Mrs. Drieny May Crowston

July 5, 1922November 21, 2021

Mrs. Drieny May Crowston, age 99, of Beaverton, Oregon passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021. Drieny was born July 5, 1922.

The family appreciates your kind words and notes of condolence during this time. Drieny will be placed to rest at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, 6801 SW Sunset Hwy, Portland, OR 97225 in the Garden of Devotion, where she will once again join her husband, Harry Aurie Francis Crowston.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Crowston family.

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Kristin Hill

November 27, 2021

I only met Drieny two or three times but she and I connected through our shared love for the gospel and having both grown up in Saskatchewan! She loved the Lord and sharing the gospel, and her joyful demeanor made her so very likable! She lived across the street from some friends of ours who invited her to their weekly in-home Bible study, and she came a handful of times. At one of those studies in January of 2019, my 89 year old mother was visiting (from Canada!) and came with us. Drieny happened to be there that evening, and she and my mother immediately hit it off. They sat together, and how pleased I was to overhear Drieny sharing the gospel and talking about the Lord! I had been praying for my mother's salvation for years, and Drieny was part of the Lord's plan for her to hear it yet again. My mother passed away suddenly about 5 months later, and the conversation that she had with Drieny is part of why I have a great hope that she died saved. I am so grateful for Drieny and her faithful proclamation of the truth!
I pray that the Lord will be comforting the family as they grieve for their loss!

Robert and Janet Gillis

November 23, 2021

Many memories but we have to say they all involve the incredible energy and spunk of aunt Drieny and how she rebounded from setbacks relying on the strength of her Lord Jesus Christ. In particular we recall when Drieny and Harry visited us in Germany (1989) and we received a late night call from the Polizei (German Police) informing us that Drieny was in the hospital after jumping from a moving train (Harry had jumped also with less catastrophic results). When we first saw her she was in rough shape with a concussion, several fractures and a multitude of bruises. But by the next day she was insistent on getting out of that institution right now and finding out who was responsible for allowing her the opportunity of being able to jump (she was about to miss her stop...they spell words differently in German!). I remember many times visiting Portland in my youth and of course Drieny was the home base for our visits. Never a dull moment. We will miss her but look forward to a great reunion with our Lord. So sorry for your loss Aurie, Elizabeth and your families, she was one of a kind.

Love, Bob and Janet Gillis