Martin J. Crowder, 74, of Toppenish died Monday. Mr. Crowder was born in Del Rio, Texas. He worked as a logger and bartender, and in 1986, he purchased the Shamrock Tavern in Wapato, which he operated until 2000. He and his wife also were foster parents.
Survivors include his wife, Mina Crowder of Toppenish; three daughters, Rosalinda Borneman of Vancouver, Wash., Victoria Crowder of Wapato and Patricia Crowder of Toppenish; two brothers, Jose Crowder of Washougal and Jesse Crowder of Battle Ground; two sisters, Benita Harn of Decatur, Ill., and Susie Reyes of Sunnyside; seven stepchildren, a grandchild, 12 stepgrandchildren and 15 stepgreat-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Colonial Funeral Home of Toppenish. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Toppenish.