Richard Crawford

Profile Updated: March 15, 2014
Where are you living? Brigham City, UT USA
Spouse/Partner? Charleen Moody Crawford
Children, Grandchildren and such? Tim 1975 - MBA, CMA Tax Accountant, University Professor
Aaron 1977 - High School Teacher, Box Elder High (Masters)
Julianne 1980 - Elementary School Teacher Garland (Masters)
Dale 1983 - MBA National Marketing Director Cerrowire Alabama
Occupations/Careers (Current or past): AMT Instructor Ogden Weber Applied Tech College

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Post-WHS Ed/Career training? (Schools, Degrees, Certificates, Licenses, Apprenticeships, etc. and so forth)

Weber College Summer Quarter 1961 Electronics 6 hours/day
RCA Factory Training School Los Angeles (Television Technician)
Portland Community College (Business Administration)
Weber College (Chemistry, Sociology, Geology, Trig, Calculus, Algebra, and some forgettable classes).
AFLC School (Mathmatics, Aircraft Nomenclature, Physics, Electronics).
Various Factory Training Schools & Seminars. Budgeted $2000 per year for Electronics training for 25 years. Spent every penny plus.
OWATC Industrial Maintenance Training (1260 classroom hours, 8000 hours OJT.

Hobbies and Interests?

Music, Literature, Poetry, History, Railroad History, exploring historical sites, Hiking, Camping, Reading, Writing Poems, Composing Songs, Playing Organ, Piano, Guitar, Harmonica. Electronics, Experimenting, Playing with Grandchildren.

Comments about your life (or life in general)?

Following graduation, I worked at KWCS TV (Weber School District). We physically moved the studios from the 3rd floor of Weber High to the old administration building between the school and Stop and Shop. I worked for KVOG TV as a projectionist at the transmitter on top of Little Mountain. I worked as an usher at Egyptian Theater. I worked as a TV Repairman for Deamer TV, RCA Factory Service, and Ken Royster TV. I worked at Hill Air Force Base repairing two-way radios and navigational equipment in F101, F4C, B57, and T33 Aircraft. I did warranty repairs on Lowrey, Story & Clark, and Allen Organs in Northern Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming.

I married a Box Elder High School Teacher in November of 1974 and two months later started my own consumer electronics repair business in Brigham City. After almost 20 Years I was recruited by Autoliv Automotive Products to troubleshoot electronic circuit boards to component level. I continued to operate my business part-time while working full-time at the air-bag factory as a maintenance technician for 14 years, the last 6 years as a technical support trainer. Getting laid-off just a few months short of my 64th birthday, I got a job at Lewis Cabinets in Thatcher. The economic downturn ended that job after a few months.

I was recruited by OWATC to help train maintenance technicians in the evenings. It’s part-time, just right for this stage in life. Keeps my mind active and alert, and on the cutting edge of new technology.

I served for 14 years on the Brigham City Lions Club board of directors, including 2 different terms as Club President. Served as Secretary, Box Elder Chapter Sons of Utah Pioneers. 9 Years as Vice President UPEA (Utah Professional Electronics Assn.) and State Representative for NESDA (National Electronic Service Dealers Assn.) Member Brigham City Chamber of Commerce. Member NATESA (National Alliance of Television and Electronic Servicers of America). And Member National Federation of Independent Business.

I served as Cubmaster of Pack 114 from 1982 to 1997 and as Roundtable Cubmaster and Cubmaster Trainer for Bird Haven District. Various other Scouting positions, Den Leader, Den Leader Coach, Committee Chairman, Assistant Scoutmaster.
Church Service includes: Primary Teacher, Sunday School Teacher, Elders Quorum Instructor, Elders Quorum President, Sunday School Chorister, Priesthood Organist (4 different Wards). Stake Priesthood Organist, Ward Executive Secretary (2 bishops). Stake Sunday school Secretary, Stake High Council (Primary Advisor, Stake Baptisms, Ward Advisor, Assistant Physical Facilities Rep, Sunday School Advisor, Blood Drive Coordinator). Stake satellite operator, Audio Video Specialist, Building Security.
Helped my sweetheart raise 4 beautiful children, the oldest has 2 masters degrees and a certificate in IS Technology. The other 3 all have master’s degrees. 2 have MBA’s. One teaches AP History at Box Elder High School where my sweetheart taught FACS (Home-Ec) for 41 Years. Our daughter taught Music at Preston Elementary in Idaho for 6 Years, 3rd Grade at Preston for 2 Years and is teaching 1st grade in Garland this year. Our Youngest is national marketing director for Cerrowire in Hartselle Alabama.

I love to play with my grandchildren and just like yours; mine are the smartest and cutest kids in existence.

Most unusual or favorite place(s) you've ever been or events you've been part of?

My wife retired a couple years ago and was hired by the Utah Department of Education to be a state administrator for the FHA (FCCLA). She received an award as a Master Advisor in Nashville a few years ago. I have helped by volunteering as a judge, etc. at area conferences, State conferences, and at 4 National Leadership Conferences.
It was really interesting to chaperone? 5000 teenagers from all 50 states at venues in
Philadelphia, Nashville, Chicago, and Anaheim. The students are really well-behaved and lots of fun to be around. On top of all the fun and enjoyment, I received an award in 1911 at the State Conference as an honorary member of FCCLA for volunteer work. Life was great at Weber High and it just keeps getting better all the time.

What's still left on your 'Bucket List'?

To get to know all I can about our classmates.
To read as many books as I can find time to do.
To learn all I can about places I never visited from those of you who did.

Favorite/Most influential teachers, advisers, coaches, bus drivers or other staff?

Ralph Dabb, Sterling Mayhew, Norman Barber, Brother Holley, Brother Vaughn. Bus Driver Lou Burhley (Drove that bus from Weber High through the canyon to Huntsville 4 trips each day for at least 25 or 30 years without any accidents. What a guy.
At Valley School in Huntsville Mrs. Kathleen Lupcho would certainly be my all time favorite teacher. (English, Band, Chorus). She also was the organist at the Church of the Good Shepherd. (That beautiful edifice on 24th Street).

Favorite School Cheers, Slogans, Slang?

The School Hymn always touched me (I'm a sentimental slob)

Favorite School 'Activities' (official or otherwise!)?

Brown Jug Games - Couldn't miss any.

Most important knowledge or life lessons learned at Weber (serious, funny or both)?

I learned that EVERY person is special, even if they are quiet, shy and don't stand out. I learned that we had the best group of people on earth. Unfortunately I didn't fully appreciate that fact until this year.

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My sweetheart and I in 1974
What I looked like in 2009
My sweetheart in 2009
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General Priesthood Meeting Oct 2006
Brigham City Melchizedek Priesthood Choir