DeeDe Crigler was born and raised right here in Barstow, California. DeeDe’s focus and philosophy is "A Better Barstow Starts with ME!”
As such, DeeDe is committed to community service. She is the Executive Director for the Mojave Valley United Way, children’s ministry teacher at Calvary Chapel of Barstow; Healthy Woman Advisory Council Board Member, Barstow Unified School District Business/Community Coalition member, SAFE Coalition Member, Chair of the San Bernardino/Riverside Counties United Way’s group, CERT member & trainer, Barstow Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board Member, BHS Football Booster Treasurer, So-Cal Elite Football and Cheer Director, and the Miss Barstow Pageant Event Coordinator. DeeDe’s professional life is centered in Barstow. Her professional past affiliations include being elected as the Membership Chair for the California Association of Medical Staff Services; an Education Committee member for the State of California’s CAMSS Desert Chapter during her 13 years at Barstow Community Hospital.
In addition to all this volunteer and career work in the community, she is a wife and mother of three children and has been blessed with four granddaughters (including twins).