William G. 'Bill' Crowder

William G. "Bill" Crowder

Nov 28, 2011 - Nov 28, 2011
William G. "Bill" Crowder of Kinnear died at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. He was 76.

Graveside services are at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, with committal by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

William George Crowder was born in Rock Springs on Jan. 7, 1935, the son of George Leo Crowder and Faye (Crookston) Crowder.

He served in active duty with the U.S. Army from Oct. 25, 1954 to Oct. 24, 1957 and was with the combat Military Police. He received letters of commendation for his assistance in New York Harbor with the 513 survivors of the Swedish liner Stockholm after the collision with the Andrea Doria.

Mr. Crowder married Judith "Sonnie" Dudley Poore in Brooklyn, N.Y, on Aug. 17, 1957. She preceded him in death on Nov. 7, 2011.

The couple moved to Fremont County in 1959, living in Lander for 30 years and at Kinnear since 1979.

Survivors include sons, Allen Crowder and his wife Linda of Casper and Laramie Crowder and his wife Debbie of Riverton; a daughter, Johanna Peden and her fiancé Dane Culver of Shoshoni; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; a brother, Cliff Crowder and his wife Nancy of Kinnear; sister, Dorothy Hefner of Texas; a brother-in-law, Keith Poore of Florida; sisters-in-law, Esther Huddleston of Virginia, Olive Epperson of North Carolina, and Ruth McAdams of California.

He was preceded in death by his wife; Judith D. "Sonnie" Crowder, 19 days earlier; his parents, and a daughter, Kelly Meyers.

Memorials may be made to the, Wyoming Fallen Heroes / Chance Phelps Foundation in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: theDavisFuneralHome.com

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.