Dolores J. CrowNovember 14, 1931 ~ February 9, 2018 (age 86)
Dolores Crow, 86, of Nampa, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday, February 9, 2018. Dolores was born in Clovis, NM on November 14, 1931 as the youngest daughter of Charles D. and Margaret A. York. The family moved to Jerome, ID in 1933 and she graduated from Jerome High School in 1948. While attending Business College in Salt Lake City, she met Wayne Crow and they were married October 22, 1950 in Jerome.
In November of 1950, Wayne was called to serve his country and the couple moved to Port Townsend, WA. After Wayne was discharged in 1952, they moved to Moscow, ID so Wayne could finish his degree at the University of Idaho. After graduation in 1956, they moved to Nampa where they were blessed with six children over the next number of years. Dolores was happiest being a wife and mother and thoroughly enjoyed her family life.
Over the years, Dolores worked many secretarial and office positions including at the Idaho State Capitol typing and proofreading legislative bills. Under Wayne’s encouragement, Dolores accepted an open position as Idaho State Legislator for her District and thereafter was re-elected for a total of 24 years of service to the State of Idaho. During her time in the legislature, Dolores served on many committees and chaired both the House Revenue and Taxation and Environmental Affairs Committees. Dolores also served as a member of the Permanent Building Fund Advisory Counsel and was appointed by the Governor of Idaho to be a Commissioner on the Idaho Capital Commission for the restoration of the Capitol, as well as serving as co-chair of the Redistricting Committee of Idaho in 2011. Dolores loved serving her State and her constituents. She was the primary influence of giving residual money back to the taxpayers of Idaho.
After retirement in 2006, Dolores spent her time gardening, traveling and being active in her community and Crossroads Community Church, especially in her beloved Silver Sister group. She often said of them, “they are the best of the best.” Dolores was fortunate to have travelled to Europe many times, both with Wayne and later alone. She toured most of Europe and North Africa, but a safari trip to Kenya and Tanzania with family was among the most memorable for her.
Dolores is survived by all her six children: Steven (Melody), and daughters Kasey with Roger Carey and their four children, and Ashley with Sean McSwain and their four children); Susan: Kathryn (Steve) Watt with children Bryan Jackson and Jenna (Aaron) Pal; David with son Aaron; Michael with children Matt and Brianne; Janie (Shaun) Bettazza with son Brandon (Kaitlin) Rowley; and a very special niece, Mary Brown, as well as her devoted cat, Teddy. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.
A special thanks to the staff at Spring Creek Manor for their loving and attentive care.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Crossroads Community Church, 4170 E. Amity Ave., Nampa, ID 83687.