Mrs. John W. Crow of Pendleton died Monday [September 23, 1963] at Pendleton Community Memorial Hospital following an illness of several months. She would have been 61 next month. Funeral will be Thursday. Funeral notice is in today’s paper.
She was born Harriet Mildred Bowman, Oct. 21, 1902, at Pendleton on the Old Chief Peo ranch on the Indian Reservation to pioneers Eva and Oliver Purl Bowman, who came to Oregon from Iowa by ox team in 1871 and began farming. Mrs. Crow had lived all her life in and near Pendleton. She attended Pendleton public schools. She married John William Crow Thanksgiving Day in November, 1920. They had farmed in the Dry Tutuilla area south of Pendleton for the past 43 years.
Mrs. Crow was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Pendleton and for many years with her husband worked with the young people of the church and with the missionaries. She was a former chairman of the White Cross Missionary group and past president of the Blue Mountain Conservative Baptist Women’s Association, a member of the Hannah Cole Circle of her church and served in other church offices.
Mrs. Crow was also a member of the Pendleton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Pioneer Women’s Club. Survivors besides the widower are three daughters, Doris Grover and Dorothy Doane, both of Pendleton, and Mrs. Burl (Roberta) Wattenburger, Jr. of Echo; a son, Dale, of Pendleton; seven grandchildren; brothers, Oscar, Kenneth, Hugh, and Robert Bowman, all of Pendleton; sisters, Florence Windsor of Emigrant Springs and Mrs. A. W. (Leona) Moser of McKay Creek. Burial will be in the family plot at Olney Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or the Umatilla County Cancer Society Fund. Contributions may be sent direct or left at Burns Mortuary.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman