Ellsworth Elmer Crowley

Ellsworth Elmer Crowley
Ellsworth Elmer Crowley

Ellsworth Elmer Crowley, 74, of Amarillo, TX died November 20, 2020.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 25, 2020, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Military rites will be provided by Volleys for Veterans. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

Ellsworth was born in Great Bend, KS on September 25, 1946, to Elmer W. and Pauline F. Crowley. He graduated from Lane County Community High School in Dighton, KS in 1964. He served in the U.S. Army from June 1966 to October 1968. Ellsworth graduated from Washburn University in May of 1971. While in college, he worked for the Kansas State Historical Society. After college, he worked for the State Board of Engineering Examiners. He was the Executive Director.

Ellsworth moved to Amarillo, TX and worked for Arthur Fulmer Company. He later worked for the Railroad until 1982. That is also the year that he met Brenda G. Soapes Bates, the love of his life. They married on December 12, 1983. He then went to work for Mason and Hanger on August 13, 1984. He received his CPP in 1990. Ellsworth was employed by Pantex until his retirement in October of 2008.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Crowley; son, Bobby Bates and wife Machelle; daughter, Madeline Thompson and husband John; son, Rickey Bates and wife Janelle; grandchildren, Alyssa Burrus, Ashley Bates, Raeley Bates, Ransley Bates, and Zabian Bates; great-grandchildren, Dixie, Raiden, and Walter Burrus; siblings, Doris Lee Irossi, Leon Crowley, and Gary Crowley and wife Margaret; sisters-in-law, Alice Peddy, and Myra Soapes; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Pleasent Valley United Methodist Church, 316 Valley Ave., Amarillo, TX 79108 or Evelyn Rivers, 314 S. Jefferson St., Amarillo, TX 79101.

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14 Replies to “Ellsworth Elmer Crowley”

  1. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We always enjoyed our visits at family reunions as there was never a topic Ellsworth could not discuss from his vast knowledge of all things. Great Bend, Ks. Karen, Joel and Peni, Nicole and Ethan

  2. What a privilege to have known Ellsworth Crowley … our equity in Heaven is greater today and we anticipate greeting him again on “the streets of gold” in Gloryland.
    Forever more- always in our hearts.
    Our love to Brenda … Don and Elayne

  3. We will miss you Ellsworth. I know you are rejoicing now, walking those streets of gold. It won’t be long before we all get together. Brenda, we love you and wish we could be with you. I’m thankful for the Holy Ghost, our Comforter.

  4. I truly enjoyed E – he was always interesting to talk to, he seemed to either teach me something he knew or shed new light on a topic! He loved his family! I think being a Grand Dad was one of his greatest Joy’s! He will be greatly missed!

  5. Ells was one of a kind & we loved him dearly. Kimberly loved arguing with him I loved talking to him he was so smart. He knew a lot about Everything. Ells we’ll see you soon. You take good care of KIMBERLY. We’ll take care of Brenda. Love you friend.

  6. My sincere condolences to Brenda and family for your loss. Ellsworth was respected by his employees and successful in getting the job done under difficult circumstances. I appreciated his hard work.

  7. My deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to Brenda and all the kids, grandkids and greats! You were definitely one of a kind! And I would know, I worked directly with and for you for over 23 years. You will be missed by all.
    Luan.

  8. We were Blessed to have known such a fine, kind man! You will be missed dear Ellsworth!
    Love and Peace to Brenda and family🙏🙏❤️

  9. Ellsworth was a special brother in Christ. He and Brenda were a super team. Will miss his presence but celebrate his homegoing.

  10. Ellsworth was as authentic a Christian man as I’ve known. He was always outspoken and unpretentious. His gruff exterior was never strong enough to hide the love of Jesus in his heart. I am glad to have known him and will miss his friendship.

  11. Never ready to say goodbye!
    You will forever be missed.
    Loved our winters in Harlingen!
    You were loved by many there also. You were always ready to help with projects and problems and you were definitely a dog magnet. Hope our dogs were there waiting when you made it to your mansion there! Which is right beside our!
    Love you forever and see you soon!
    Butch & Elaine

  12. Going, Going, Gone. home Run!! I know E loved those. Eternal Home Run❤️ Legacy: A really great guy. We will see you soon.
    Jess and Iris Wood

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