Eugene Lyle "Bud" Crowley |

Eugene Lyle "Bud" Crowley

Eugene Lyle “Bud” Crowley

March 8, 1912 – December 24, 2002

Eugene “Bud” Crowley died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, in Wheat Ridge. He was 90.

He was born March 8, 1912, in Glenwood Springs to Claude and Lula Crowley. He attended school in Meredith and graduated from Garfield County High School.

He married Pauline Brock in 1935.

The couple moved to Leadville in 1937 where he was employed by Public Service Co. of Colorado until his retirement in 1975.

In Leadville, Mr. Crowley was active in the Lions Club, scouting, the chamber of commerce and the Burro Race Committee. He was Past Exalted Ruler and life member of Elks Lodge #236 and a 32nd degree Mason.

He moved to Thomasville upon retirement, where he was a volunteer fire chief and an active member of the Thomasville Methodist Church. He moved to Arvada in 1995.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Pauline Crowley; and by a son, E.L. Crowley, Jr.

Mr. Crowley is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Julie and David Johnson of Arvada; by sisters Virginia Goode of Paonia, and Marjorie Graham of Ohio; by brothers and sisters-in-law Frank and Pearl Crowley of Grand Junction, Ray and Chick Crowley of El Jebel, and James Crowley of Silt; and by nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at the fire station in Thomasville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the LMC Community Foundation, 6870 W. 52nd Ave., Arvada, CO 80002, or the Thomasville United Methodist Church, Box 1006, Basalt, CO 81621.

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