Nellie Crowder

Nellie Luella Crowder “Nellie Blue”, 86, of American Falls, ID, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 in Payette, ID.

Nellie was born in Rombauer, MO, to James and Laura Ethel on Feb. 2, 1928. She graduated from Wapato High School. Nellie met Charles Linfield Crowder while attending Northwest Bible Institute in Seattle, WA. They were married on June 7, 1952 in Wapato, WA. Nellie devoted her life to serving in the ministry alongside her husband and raising their four daughters.

Some of Nellie Blue’s favorite things were reading, babies, flowers, gardening, chocolate, and the color blue.

Nellie is preceded in death by her parents, sisters, one brother, her husband Linfield, and her son-in-law Steve Taylor.

Nellie is survived by her brother Luther Fuller, her children Linelle and Rudy Patrick of Meridian, ID, Alice Taylor of Twin Falls, ID, Leilani and Ivan Mussell of Payette, ID, and Sarah and Ron Brown of Boise, ID, 13 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

A visitation will be at 10 a.m. with the funeral starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at the PowerHouse Christian Fellowship, 2905 Sunbeam Road, American Falls. Interment will follow at the Neeley Cemetery.

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