Originally Published: December 27, 2010 9:51 p.m.
Airman 1st Class Steven Conant Crawford, 19, of Prescott, Ariz., died in Minot, N.D., on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010.
Born on May 29, 1991, in Santa Ana, Calif., to Linda Jones and Jay Crawford, he attended schools in Prescott where he developed many lifelong friendships.
Steve had a remarkable mechanical aptitude from an early age. Later, skateboarding was his passion and he, his brother Scott, and friends spent many hours discovering and "conquering" new skate parks. He married Caitlin Smith, his sweetheart of 3 1/2 years, at a ceremony in Prescott on Dec. 15, 2010.
Steven joined the Air Force in 2008 in the field of munitions and was stationed in Minot, N.D. He earned several commendations and spent 6 months stationed in Guam, returning to Minot in November 2010. He was especially proud of his service to his country and had a deep fondness for his military family.
He is survived by Caitlin Crawford (wife); Linda (mother) and Dewayne Jones; Jay (father) and Michele Crawford; Stan (grandfather) and Jeannie Munson; Scott Crawford (brother), Kylie Jones (sister); Jaime (stepsister) and Tyler Ellsworth; Jason (stepbrother) and Anjanette Temple; Tarah Jones (stepsister); parents-in-law Carl and Christine Smith; Brianah (sister-in-law) and Westly Wright; brother-in-law Elijah Smith; and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
There will be a visitation on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Sunrise Funeral Home in Prescott Valley, Ariz., from 4 to 8 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, a church service will be at 10 a.m. at The Heights Church in Prescott, Ariz. Military Honors will be bestowed immediately after the service at the Prescott National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Prescott chapter of the Disabled American Veterans or the Buck Up for Wounded Warriors program, in Steven's name.
Please visit www.sunrisefuneralhome.com to sign Steven's guestbook.
Sunrise Funeral Home assisted the family.
Information provided by survivors.