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Albert Austin "Dutch" Crowell
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Birth: Jun. 21, 1923
Death: Dec. 10, 2009

Albert Austin "Dutch" Crowell, 86, of Amarillo died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in United Methodist Church in Groom with the Rev. Weldon Reeves officiating. Burial will be in Groom Cemetery by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.

Mr. Crowell was born June 21, 1923, in Groom to Walter and Luella Crowell. Dutch grew up in Groom and graduated from Groom High School in 1941. He fell in love and married his lovely wife, Dora Margaret Crowell, also of Groom, on June 27, 1943.

Dutch enlisted in the military during World War II and served in the Army Air Forces Signal Corps in Italy, Germany and France, where he was one of the very first American radar operators. After the war, he returned to his wife, Margaret, in their hometown of Groom, where he was a farmer and rancher for 63 years. There they raised two sons, Jerry and John, and a daughter, Connie.

Dutch was very active in the community of Groom, where he was a school board member helping build the school's first all-weather track. He also loved working with the youth of the community by coaching Little League baseball and directing summer youth track programs. He also taught numerous children to water ski at nearby Lake McClellan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a sister.

Survivors include his wife, Dora Margaret; a daughter, Connie Sue Barnard and husband Chris of Melrose, N.M.; two sons, Jerry Austin Crowell and wife Melissa of Eden and John Dale Crowell and wife Michele of Pampa; 11 grandchildren, Bryan Crowell of Austin, Sean Crowell and wife Amy of Groom, Evan Crowell of Baltimore, Lauren Hodges and husband Chris of Amarillo, Craig Crowell and Keisha Crowell of Pampa and Call Barnard, Clint Barnard, Cara Barnard, Caley Barnard and Cade Barnard all of Melrose; and three great-grandchildren, Lyllian, Dora and Isaac.

The family suggests memorials be to United Methodist Church of Groom, 303 E. Second St., Groom, TX 79039 and Ussery-Roan Texas Veterans Home, 1020 Tascosa Road, Amarillo, TX 79124.

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Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 11, 2009 
Groom Cemetery
Carson County
Texas, USA
Created by: Jay Skelton
Record added: Dec 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45323624
Albert Austin Dutch Crowell
Added by: Jay Skelton
Albert Austin Dutch Crowell
Added by: Nancy Abraham
Albert Austin Dutch Crowell
Added by: Nancy Abraham
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