William Dean Crandell

June 13, 1950February 20, 2019

William Dean Crandell went home to be with the Lord on February 20, 2019. Dean was born on June 13, 1950 in Washington, D.C., to William Palmer Crandell and Martha Josephine Green Crandell. He graduated from Clemson University in 1972 with a degree in Geology. He served his country by enlisting in the Navy, serving 4 years active duty and then 19 years as a reservist, ending his career as a Captain. Dean was a geologist for US Forest Service, where he enjoyed the outdoors and searching for beautiful stones. He was a proud long-term member of the Spokane Valley Kiwanis and volunteered for United Way. He had a passion for golf, camping, spending time on the water, and watching cowboy movies.

He was proceeded in death by his parents and his baby sister, Debbie. He is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara Richardson-Crandell and his children, Heather (Jeff) Havens, Chad (Lian) Roberts, Kimberley Crandell (David) Fitzgerald and Alli Crandell (Jen Boyle). He was a proud papa to 9 grandchildren who brought joy and happiness to his life.

A private inurnment take place at Washington State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake, WA, in April. There will be a Celebration of Life with details forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Shriners Hospital, Hospice of Spokane, or Spokane Valley Kiwanis Foundation.


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Aaron & Kim Roth

February 23, 2019

With heavy hearts we send our condolences to all the family and friends of Dean Crandell. Like Sue and Steve we first met Dean and Barb in Vriginia and as neighbors the happy times were many. Kim and I being Army, Dean was always good to swap a Navy story with us and some good ribbing about the services. And both Dean and Barb looked out for me when Kim was away on an overseas assignment and I was a geo-bachelor. Barb- prayers of love and support for you at this time and know that Dean was a special man who touched many in a positive way throughout his life with the Navy, USGS and his neighbors. God's Peace to you. Aaron & Kim

Sue Cummings

February 22, 2019

I remember Dean as a gentle man with a big heart. I love his joyful laugh. He is so kind and what a blessing to have known Dean and Barbara when they lived in Runnymeade. Barbara, our hearts weep with yours and we are here for you with listening hearts and open arms for the many days ahead. We love you, Sue and Steve