Craig L. Slawson, 60, who had lived in Idyllwild since he was 7, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005 in his sleep.

He kept this poem framed on his wall and those who knew him would agree that he lived by these words by William Penn:

“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”

Mr. Slawson is survived by his mother, Barbara McCay of Idyllwild; two sisters, Carol Owen of Suffolk, Va. and Penny Godlis of Los Gatos; one brother, R. Michael McCay of Hemet; and three nephews, two nieces, and 10 great-nephews and nieces.

A memorial service was held May 15 in Fern Valley.