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Cap'n Bob's obituary.

CRAWFORD, ROBERT L.
"CAP'N BOB" U.S. ARMY SPECIAL FORCES, RETIRED U.S.M.C.
Died Thursday, October 27, 2005.
No funeral services. Survived by mother Dorothy Stringer, children Robert and Denise Crawford, granddaughter Laurel Crawford, 2 sisters and extended family.

Published in the Denver Newspaper Agency on 11/2/2005.

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spasmsproject
Nov. 4th, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC)
*hug*
oddharmonic
Nov. 4th, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
redqueenofevil
Nov. 4th, 2005 11:03 pm (UTC)
Oh my. I hope this isn't the way you found out. My condolences.
oddharmonic
Nov. 4th, 2005 11:15 pm (UTC)
Himself's mother e-mailed me last week to let me know that Bob had gone into the hospital and wasn't doing well; I called her the next night and found out he had passed away the night before.

I'm thinking about doing some combination of sponsoring the online guestbook associated with his obituary so it will remain online after a month and paying to add pictures to it because I have several nice photos from his military career, mountaineering, and with Himself and Laurel.

Thank you.
rosedoe
Nov. 5th, 2005 12:24 am (UTC)
*hugs and loves to all of you*
oddharmonic
Nov. 7th, 2005 03:46 am (UTC)
Thank you.
rosedoe
Nov. 7th, 2005 01:09 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. I wish I could do more.
lil_sass
Nov. 5th, 2005 03:29 am (UTC)
So sorry. :(
oddharmonic
Nov. 7th, 2005 03:49 am (UTC)
Thank you.

I think Laurel named a yo-yo after him the day after she told me he was in her dream, but she seems to be doing okay.
lil_sass
Nov. 7th, 2005 03:18 pm (UTC)
Interesting how children dream about deceased loved ones. A yo yo! She's too cute for words.
lenabud
Nov. 5th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC)
RIP. *hugs*
oddharmonic
Nov. 7th, 2005 03:49 am (UTC)
Thank you.
revme
Nov. 5th, 2005 09:05 am (UTC)
That's sad.... how are you and Laurel holding up?
oddharmonic
Nov. 7th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
I'm not entirely sure if Laurel understands what's going on, but I did my best to explain it in age-appropriate terms. She was aware of my grieving after we found out about his passing and to talk to her Crawford family, so I helped her call her grandmothers (Himself's mother and Bob's mother) and she talked to both of them.

I'm grieving. I tried to talk to Vogon about it, but he hates it when I cry so I think I'm going to see what sort of affordable counseling I find locally.
revme
Nov. 7th, 2005 03:56 am (UTC)
*hug*
srakkt
Nov. 5th, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)
My condolences. :(
oddharmonic
Nov. 7th, 2005 03:55 am (UTC)
Thank you.
knicole1979
Nov. 6th, 2005 02:32 pm (UTC)
So sorry.
What have you told Laurel?
oddharmonic
Nov. 7th, 2005 03:46 am (UTC)
I told her that her Grandpa Bob was sick the same day Betty e-mailed me to let me know he'd gone into the hospital. After we found out he'd passed on, I told her that he had died and was feeding the fish in heaven. (Laurel's first experiences with death were fish and other aquarium creatures.)

She said she had a dream about him a few days later. She didn't really want to talk about it when I asked and instead wanted to show me a yo-yo she named Bob.

I'm keeping an eye on her for any changes in behavior that might indicate that she needs to talk about her loss and I'll let her school counselor know when I see them on Wednesday.
knicole1979
Nov. 7th, 2005 02:33 pm (UTC)
I had a dream about a week after my grampa j. passed. He told me the shooting stars were from him, just for me. Its silly, but there are times I go outside for my last cig, or just to be out in the night air when I'm having a rough moment, and there it is, hard to miss blazing a trail. It never fails. Dreams are good. I hope he comes to her in a comforting way a lot. If it helps, I hope he comes to you and calms the grieving process for you. *hugs*
saarlander
Nov. 14th, 2005 10:54 am (UTC)
I'm sorry.

How old was he?

Is Laurel doing OK?
oddharmonic
Nov. 14th, 2005 11:02 pm (UTC)
I'd guess he was in his late 50s, based on my knowledge that he was older than my folks, played football at Wheat Ridge around the same time as Freddie Steinmark and Dave Logan, and joined the Marines in the mid to late 1960s.

Laurel seemed sad that she wouldn't get to see him next time we visit Colorado, but she says he's in heaven and he can take care of our late fish there... and yo-yo. She's really stuck on him having a yo-yo in heaven.
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