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It is with great sadness that we announce that our beloved 
brother, uncle, and great uncle William “Bill” 
Crowhurst passed on May 17th in Mission Viejo, California. 
He passed peacefully in his sleep from natural 

Bill’s parents, Janis and Frank Crowhurst were thrilled 
when Bill was born on June 9th, 1950. When he was 
young, he enjoyed living in Hancock Park, Menlo Park, 
La Jolla, and Scottsdale, where he would ride horses every 
afternoon at the Judson School.

 Bill was very proud of his family heritage. His maternal 
grandfather, William Hendrie, settled in California in 
1906, and started one of the first automobile tire manufacturers 
in the country. Bill’s paternal grandfather, 
Frank Scott Crowhurst, was an architect and general 
contractor who built Disney’s first studio and Walt Disney’s 
and Roy Disney’s home. 

In 1958, the family settled in a new home in Hastings Ranch, Pasadena. Bill attended Pasadena High 
School and then graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Southern 
California. He was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. 

In Bill’s early career, he became a top computer salesman for the medical industry. Later, Bill worked 
as a contract administrator for nine years at Jet Propulsion Laboratories in Pasadena. For many 
years, Bill enjoyed working as a field inspector for the Automobile Club of Southern California, 
where he evaluated hotels and restaurants. Bill found his true passion and calling, though, as an actor. 
He appeared in several plays at the Pasadena Playhouse and the Sierra Madre Playhouse, acted 
in many television shows and feature films, and was a longtime member of the Screen Actors Guild. 
Bill worked regularly with a group of background actors with whom he became very close friends, 
they were like family to one another. He loved to make people laugh, and could often be seen performing 
his impersonations for his friends and family. He even performed a comedy routine on the 
Gong Show and was selected to return to the show as a finalist. 

Bill loved God, his family, and his friends with all his heart and strength. He nurtured close friendships 
and had a wide circle of dear friends. Bill’s friends were his greatest treasure in life. Bill had a 
wonderful sense of humor and was an amazing storyteller, which always made him the life of the 
party. He was kind, loving, charming, intelligent, and had a great zest for life. 

Bill was an active member of the First Church of Christ Scientist in Pasadena and worked at the 
Reading Room for many years, where he treasured his time reading and praying with visitors. 

Bill enjoyed his beloved friends at Beantown Coffee Shop in Sierra Madre, where he would daily 
enjoy good conversations before taking his morning walks along the quaint tree-lined streets. 

Bill was an active and committed member of Alcoholics Anonymous and celebrated over 38 years 
of sobriety. He was a devoted sponsor for many people on their journey to sobriety. Bill was a great 
friend to many in AA. 

Bill’s hobbies included tennis, paddle tennis, hiking, chess, swimming, and traveling. He even ran 
in the Long Beach Marathon. 

He is survived by his two sisters ; Sue Rosenast (Tom), Nancy Stone(Chip), his nieces and nephews; 
Jennifer Pryor (Josh), Brian Sweeney; Rob Rosenast; Sarah Wedel(Collin); Rob Stone (Kelly), and 
his great-nieces and great-nephews; Trey, Finn, Emma, Jude, Leah, Lev, and Pax. 

Bill will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held for his family 
and friends in July. If you would like more information, please contact Nancy at 


 The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures have 
been forecast for the following areas:

• West San Fernando Valley – Monday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 16 
• East San Fernando Valley – Monday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 16 
• East San Gabriel Valley – Monday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 16 
• Santa Clarita Valley – Monday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 16 
• Antelope Valley – Monday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 16 
• San Gabriel Valley – Monday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 16 
Public Health reminds everyone to take precautions to avoid heat-related illness, especially 
older adults, young children, outdoor workers, athletes, and people with a chronic medical 
condition who are especially sensitive to negative health impacts from extreme heat. Public 
Health offers the following recommendations during high temperature days:

• Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated throughout the day. 
• If you must go out, plan your day to avoid going out during the hottest hours, and 
wear sunscreen. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothes, and wear a hat or use an umbrella.
• Cars get very hot. Never leave children or pets in cars and call 911 if you see a child 
or pet in a car alone.
• Beware of heat-related illness, like heat stroke and call 911 if you see these symptoms: 
high body temperature, vomiting, and pale and clammy skin.
• Check on those at risk, like those who are sick, older adults, pregnant women, and 
children, and those who live alone. 
• If you are wearing a mask, avoid strenuous workouts wearing face coverings or 
masks not intended for athletic purposes..
• Visit your power company’s website or contact them by phone to determine if you 
are scheduled for a rolling power outage. 

