Martha Kay Crowe |

Martha Kay Crowe

Pawhuska resident Martha Kay Crowe, 59, of Pawhuska, Okla., passed away Feb. 24, 2009, in the Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

Kay was born June 13, 1949, in Glenwood Springs, to LaVerne D. “Mike” and Dorothy I. (Paige) Marshall. The family moved to Carbondale, where Kay attended Carbondale Elementary and Roaring Fork High School, graduating in 1967. Following high school, Kay attended Fort Lewis College.

She met Henry J. “Jack” Crowe in college, and they married Oct. 13, 1968, in Durango.

Kay served as a security officer, dormitory counselor, office manager, and other positions while living in Colorado and New Mexico. She also served in various first aid, emergency medicine and fire/rescue programs.

Kay worked for Pawhuska Alco Store for the last twelve years.

She attended the Osage Indian Baptist Church of Pawhuska, where she served in various capacities.

Survivors include her husband; children Lance Thomas Crowe and Elizabeth Kay (Beth) Deans; grandchildren Araiana Nicole Deans, Morgan Alexander Deans, Brandt Thomas Crowe, Etarre Mason Deans, Breanna Darlene Crowe, Faith V. Crowe and Nesure Crowe; brothers and sisters David and Dixie Marshall, Tom and Cathy Marshall, Betsy and Michael Brownlee and Julia Marshall; and a host of other family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Osage Indian Baptist Church of Pawhuska. Rev. Rich Kowalczyk will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made in Kay’s honor to the Osage Indian Baptist Church of Pawhuska.

McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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