You are missed by
Patty Crow passed
away on Feb. 2, 2008
was an avid genealogist. She
spent many late nights tracking down our Crow history and her
Boswell and Callister history. You may have seen the cartoon
of the person falling asleep at their computer, that was
Patty! Even before dna testing began she was the first
to suspect a connection to the Crow family on the Isle of Man.
Patty also was an accomplished seamstress. She loved making
dolls. She donated many to local organizations including the
Newman Museum. She graduated from San Jose State Univeristy
and spent five years as a first grade teacher. She worked
alongside husband Mervyn in the family walnut business. She
had previously belonged to the local Jeep club, was active in the
Boy Scouts, the Garden Club and her favorite RV Club. She
was a past president of the California Women for
Agriculture. She loved her dogs and cats. She had a
green thumb and spent many hours working in her yard. She
planted masses of bearded iris and tulips and they were absolutely
amazing in the spring and summer. She also collected
is survived by her husband Mervyn and her mother Glade. Her
son Mervyn passed away in 1992.
were both interested in California history and spent many hours
pouring over books and maps together. We visited many places
here in California where we knew our Crows had been.
I miss walking over to her house. Sometimes
I'd stay so late I'd have to walk back through the dark
orchard. But the path was well worn. Patty is
buried at the National Cemetery at Santa Nella, California.
I pass it on my way to the coast and always stop by to put out
flowers. I'm trying to write the book we always planned but
it hasn't been possible to work on it since Patty got sick.
I'm hopeful that the book will be published this