Loo Crandall

[19 AUG 1931 - M1 - 20411 - 10 JAN 2004]

Loo Crandall Eulogies

AOG Testimonials



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Bernadette Dugan - Major Scott Smiley - Doug Crandall
(Loo's son) - Dan Dugan [Bay Area FDD - MAR 2013]



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Loo Crandall and Tom Turner
[2000]



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Soper - Robertson - Crandall - Wargowsky -
Hornbarger - Ludwig [1985 Reunion]



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M-1 Firsties - 1st Row: Robertson - Moses - Bill Edwards - McKinney (CO) - Wargowsky - McGrevey - Denman - 2nd Row: Secord - Vitori - Haas - Tom Turner - Bob Brown - 3rd Row: Pruitt - Crandall - McJoynt - Dado - 4th Row: Hornbarger - Ikeda - Ludwig - Paul Martin - Soper



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Bob Henry - Garn - Crandall - McWilliams
[3rd Bn Staff - 1st Regt]



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Loo and Joanne Crandall
[c1954]



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2012 AOG Online Register Entry

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Loomis Leslie Crandall

Loomis Leslie Crandall was born on 19 August 1931 in Webb City, Missouri. He was appointed to West Point from the 7th Congressional District of Missouri and entered on 3 July 1951. he was in Company M1 and a Cadet Lieutenant and Battalion Training Office his first class year. He graduated on 7 June 1955 and was commissioned in the US Army in the Armor.


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How I got my appointment to West Point

This is an appropriate day to write LOO'S "HOW I GOT THERE". Loo would have been 79 years old today--Born Aug.19, 1931.

Loomis Leslie Crandall graduated from Webb City, Missouri High School with about 60 other classmates in 1949. Thereafter, he attended Joplin Junior College. He was dating a girl from a prestigious family, & her Mother suggested that he should apply for West Point. (he laughingly told me, one time, he thought the Mother wanted to get him far away from her daughter) . Through her, he was put in touch with a Missouri Congressman, Dewey Short. Loo was appointed as the 2 or 3rd alternate, but the principal appointee accepted the invitation.

The Korean War had commenced, & Loo, & his friend, Dale Shellhorn, who became the Chief Engineer on Boeing's B-1 program & later the Program Manager for the B-2 bomber, at Boeing, decided to join the Marine Corps. Loo was sent to Camp Pendelton, in Ca. for boot camp. From there, he was assigned to El Toro, where he attended Telephone School and ran on the track team. After 10 months in the Marine Corps, he was summoned to the Commandant's office, where he was told that he had received a principal appointment to West Point. He was totally surprised, & very happy. He often praised the Marine Corps for doing everything possible to get him ready to enter West Point in July 1951. Boot Camp readied him for Plebe Year.

Throughout Loo's career with G.E. & then, with Boeing, he upheld the ideals of West Point which he held dear to his heart. He retired, from Boeing, after 28 years, while he was the Program Manager, for a Boeing contract at China Lake Naval Base in CA.

We were married 48 + years when Loo died, suddenly, while playing golf in Woodinville, WA. We have 5 grown children--3 daughters & 2 sons, & 17 grandchildren. He was blessed to have known all of our grandchildren before God took him HOME.

In honor of Loo,

Joanne Lothrop Crandall
Lou's wife
19 AUG 2010


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Loomis Leslie CRANDALL

Loomis Leslie CRANDALL, of Woodinville, died on Jan.10, 2004 on the Bear Creek Golf Course while enjoying his favorite pastime. He was 72. Mr. Crandall was born August 19th, 1931 in Neosho, Missouri, and at the age of 18 became a United States Marine. He went on to graduate from West Point in 1955 and there married his wife of 48 years, Joanne Marie Lothrop.

In 1969, the couple moved their family to Bellevue where Mr. Crandall began 28 years of work with the Boeing Company. He received his MBA from Seattle University in 1974. Loomis's children said it was easy to understand God's unconditional love because their father gave the same to them with every breath he took on earth. He was a man who prioritized his Christian faith, his marriage, his children, and his grandchildren. He remained faithful to the ideals of West Point: "Duty, Honor and Country." Being a man of great character and discipline, he exemplified and challenged all who knew him to always choose the harder right rather than the easier wrong. Survivors include his wife Joanne and children Louanne, Mariellen, Laura, Robert and Douglas. He has nine granddaughters and eight grandsons. He is also survived by his brother Ralph, and his sisters Doris and Barbara.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., today Wednesday, Jan. 14th at St.Judes Catholic Church in Redmond (10526 166th Avenue N.E.).

Remembrances to be made to the Hope Heart Institute (www.hopeheart.org), Medic One, or the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at West Point.


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