May 23, 2021 to June 5, 2021 -During this period the Sierra 
Madre Police Department responded to 365 calls for service. 

On 5-23-21 at 12:49AM, an officer made contact with a subject inside 
a parked vehicle at Baldwin Ave. and Sierra Madre Blvd. During the 
contact it was discovered the subject was on parole for burglary and in 
possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Case to DA’s office 

On 6-1-21 at 2:17AM, a pedestrian was stopped in the 200 block of E. Orange Grove 
Ave. During the field interview, the subject acknowledged that he was in possession 
of Methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Subject was cited in the field. Case to DA’s office 

On 6-2-21 at 12:16AM 
Driver was stopped for a vehicle code violation at Sierra Madre Blvd. and Lima Street. After further 
investigation, the driver was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of 
controlled substance. The driver was cited and released. 

Missing Person 
On 6-3-21-at 9:03PM in the area of W. Highland Ave. and N. Lima Street a driver that was stopped 
for a traffic violation was found to be reported as a missing person out of Altadena. The person that 
filed the missing person report was contacted and the driver was returned home. 

On 6-4-21 at 11:34AM, a vehicle was stopped for a vehicle code violation at W. Grandview Ave. and 
Sunnyside Ave. The driver was on probation and had two outstanding misdemeanor warrants. A 
vehicle search was conducted. The driver was arrested and taken to the Pasadena Jail and booked 
for a possession violation and the outstanding warrants. Case to DA’s office 

An online report filed on 6-4-21 at 2:16PM, stated that between noon and 3:00PM on 5-28-21, an 
unknown suspect(s) stole a package from the victims front door of her apartment in the 00 block of 
Esperanza Ave. Suspect(s) left in unknown direction. Case to Detectives 





by Deanne Davis 

“Respect your parents. They passed school 
without Google.”
“I survived home schooling!”
“All of the kids who were taught commoncore math are about to learn “carry the one”
from their new home school teacher…also 
known as Mom.” 
“You are braver than you believe, stronger 
than you seem, and smarter than youthink.” 

A year of missing. That’s what this last 
school year has been. It’s been downright 
miserable in many ways for kids, parents,

teachers and our fingers are crossed that 

when school starts again in the Fall, that it 
will be the wonderful thing it used to be. 

But in the midst of online classes that 
sometimes worked and sometimes didn’t, 
teachers who are absolutely incredible in the 
classroom but who were never trained to be 
computer techs and stand-up comedians and 
parents who are at a complete loss as to how 
to force a kid who just doesn’t want to do this 
to sit down again in front of a computer…
there have been some bright spots. 

Our Arizona granddaughters, Jessie and 
Emily, emerged somehow from 5th and 7th 
grade. They are now on summer hiatus, 
which looks a whole lot like all of 2020 and 
most of 2021. Much to everyone’s relief they 
were able to go back to actual school for the 
last few weeks. Yes, there was dancing in 
the streets. 

One particular bright spot is that Emily’s 
teacher, Mr. Reynolds, was able to organize 
a book of stories written by the 5th graders.
The picture is the cover of “Personal Stories” 
and was composed by Natalie O’Callaghan. 

“Personal Stories” is filled with charming

artwork and the book is dedicated to: Our 
friends and family. 

