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Wayne Richard “Dick” Crenshaw


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Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Wayne Richard “Dick” Crenshaw passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at the age of 80. A tribute of Wayne’s life may be found at www.andersonbethany.com where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.
Wayne was born in East Grand Plains, NM, on May 18, 1937. He was preceded in death by his parents: George Franklin Crenshaw, Marguerite Cerena Downs Crenshaw; siblings: Dorothy “Dot” Parker, Wanda Hopper, Cal Crenshaw, Charles Crenshaw, and Frances Fields. Wayne is survived by his siblings: Nita Taylor, Gwen Swann, Hal Crenshaw and Susie Ferguson.
CPO Crenshaw joined the US Navy in Artesia, NM, on December 8, 1954. He served with Patrol Squadron One (VP-1) at Whidby Island, WA; Air Antisubmarine (AAS) Squadron Twenty-nine (VS-29) at San Diego, CA; AAS Squadron Twenty-seven (VS-27) at Norfolk, VA; and Quanset Point, RI; AAS Forty-one (VS-41) at Key West, FL; Naval Air Station (NAS) Cabiness Field, Corpus Christi, TX; NAS Saufley Field, Pensacola, FL; and Advanced Training Squadron 301 (ATU-301) at NAS Corpus Christi, TX. He retired May 17, 1974, at NAS Corpus Christi, TX, as Chief Petty Officer, E-7 (ADRC/AC).
Wayne is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 36 years, Magdalena “Madeline” Crenshaw; as well as children: Frank Crenshaw, Mark Crenshaw, Jeff Crenshaw, Tracy Crenshaw, Maggie Jochen, Barbara Weatherly and Christina Ray. He is preceded in death by his step-son, Leo LaRose. Wayne was grandfather to seventeen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Wayne was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle to countless nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed.
In accordance with his wishes, there will be no funeral service at this time. The family requests that if anyone wishes to commemorate his passing, they do so by submitting an “In Honor” donation to the Wounded Warriors Project, an organization close to his heart. (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org)
This tribute was lovingly written in honor of Wayne by his family.

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