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Donovan Crandell

07/18/1939 - 12/02/2019
Service Date: 12/14/2019
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6655 E. Preston St., Mesa, Arizona

Donovan Crandell was born July 18, 1939 in Snowflake, AZ to Donald Glen Crandell and Ruth May Webb. He passed away peacefully in his home on Monday December 2, 2019. He married his sweetheart Sondra Atwood in the Mesa, AZ LDS temple May 2, 1958.

Donovan was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he served faithfully in numerous callings. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them whenever he could. During his younger years he played baseball and basketball and was part of several championship teams. He also played church softball and basketball and traveled to many tournaments with those teams. Donovan and his father, Glen, were a dynamic horseshoe pitching team and they won many competitions together. He loved sports and instilled that love within his children. Donovan had a beautiful bass voice and loved singing, especially with his sweet wife. He has left a legacy of love for music with his loved ones, many of whom are excellent musicians. Anyone who knew him loved his quick wit, spunky personality, sarcastic humor, and genuine love for the welfare of others. We believe that his greatest work here on earth was his life filled with service and giving of himself. If asked what his most priceless possession in this life, he would say his family. Donovan is dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Donovan was preceded in death by his beloved wife Sondra, daughter Vicki Fletcher, and his parents, Glen and Ruth Crandell. He is survived by his children Becky (Cache), Amy (Doug), Don, and Todd (Tiffani); 22 grandchildren, and 29 great grandchildren.


  • Donovan was a wonderful neighbor and friend. We miss him but, know he is happy joining his wife. Thanks for the pleasure of knowing you.

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