Peaceful 06

Mary Crowson

December 13, 1941 ~ November 10, 2022 (age 80)


Mary Jesus Crowson nee Fernandes, died on Thursday, November 10, 2022. Mary was born in Danbury Connecticut, December 13, 1941. The first child of six. Her parents were proud Portuguese immigrants. Her mother, Mary Fernandes nee Santos was from Madeira, and her father João Fernandes was from Porto. Her parents moved shortly after she was born to Bridgewater Massachusetts, where she grew up. She helped raise her 5 younger siblings, allowing her mom and dad to work fulltime.

When she graduated from Bridgewater High School in 1959, she enlisted in the Air Force, and was stationed at Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio, Texas. While at Lackland Air Force base she met the love of her life, Utah C. Crowson. They were married shortly thereafter. They had 2 children. She traveled the United States, while her husband took different duty assignments during his 20+ year career. He retired to Fort Walton Beach, Florida, where she continued to work for civil service. Mary also continued her service in the Air Force Reserves, retiring as a Master Sargent.

She was an enthusiastic player of games. She loved Scrabble, Poker, Michigan Rummy, and Scribbage. She was a passionate Volksmarcher, and travelled to many Volksmarches. She also loved line dancing.

She was a lifelong learner, and later in life went to night school and proudly earned her master’s degree from Troy State University.

She is proceeded in death by 3 of her siblings, and her husband. She is survived by 2 sisters, 2 children, 3 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at Davis Watkins Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32547 beginning at 1:00pm.


Memorial Service
November 30, 2022

1:00 PM
Davis-Watkins Funeral Home
113 Racetrack Road, N.E.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
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