Howard Lee Crawford

Jun 15, 1926 - Mar 1, 2021

East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA, 95841


Howard Lee Crawford was born June 15th 1926 to Ellis and Lula Mae Crawford in Sumerall Mississippi. He was an only child. Following what he describes as a magnificent childhood he joined the US Navy and soon after joined the US Airforce for a 20-year military career.  While in the military he met and married Mary Alice Howze in 1949. Together they traveled stateside before making their permanent home in Sacramento California. They were married 58 years before her homegoing in 2007.

After retiring from the US Air force Howard continued his civil service duties as a supervisor with the Sacramento Army Depo. He often spoke of his travels around the world which included Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

In his later years, he enjoyed traveling to visit family members. He also enjoyed entertaining his neighbors, and friends at his home, away from home, Thunder Valley Casino. Howard also enjoyed quite evenings listening to Jazz music and watching sports at his home.

Howard is survived by his daughters, grandchildren, and nieces.


  • Rita Crawford says:

    Daddy, may you rest peacefully until. I’m sure you, and Mae will live together forever in eternity. I’ll see both of you next lifetime!

  • W. Pearl Nichols says:

    Gone but never forgotten.
    Will always remember our conversations and your visit .

    Love always , Tiny

  • Michelle Payne says:

    Thank you for your presence and your contribution to the world. Rest peacefully in eternity.

    Michelle & Shanaé

  • Rafael Gonzalez says:

    Howard was my client for over 20 years, he became a great friend who always showed he cared for all of us. We will miss him greatly. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Laura Bell says:

    grandpa going to miss you so very much going to miss seeing you thanks. for being my grandpa you had a great life

  • Althea Cosby says:

    Mr. Crawford, thank you for serving our country in a diligent and respectful way. Rest in Peace!

  • Bill & Sandy Finkelstein says:

    We enjoyed being your neighbor and friend for 45 years.
    Thank You. Rest in Peace

  • Charles & Ernestine Bell says:

    If our love could have kept you here, you would have lived forever. We’re so thankful that we got to know you, & you extended your heart & love to us.
    I will miss you grandpa, however, in those times, I know that just speaking your name will forever keep you alive in my heart. Best grandpa ever!!!

  • Territa Givens says:

    My grandfather offered great insight, wisdom, and world class treatment to those important to him. He lived a colorful life, and I’m proud to have been apart of some of those experiences. I will miss him dearly, but know he would want me to live brilliantly, so I will!

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