Darwin Neal Crowther peacefully passed away Sunday morning, March 13, 2005, of natural causes.
Darwin is s special soul in a special home. He was born to Edward Neal and Lila Mae Johnson Crowther on November 27, 1938 in Malad City, Idaho. He lived for nine months in Logan, Utah, while his father attended school. He spent the rest of his life in Malad.
He attended Kindergarten and first grades at Malad Elementary, then for six years attended special education classes. He then attended a private school taught by his great-aunt Annie Evans.
He attended Sacrament meetings with his family for many years and attended Junior Sunday School and primary, receiving his Certificate of Graduation from Primary. He was ordained a Deacon and earned Second Class Scout.
Darwin was born with neurological problems and has suffered from seizures throughout most of his life, but he has really enjoyed the association with family members, home teachers, and visiting teachers.
Thanksgiving was a favorite of the family. He enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, classical music, especially the Lawrence Welk Show. The family enjoyed his printed signature on their birthday cards they received from him. He appreciated the help given him throughout his life by the Southeastern Idaho Home Health Care and Oneida County Hospital.
He is survived by his mother Lila Mae Crowther, Malad; one sister Mildred (Steve) Anderson, Bluffdale, Utah; and two brothers, Nolan J. (Paula) Crowther, Boise, Idaho, and Jared J. (Ronda) Crowther, Malad. He has many nieces and nephews who love him dearly.
He was preceded in death by his father Neal Crowther and a brother Bradford J. Crowther.
His grandparents are Edward N. and Estella Evans Crowther and Heber K. and Ora Mecham Johnson Winn.
A viewing will be held at the Horsley Funeral Home in Malad, 132 West 300 North, Friday evening, March 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and again Saturday morning, March 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, at 1:00 p.m. in the Malad Third Ward, 400 North 200 West. Burial will follow in the Malad City Cemetery.