Jeffrey Allen Craw

Jeffrey Allen Craw, 51, passed away suddenly after a brief illness. He died peacefully on his ranch with his family by his side.

Jeff was born in Fulton, New York to John and Jacqueline Craw. The family of six J’s soon moved to California when Jeff was 9 years old, where 2 more J’s were added to the family. Jeff grew up in Dublin, CA, aggressively competing in football and wrestling — where he placed 3rd in State in his junior year of high school. He also enjoyed numerous family activities such as water/snow skiing, hiking/camping, house boating, gold-panning, playing cards, gambling, horseshoes and hunting.

After graduating high school, Jeff earned a degree from Heald Business College learning about computers, an interest he picked up from his father. He began his career at Sun Microsystems, where he worked for 10 years. Despite his family and many friends, Jeff decided to pack up and head somewhere he could fulfill his dream of becoming a cowboy. He moved to Rifle, CO in 1991 where he purchased a farm and became a cattleman with the help of his Godfather. Over the next several years, Jeff became an experienced farmer, harvesting crops, boarding horses, raising animals and enjoying the great outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his Godparents Alex and Rose Creton. He is survived by his two sisters, Judy (Roy) Drury and Jennifer (Mark) DePedro; three brothers, James (Kathleen) Craw, John (Lori) Craw Jr. and Joe (Stacy) Craw; six nieces, Kimberley, Rebecca, Amanda, Jacqueline, Jordan, and Riley; one great-niece Sophia; three nephews, Chris, Mike and David; two great-nephews, J.B. and Jayden; and too many other family members and friends to list.

Private services were held. Donations to your favorite charity in Jeff’s memory are appreciated.

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