Elizabeth "Betty" Mae Crow

May 24, 1925October 10, 2021

Elizabeth "Betty" Crow was born to Grace and Howard Crow in Seattle, where she grew up with her younger brothers William (deceased) and John (Tucson). She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1942. She married Ormond Field with whom she had three children: Kris, Peter and John.

In 1964 she completed her degree in political science at the University of Washington and became active in the League of Women Voters, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and worked on numerous state and local political campaigns.

During Elizabeth’s varied career she taught for Seattle and Highline School Districts, and worked at the King County Public Safety Department, the Department of Commerce, and the Department of Labor until her retirement in 1987.

Elizabeth supported her children’s activities: Brownies, baseball, swim teams, music programs and countless carpools. She was also an active Grandma with grandsons Cameron, Colin and Sean. Later, she was blessed with granddaughters Anna and Viola.

After moving to Oregon, Elizabeth was involved with the West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (WHUUF), Senior Studies Institute (SSI), literacy programs, and edited several newsletters. She had a wide circle of friends and relatives with whom she corresponded over the years. Elderhostel experiences and other travels took her to England, Australia, Russia, Canada, and Mexico. She dreamed of going to Italy, and the last class she enrolled in was conversational Italian. Elizabeth was an enthusiastic Mariners and Blazers fan and was also known for wearing purple and collecting crow feathers. She was a library patron and volunteer for many years and continued to read until the end of her life.

The family wants to extend gratitude to the dedicated staff at Washington Gardens Memory Care in Tigard and to Seasons Hospice, especially Hardev Math, who gave her wonderful care and support. Madeline, Dana and Maddie were special friends to the end as well.

Elizabeth is survived by children, Kris (Fred) and Peter (Patti) both of Oregon and John (Caroline) of Alaska; her grandchildren and other family members.

Her cremains will be interred in Tigard, Oregon at Crescent Grove Cemetery next to the Queen Elizabeth Rose.

Remembrances can be given to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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Heather West

October 16, 2021

Betty married my dad‘s uncle, Ormond Field. I appreciate family history. And the only information I have from that side of the family comes from the sweet letters that that she wrote to my dad, David Smith. I am impressed by her grace for keeping in correspondence with our family even though there was a divorce. She always wrote very personal, kind letters and shared what she could remember of the family with us. A lot of this information would’ve been forgotten and lost without her efforts. I only regret I never met her in person. I feel like her warm, friendly letters shared a lot of the type of person she was. I’m grateful for her. Heather Smith West