Lucille Bernice Crawforth


Lucille Bernice Crawforth

The Lord took Lucille quietly on May 1, 2015.  Almost three months to the day after her husband, Holly began calling her to him.

“Don’t call me Lucy” was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 2, 1925 to Lawrence “Skinny” and Clara James.  She attended schools in Illinois & Maryland and graduated from McKinley High School in Washington, D.D.  After high school, Lucille completed several secretarial courses and went to work for the U.S. War Department in San Diego, during World War II.  She met a young sailor named Evan “Holly” Crawforth and they were married in Ely, Nevada on November 16, 1945 and spent almost 70 years together.

Lucille was a supportive housewife, nurturing mother, employed at several secretarial jobs, and was involved with several charitable & social organizations while Holly worked on electrical jobs in Provo, Utah and  McGill, Winnemucca, Weed Heights and Reno in Nevada.

At age 50, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree at University of Nevada Reno and began a teaching career until she and Holly retired and began traveling.  She was very supportive of his Navy ship survivors group.  Health issues caught up with her in her 80’s but she continued enjoying her grand and great-grandchildren, reading, scrapbooking, love of animals of all kinds, especially cats and dogs and hanging pictures all over the house.

Lucille was preceded by her parents, brother Ralph, sister Dorothy, numerous in-laws and her husband Holly.  She is survived by son, Terry (Cathy), grandson, Chris (Ronna), granddaughter, Sarah (Scott), great granddaughters, Zoe, Hollie and Macy several in-laws, nieces and nephews and her dog Kelly.

The family wishes to thank staff at Arbors Memory Care; Longevity residential Care (especially Natalia, Xavier and Sammy); Norge Santiago; Dr. Kinie, and the folks at Gentiva Hospice and especially husband, Holly for care of Lucille- your talent, compassion, commitment, friendship are truly amazing and inspiring.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Veterans Cemetery in Fernley where Lucille will be buried for a well deserved eternal rest next to husband, Holly.  No flowers are requested; however a donation in her name to the Nevada Humane Society or the Alzheimer Association of Nevada would be appreciated.

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