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January 06, 2009 3:41 am

Robert (Bob) Lauren Crawford

Written by Tribune Staff

(May 23, 1924 - Dec. 30, 2008)

Robert “Bob” Lauren Crawford, 84, died Tuesday, Dec. 30 at his home in Auburn, Calif.

He was born May 23, 1924 in Denver, Colo., to Lauren and Helen Crawford. Bob grew up in Powell, graduated from Powell High School and worked on the family farm until moving to Sacramento, Calif. in 1959.

He spent many years working with Big Brothers of Sacramento and became the director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association before retiring.

Bob moved to Auburn in 1987 and was active in alcoholism recovery programs, including Sierra Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.

Bob is survived by his daughter, Sheryl (Dennis) Wilson of Wheatland; his son, Ray (Lori) Crawford of Encino, Calif..; grandchildren Tara Wilson of Wheatland, Kristine Crawford of Phoenix, Ryan Crawford of San Francisco; and great-grandsons Dustyn and Dakota Wilson of Wheatland.

A memorial service was held on Monday, Jan. 5 at the First Congregational Church of Auburn. Remembrances can be made to Sierra Council, MDA or Big Brothers of Sacramento.