Kerri Harrop and my co-worker Aja Pecknold have been busy organizing a memorial for their friend Joe Crawford. As I posted earlier this week, Crawford died near Baker Lake in North Cascades after falling 200 feet and into a remote crevasse. Details on Crawford's memorial follow after the jump.
As you know, this week brought some sad news to our community.
We lost our friend Joe Crawford this past Sunday in a hiking accident near Baker Lake. Joe fell some 200 feet down a remote crevasse; his body was recovered Thursday afternoon. He will be laid to rest next week in Arizona, where his family lives.
Please join us this Saturday, April 14, in remembering and honoring Joe. We will be gathering at Redwood at 2pm for food, drinks, and the comfort and love of our friends.
Joe was a friend to many and one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. He was an excellent musician, a patient teacher, a hard worker, a lover of the outdoors, a good son, a loyal friend, a loving man, and a truly kind human being.
His loving spirit, honest sincerity, and quick smile will not be forgotten.
The Irish have a long custom of honoring their departed with a wake, where friends and family gather to remember the life that has passed on. It is a time to grieve and to cry, as well as a time to celebrate the life of a loved one.
We will be passing the proverbial hat and collecting donations for the Search and Rescue crew. They did a tremendous job recovering Joe’s body and their efforts are appreciated by all.
Joe was loved by many and we hope you will join us in honoring him, through laughter and through tears, and with the good memories he has left us with.
In Memory of Joe Crawford Saturday, April 14 – 2pm Redwood 514 E. Howell St.