Francis W. Crippen

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Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA

July 10, 1916 ~ February 19, 2011
"He was a loving grandpa and friend."

Francis W. Crippen, 94, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Feb. 19, 2011. He was born in Lyons, NE on July 10, 1916 to Samuel and Caroline Crippen.
Francis served in the United States Army during World War II.
He enjoyed gardening and volunteering for Meals on Wheels.
Francis is survived by his daughter, Betty Smith of Kelso, WA; grandsons, Dale Barto and Bruce Barto of Kelso; granddaughter, Brenda Godbey of Iowa; sister, Venola Kohl of Wyoming; nine great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren; and special friend, Inez Olin.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor; parents; and sister, Lila Mae Kerns.
Special thanks to the staff at Cascade Inn for the care and love they gave to grandpa.
A memorial service will be held on Mon., Feb. 28, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
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Published in The Columbian on Feb. 22, 2011
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