Crawley, Lisa Marie
Lisa Marie Crawley, 61, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Newbury, Ohio, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Memorial Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at All Saints Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Marion.
Survivors include her husband, George; two children, Aaron (Kristen) Crawley and Meghan Crawley; a brother, William J. Botos; and a sister-in-law, Gerri Botos.
Lisa was born to the late William and Margaret (Dorony) Botos on Feb. 9, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio. Lisa graduated from Newbury High School in 1970 and received her nursing degree from Marymount School of Nursing in 1971. She married George Crawley in 1973 in Newbury, Ohio.
Lisa worked as a nurse in Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, Florida and Iowa. She took time away from the profession to be a devoted stay at home mother to her two children. Lisa, together with her husband, George, were very actively involved with the marching band at Washington High School as band reps. She returned to nursing in 2000 at Iowa Health Physicians Pediatrics for Dr. Gary Gray. Lisa was a passionate and driven nurse providing the utmost care and compassion to every patient she cared for. Lisa was especially known for her sense of humor and wit around the office.
Lisa’s hobbies included sewing, cooking, quilting, playing bridge and volunteering at Old Threshers & Midwest Electric Railway in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. She also loved to travel and witness wildlife and was fortunate enough to make two trips to Costa Rica in the past five years.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in Lisa’s memory to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Donations may sent by mail to 14 Penn Plaza, Suite 1710, New York, NY 10122 or online at www.ocrf.org.
Published in The Gazette Nov. 12, 2013.