Obituary for CREWS

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Tuesday March 09, 2004

Bryan Millen Crews of Las Vegas, NM. Father, brother, friend left this world on February 23, 2004. Bryan was in constant search for peace, and he is at peace right now. Bryan was preceded in death by his father, Charlie E. Crews, III, survived by his mother, Trudie Jo Jordan of Pottsboro, Tx, and brother Charles E. Crews, IV (Chas) of Pottsboro, TX and Ruidoso, NM. Son, Michael and daughter Brione of Lubbock, TX. Daugher, Raven of Lubbock, TX. Grandmothers, Frances Helen Crews of Lubbock,Tx., and Fannie G. Jordan of Willis, Texas. Companion, Barbara Cabrera, and dear friend, Tasha Vigil. Aunt - Carol Crews Covington Bryan had a life of opportunity attending school in Scottsdale, Az, at the famous Judson School, Enjoying the pleasures of ranching and cattle on the family Crews Ranch, snow skiing at Angel Fire, and the beauty and water of Conchas Lake. He loved hunting in Northern New Mexico and fishing with his father on Eagle Nest Lake. Bryan was a gold medal snow skier on the Red River Racing Team, champion water skier and an artist of metal arts. Bryan had many talents in welding. When his mind was set, he could accomplish anything. Many fond memories were created with the friends he made and kept through the Blue Ribbon Wranglers 4-H Club, and his participation in the San Miguel County Fairs and the New Mexico State Fairs in Albuquerque. He loved Charles and Kay Burk as well as "Flash" the show steer. He also enjoyed the company of Bob, Dolores, and Denise Gerhardt also, Major Tom and Marion Woods. Bryan loved his children immensely and although not the perfect father his heart was in the right place, sometimes not at the right time. Bryan dearly loved his mother and her talents in cooking. He loved sharing the pleasure of cooking with her the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for his family. We ask that you remember Bryan and his smile and the times when he was at his best, and not for the challenges he has had in the last years. Remember his laughter and his fun. Our family would request that you hold these thoughts in rememberance of Bryan. Love is Truth and the truth shall set him free. Some things we hold in our hands, but we will always hold Bryan in our hearts. We thank God for our every rememberance of him. A private memorial will be held at Conchas Lake at a future date. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made in Bryan's name to the Ronald McDonald House. A lifetime memorial will be available soon at www.mem.com.