Darryl R. Crawford

darryl crawford

December 13, 1950 ~ November 18, 2020

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Colorado City, Colorado

Darryl R. Crawford, 69, of Colorado City, Colo., passed away Nov. 18, 2020. Born to Phyllis and Charles Crawford on Dec. 13, 1950, in Pueblo. Survived by his mother, Phyllis of Pueblo; wife of 47 years, Stephanie; son, Seth (Stephanie) Crawford; grandson, Brennan of Clayton, N.C.; brother, Scott (Gayle) of Gruver, Texas; and nieces, Traci and Kaylee of Lubbock, Texas. Preceded in death by his father. Darryl grew up in Rye, Colo. and graduated from Rye High School in 1969 and CSU Fort Collins in 1976 with a degree in Wildlife Biology. Following graduation, he began his 30 year career with the Colorado Division of Wildlife (Colorado Parks and Wildlife) as a Wildlife Technician on the Tamarack Wildlife Area in Crook, Colo., later in Keenesburg, Colo. on Banner Lakes Wildlife Area and retired as District Wildlife Manager in the Colorado City area. He was dedicated to the wildlife and natural resources of Colorado from the smallest hummingbird, the trout in the lakes to the bears that he had such high regard for. Following his retirement in 2007, he returned to work as the Noxious Weed Coordinator for Huerfano County for ten years. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and no service will be held at this time due to COVID. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1107 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005 or Rye Fire Department, PO Box 19190, Colorado City, CO 81019. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Dearest Aunt Phyllis, Stephanie, Seth and Family and Scott and Family,

    I am so sad that I won’t be able to visit with Darryl again on this earth. I loved him so much — he always made me laugh. I can remember playing board games with him when we were growing up — especially Operation — and sometimes Grandma Hall would play with us as well. Those are really fun memories and ones I will always remember.

    May God grant you peace and comfort and may your happy memories be the ones you remember.

    Love to all of you,
    Debi Potts

  2. We want to extend prayers of strength and love. Certainly, Darryl’s stewardship, example, living life with conviction and humility impacted our family.
    His generosity in supporting the Outdoor Education program in our school district, impacted young naturalists as well. Through his enthusiasm, knowledge and time he nurtured a growing love for the outdoors and Colorado’s wildlife. Indicators of his lasting impact. We will miss his wry smile, the twinkle in his eye as he shared him many stories.

  3. Very sorry for your loss and express my deepest sympathy to your family. Fond memories of Darryl will remain and remind each of us of his life and legacy. Difficult to say so long to an old pal.

  4. Stephanie,
    I am very sorry to hear of Darryl passing. I always enjoyed his stories.
    May Darryl Rest in Peace.
    If you need anything, please let me know.

  5. I enjoyed working with Darryl. It was obvious that everyone that he was around enjoyed him. I hope to see him again someday.

  6. Our condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    I have known Darryl since grade school, I never ever had anything but fond memories.

  7. Stephanie and Seth I am so sorry for your loss. Let us know if you need anything. I pray for your strength during this time. What a lovely piece you put in the paper about him. He was such a good man.

  8. With fond memories of working with Darryl both at Banner Lakes and here in the SE Region we offer you our most sincere condolences during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. May the many great memories of Darryl be with each of you. His friendly smile and his legacy for Wildlife will always be remembered.

  10. May the many memories of Darryl find comfort for you all. He certainly could keep you smiling. His legacy will always be remembered. God with you.

  11. Sorry for you loss
    May you find comfort knowing he lives on in each of you
    What a great legacy he left
    May he Rest In Peace

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