Britton H. Crosley of Eugene, Ore., died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, of age-related causes. He was 91.
Services were held April 15.
Mr. Crosley was born March 11, 1909, in Monument, Kan., to Charles and Katie (Sinema) Crosley.
He attended schools in Kansas and Wyoming, graduating from Shawnee High School in Shawnee, Wyo. He worked as a civilian employee for the U.S. Air Force for 30 years as a diesel maintenance superintendent and received the Outstanding Unit and Meritorious Civilian Service Award.
He came to Alaska in the early 1930s and worked for the Alaska Road Commission. He married Mary Kvasnikoff on June 29, 1937.
He moved to Eugene from Anchorage in 1967.
He enjoyed painting, donating many of his oil paintings to charities. He also liked wood carving and shooting sports.
He was a member of the Eugene Moose and Eagles lodges and the National Rifle Association.
He is survived by his wife; son, Britton of Anchorage; daughters LaVae Gillis of Eugene, Bonnie Gesh of Waldport, Ore., and Mary Ann Mills of Sterling; brother, Jess of Freeland, Wash.; sisters Thelma Hurliman of McMinnville, Ore., and Agnes May of Norwood, Mo.; and 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
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