Maynard Crandell (June 19, 1934 – January 20, 2019)
On Sunday, January 20, 2019, Maynard Crandell, 84, passed away at home. Maynard was born on a ranch outside De Beque, Colorado, on June 19, 1934, to Jessie Allen and Ellis ‘Firp’ Crandell. He graduated from De Beque High School in 1952. He married his high school sweetheart Alice D. Baker on June 17, 1956. Together they raised three daughters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. After Alice’s passing in 1995, Maynard moved to Grand Junction, Colorado in 2003. He shared his later years with girlfriend, Alice Stanley.
Maynard worked at United Parcel Lumber and Rocky Mountain Gas. He was active in his community and a proud charter member of the Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge BPOE 2286, Lions Club and Jaycees of Glenwood Springs. Maynard was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed the backcountry of western Colorado. Extremely proud of his daughters, he could always be found at their many activities. He loved to bowl and was on leagues with his wife. Maynard and Alice Stanley enjoyed traveling together. They shared an appreciation for Native American artwork and the outdoors. He enjoyed puzzles and games, local history, genealogy, collecting, and spending time with family and lifelong friends.
Maynard is preceded in death by his mother, Jessie Allen; father, Ellis ‘Firp’ Crandell; wife, Alice Darlene Crandell; and brothers, Earl ‘Cotton’ Crandell and William ‘Bill’ Crandell. He is survived by his sister, Darlene Taylor; sister-in-law, Louise Crandell; partner, Alice Stanley; daughters, Cindy (Steve Bigelow), Tracy (Jan Hickey) and Alicia; grandchildren, Kelsey, Tayven, Andrew, and Jeremy; great-grandson, Landon; numerous nephews and nieces; and many who thought of Maynard as ‘Dad.’
Memorial will be held on Tuesday, January 29, at 2 pm at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction, Colorado. Celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, January 30, from 5 to 7 pm at the Elks Club in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Donations in memory of Maynard can be made to the Elks Perpetual Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 57, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, 81602.
“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning.” Louis L’Amour