Dean Lloyd Crenshaw: ‘A Gentle Soul With an Easy Smile and a Big Laugh’

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Dean Lloyd CrenshawDean Lloyd Crenshaw
September 15th, 1962 – March 19th, 2020

Dean, eldest son of Lawrence Crenshaw Jr. and Rosealee Loghry Crenshaw, was laid to rest on March 30th. The sky wept as Dean’s earthly body was committed to the ground, amid world chaos, akin to his birth – amid panic, born two months early, in the car on the Alderpoint Road switchbacks. Perhaps his joining and departing of this world needed such grandiose circumstance.
In life Dean was a gentle soul with an easy smile and a big laugh. He was easy-going to a fault. The eldest son, second child of eight, he was known for his quiet, good-hearted nature amidst a gaggle of rowdy siblings. Somehow, he was the best of us.

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Two smiling eyes stopped smiling,
A golden heart stood still,
We don’t know why God took you,
And guess we never will.
He only lent you to us,
Then came and took you back,
To us you were so precious,
Your life was full of fun,
A caring, loving brother,
A darling little son.
Dean Lloyd Crenshaw

Dean is survived by his mother, Rosealee Crenshaw of Alderpoint; sister Tammie Goergen and family, of White City, Oregon; brother Mickey Crenshaw and family, of Alderpoint; brother Bobby Crenshaw and family, of Fortuna; brother Ricky Crenshaw and family, of Alderpoint; sister Lisa Music and family, of Garberville; brother Tim Crenshaw and family, of Fortuna; and countless, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Dean was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Crenshaw Jr. and sister Linda Crenshaw.

Rest well brother, till we meet again.



  • Katrina Branson

    May the family be Blessed with many happy memories with Dean as his light shines on.

  • Beautiful Obituary may you rest in peace uncle!!

  • He had a great laugh. It was big, open and honest. Rosalee, my heart aches at the loss of a son, I hope the memories of your boy bring you joy when they come to you.

  • RIP Cleatus. May Lord Calvert welcome you to heaven 10 minutes before the Devil knows you’re dead.

  • Donna Davy Sullins

    Dean was a quite gentle soul!! He worked hard for his family as a young man an never once complained!!! He loved each an everyone of his family members. An would go to bat for all of them!! He always had a smile on his face. An how I will always remember him. Condolences to each of his family members!!! May he meet up again in heaven with his sister Linda Crenshaw !!! Gentle soul taken to young!!!

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