On February 4, 2021 the world lost an angel. Toni Crowell
passed away peacefully in her home with her beloved
husband of 50 years at her side. Her death was preceded
by her parents Raymond and Helen Maxwell and her
brother, Albert Maxwell. She is survived by her husband
Herb Crowell, daughters; Kate Tretheway, Christine Cage,
Andrea Crowell, her brother Karl Maxwell and many
grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Toni was born in Utica New York where she began her life
on a farm tending milk cows, raising chickens for the 4-H
club and playing basketball with her brothers. She earned
a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and joined the army. Toni
was honorably discharged as a 1st Lieutenant in 1969
and stayed active in the reserves until May of 1972.
Toni married the love of her life in May 1971 and began
the journey of raising a family. As a wife and mother she
dedicated herself to nurturing her family through the
pleasant summers and harsh winters of Tahoe. Toni and
Herb moved to Minden in 2000 where she lived for
her remaining years. Toni was a dedicated nurse and
retired in 2015 with the honor of an outstanding nurses
of achievement award for her many years of service.
Everyone who knew Toni new her open door policy in her
home as well as her family style cooking. All who came
left with a full belly and an even fuller heart. She will be
deeply missed by all.
She left us with this prayer;
O Lord, please smile upon my home and all who dwell
within, or simply visit for awhile. Grant us your protection
and care in tranquility, love and peace and bless and
keep us all.
Mrs. Mayone Crowell