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Jimmy Crow

November 2, 1953 – April 22, 2023

Jimmy Crow of Sisters, died suddenly on April 22, 2023. He was born November 2, 1953 in Myrtle Point, Oregon to Ken and Lois Crow now deceased. Soon after they moved to Albany, Oregon, where he lived until leaving in his early 20s for 25 years in Alaska.

He had received his commercial plumbing license prior to going and while in Alaska he got his commercial pilot's license. Not willing to leave Alaska to pursue an airline career, he became a bush pilot, and continued his plumbing business. He was passionate about all aspects of flying, having done a lot of hang gliding and flying of remote controlled planes. He loved Alaska and was an avid outdoorsman - skiing, fishing, playing ice hockey, soccer, and flying supplies for the Iditarod. He spent years helping with a soup kitchen in Anchorage.

In 1997, he decided it was time to leave Alaska. Soon after he met Caroline Stratton, skiing at Hoodoo and they were happily married for 24-plus years. Jim was a wonderful addition to Caroline's family of two children ages 15 and 13. The family he leaves behind include: Chandra Miller and her husband Jordan Miller, Devin Hess, his wife Mel Sweet and their daughter, Yarrow, age 2-1/2. Jim was as smitten with Yarrow as she was with him, spending many days as a wonderful PaPa.

Jim and Caroline had just this past fall moved into the house they had built, the third one since 2007. Jim was a commercial plumber with his own business, Crow Plumbing Inc. He was skilled at so many things and was always willing to help others out. He loved music and being surrounded by friends who loved him dearly, some of which he knew since grade school. He leaves behind a long list of friends and family devastated by his passing. Included in this list are his sister, Jeannie Fauth and brother-in-law Bob, their son Dan Fauth, wife Angela and two children who live in Australia. Friends are too numerous to list. Life just won't be the same without you Jimmy.


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