Each story is a delight to read. I learned

about Reagan’s pet cat, Muffin. She says,
“Before I got Muffin, I was just a kid with 
dreams. I know Muffin is just a cat, but she 

is more to me. I talk to her about everything, 
even if she was never listening. Animals 
need you and you need them. Just like how 
she comforts me, and I would give the world

to her.” Accompanied by a picture of Muffin 

embracing their home and a bright yellow 
sun in the sky. 

Our own Emily’s story is about swimming 

with her cousin, Nicole, and Nicole’s fiancé, 

Chris. These are the newlyweds I wrote 
about last week. Emily says, “I nearly fell 
out of my bed in excitement. My cousin is 
a sea lion trainer and every time she comesover she shows pictures of the sea lions. I 

jumped into the deep end to show off my

amazing skills. We played fun games like 
Marco Polo and tag. We got bored so we got 
out and ate some watermelon and candy.” 

Luke talked about his favorite board games. 
“I like board games. Anything that doesn’t 
require skill I’m a huge fan of, especiallysince I’m bad at everything, like the gameChutes & Ladders.” Luke’s picture is of 
“Sorry, The Game of Sweet Revenge!” 

Maia wrote about her brother, Jason, in 
“Lost in IKEA,” “Even though we hadbeen searching for him for only an hour; 
it felt like it had been forever. We then got 

notified he had been spotted. He was afraid 
of the employees and ran off. I had been 

shaking and crying on how it was my fault.
Finally, we caught him, purchased our items 
and left. That day was a very frightening

experience.” Her picture shows her standing 

in front of all the cabinets she opened trying

to find her brother. 

One story, writer remaining anonymous,
related how her sister almost burned the 
house down, making Ramen noodles after 

she had been told not to touch the stove. 
There was smoke, scolding and, mercifully, 
no real damage. 

Izabella spoke of her family’s Christmas 
tradition of making Pupusas every year. “It 
takes two hours to make everything just rightto make the Pupusas. Also, this recipe is an 
El Salvador dish. We wait for my Tia and 
my cousins to come and wait for my sister 
and her family to come over as well and 
then we eat the Pupusas. I love making thePupusas, it’s so fun. We play board games 
and wait till midnight to open our presents.” 

Her picture is a beautiful green Christmas 

tree with a glowing star on top and manypresents underneath. 

Annabelle gave us her views on World 
Evolution. Gavin explained his dog problem 
where a German Shepherd bit him and he hadto have stitches and ride in an ambulance and 
it hurt! Dylan likes video games and givesmany details on Fortnite. Jude described 
a “typical vacation in Florida” where he 
got thrown in the water and scratched by“barnicals (Jude’s spelling). “My uncle 

picked me up and carried me to his truck. He 
knew a lot because he was in the military. He 

cleaned the wound and wrapped a bandage 
around it. I have the scar to this day.” Jude’s 
picture is a huge Florida sun and the ocean. 

Addison wants no more masks. Ryan is 
another Fortnite player. Jacob talked about 
his dog, Gypsy who was sad and lonely till 
they got her a new brother and sister. “I am 
happy we got Gypsy. I love her so much!” 

Rachel went on a Disney cruise, “One of my 
most fond memories was dinner every night.
The setting changed every night but myfavorite one was a beautiful ballroom with a 
golden chandelier and green vines going all 
through the walls. The meals were magical! 
And then, sadly, it came the time to pack up 
and go back home.” These are only a few of 
the stories. They are all wonderful to read. 
5th graders, if you don’t remember, are in the 
9-11 age group. 

“Personal Stories” is a huge bright spotcoming out of this last strange year. Thank 
you, Mr. Reynolds, for persevering, for 
getting these stories written and illustrated 
in the midst of this hard time. And thank 
you 5th graders for sharing yourselves with 
us, your family, friends and readers of 
Walking Sierra Madre. You have blessed 
and encouraged us. Next year is going to be 

My book page: Deanne 

Where you’ll find “Sunrises and 
Sunflowers Speak Hope”
And “ATablespoon of Love, ATablespoon of Laughter”
Take a look at both of these books, 
stuffed with hope and theoccasional good recipe. 

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