Loma Linda Green Crowson, 85, of Madill passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. She was born on April 16, 1928, in Hailey, Idaho, to the late Josephine Silva Green and George Green. Loma was raised in Hailey where she attended school. She married Noel R. Crowson on Sept. 16, 1944, in Eagle Pass, Texas. He preceded her in death on March 23, 1990. They were married 46 years and moved many times during her husband's 29-year career in the United States Air Force. Loma made a home in Rantoul, Ill.; Denver, Colo.; Sumter, S.C.; Victoria, Texas; Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and Itazuke, Japan.
After retiring from the military in 1968, they moved back to Madill where they built their first permanent home. Over the years, Loma taught Sunday school and was active in Vacation Bible School. She was a den mother in Texas, South Carolina, Florida and Oklahoma. Loma was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star, a charter member of the Oakview Baptist Church and Trinity Baptist Church. She worked tirelessly to prevent the Biomedical Technology from setting up business in Madill at a time when this was not a popular stance. Loma was a member of the Madill Daughters and was a president for two terms beginning in 1978. She worked the election board for 20 years and enjoyed the people she came in contact with.
Loma loved her children and grandchildren. She had a passion for entertaining and decorating. Christmas and Halloween were two of her favorite holidays. She was an excellent cook and also enjoyed flowers and yard work.
She is survived by her children, Noel A. Crowson, Auxvasse, Mo., Robin L. Parrish, Madill, Nolona A. Chaney, Marietta, and Clifton M. Crowson, Broken Arrow, Okla.; granchildren, Zachary T. Parrish, Puyallup, Wash., Erin Elizabeth Culp, Madill, Nanette Bishop, Allen, Texas, Doug Crowson, Madill, Michael Crowson, Georgia, Duncan Crowson, Ryan Chaney, Mitchell, Neb., Colt Chaney, Stillwater, Karen Crowson, Simpson, Okla., and Chris Crowson, Auxvasse, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Marley and Tyler Culp, Greisyn and Kreed Chaney, Christian Chaney, Jody and Braeden Bishop, Erika, Cheyenne and Colt Crowson, and Stormy, Sam and Harrison Parrish; and sister, Rita Hurst, Bellevae, Idaho.
Loma was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one grandson, Lindon "Lin" Myrl Parrish III.
Memorial service were 10 a.m. Friday in the Watts Memorial Chapel. Lyndol Adams officiated the services. Services were under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill.
Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.