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George H. Crowl

1936-2019

THE GEORGE CROWL KEY CLUB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

George Henry Crowl, Jr. was born June 25, 1936 in upstate New York, son of George, Sr. and Virginia Anderson Crowl. He died July 9, 2019. 

He married his college sweetheart, Dorothy VanEseltine, in Washington, DC in 1957. He was called up to Air Force service in 1958. He served as a Strategic Air Command B-47 navigator-bombardier, then as a target study officer, for five years. He served a year in Vietnam as an AC-47 "Puff the Magic Dragon" navigator. He taught for 3 years in the navigator-bombardier school in Sacramento, CA, then flew the F-111 at Cannon AFB, Clovis, NM. During a tour in Germany, he served as a headquarters staff officer and continued to fly from Lakenheath in the United Kingdom. He returned to Cannon to flying, administration, and maintenance jobs. He retired in 1982 as lieutenant colonel. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (10 times), Air Force Commendation Medal (twice), and other military awards.

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He was a 39-year member of Kiwanis in Clovis and Cy-Fair. He served as president twice, lieutenant governor twice, and as secretary for 15 years. He was awarded a Hixon Award by his Cy-Fair club. He helped support 20 Key Clubs and Builders Clubs serving over 2500 members.

He was a 70-year veteran of the Boy Scouts. He earned Eagle as a boy and functioned as a Scoutmaster at the age of 16. He served in nearly all unit leader positions, including Scoutmaster, Explorer Advisor, and recently as Sea Scout Skipper. He also served in many administrative positions, including Council Commissioner. He enjoyed training Scouters and was a Wood Badge course director three times, as well as a Powder Horn course director. He was awarded the Silver Beaver and the Southern Region Venturing Leadership Award.

George Crowl was known for service and mentoring. His lived the Kiwanis motto: “Changing the world, one community, one child at a time. This scholarship is a tribute to his many years of service to our community. The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Cy-Fair, Houston, Inc. Fpundation voted to name all future scholarships in his honor.