Helen Jane Patterson-Crowe was born to Homer Patterson and Octavia DeLap in Richmont, CA. She graduated from Richmond High School in 1954 and the University of the Pacific in 1958. She taught at Alhambra High School for 1961 to 1971, and worked for the Mount Diablo Unified School District from 1975 to 1996. She enjoyed traveling, genealogy, teaching, and being a Camp Fire Girl counselor. She was a member of the Martinez Council of Camp Fire Girls and the Contra Costa Genealogical Society. She is survived by her husband Donald Earl Crowe, her son Gary R. Crowe, his wife, Susan I. Crowe, her son Jason Crowe and 4 grandchildren their spouses and 2 great grandchildren. Services will be held on August 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Oakmont Memorial Park and Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in her honor to the Humane Society.