our online guest book for the family at STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 13, 2012

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Renate Diekmeyer

January 9, 2013

Judy was my penfriend a very long time. I always wait for her lovely and warm letters.
When I got the message of her death I felt very very sad.
All my best wishes to Mike and Eric
Renate a very long pal of Germany

October 17, 2012

Our hearts go out to your family.
Jeff, Katie, JD, Brent , & Matt Rosman

October 13, 2012

I first met Judy at Bible Study Fellowship in September of 2008. I loved Judy from the get-go. I was her small group leader. She first impressed me because she was commited enough to studying the Bible that she traveled all the way from Davenport to attend our Wednesday morning classes. I will remember you in my prayers today as you honor your wife, mother, sister and friend. Although we know she is with our Lord and no longer fighting cancer, you and all of us who loved her, will mourn not having her as part of our lives here on earth. May the Lord bless you with his strength and peace today and for the years ahead. Lovingly, Gerrie Hobbs

Jim & Leanne Wilson

October 13, 2012

A life and testimony to Jesus Christ that will endure forever with a ministry that will be greatly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers to Mike and Eric.
Pastor Jim and Leanne Wilson
Davenport, WA

Rella Osborne

October 11, 2012

I was in the same discussion at BSF with Judy last year. Her faith was very evident even when her news hadn!t been good or times were difficult. she was an inspiration to me. her attitude was so positive !

Ralph & Alice Nachtigal

October 10, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Cindy Kelly

October 9, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with Mike and Eric as they go through this time of sorrow. Judy and I have been writing for over 30 yrs. She was there for me when my family and I came to know the Lord. We shared so many things over the years through the mail; recipes, and she had good ones, prayer requests, craft ideas, and the best friendship one could ever want. I am going to miss her so much, but I rejoice in knowing she is in the presence of our Lord.

Don & Emily Coughlin

October 8, 2012

Mike and all,
Altlhough my contact with Judy was brief and mostly within recent years, I can't express to you in words how Emily and I felt comfort and blessed by meeting and knowing her. Your family was blessed with knowing she knew Jesus on a personal basis and the comfort in your knowing today she is with Him in Glory. This is the hope we all have in Him. May God comfort and bless you with many wonderful memories from your lives together and the knowlege that you will join with her someday to celebrate the life God has brought you into with Him at that time.

Terri Hood

October 8, 2012

Sending my thoughts and prayers to Mike, Eric and all of the family.
I will always have such good memories learning so much from Mrs Crowell at Creston HS and had always enjoyed visiting with her at different times out of school. Heaven has a new guardian angel to watch over her loved ones.
(Theresa Wood)

Annette Marz (Ives)

October 7, 2012

Wishing Mrs. Crowell a safe journey to family waiting at the glowing tree. Thanks for all the "smarts" you shared with us all in the Creston School. I'm sure you know Mike and Eric will be fine, you prepaired them. Watch over them and peace be with you. Oh, thanks again for the bible! Ali.