Lila Mae Crouch

07/06/1929 — 09/18/2013

From Northglenn, CO, Adams | Born in Nederland, CO

Lila Mae Crouch

Lila Mae Crouch passed away on September 18 in Northglenn, Colorado at the age of 84. Lila Mae was born on July 6, 1929 to Albert and Murle Sarten in Nederland, Colorado. She attended numerous schools and graduated from Leadville High School in 1946.

Lila Mae married Gerald Crouch on September 17, 1950. The following year the couple moved to Richland, Washington and made their home in Richland until Gerald passed away May 5, 2004. Their son Larry was born February 4, 1953 and daughter Christy followed on August 9, 1955. After Gerald's death, Lila Mae moved to Denver, Colorado.

Lila Mae was a lifelong homemaker, expert seamstress and made beautiful quilts that many enjoyed. She was active in Girl Scouts, PTA and a member of West Side United Protestant Church. After Gerald's retirement from Hanford, they enjoyed numerous trips to Colorado and Idaho, and camping trips in Washington State.

Lila Mae is survived by her son Larry Crouch and daughter in law Diana of St. Peter, Kansas, daughter Christy Williams of Moscow, Idaho. She is also survived by sister Florence Pascal of Denver, Colorado, brother Donald Sarten, and sister in law Lee Prewett of Richland Surviving grandchildren are Greg Odegard Brita, Jennifer Langley Brett, Carly Wise Grant, Ryan Williams and Kati Williams. Surviving great grandchildren are Leif Odegard, Lars Odegard, Jake Langley and Lauren Langley. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Lila Mae was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gerald, sister Elayne, brother Richard and son in law Scott Williams.

Lila Mae will be interred next to Gerald at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland, Washington. A private family burial will take place and any memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

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  • Larry and Family

    I am sorry to hear of your Moms passing. I have very fond memories of Gerry and Lila. I was Gerrys barber for many years and use to go to the house when he was unable to get out. Lila always had special cookies and goodies on hand. Christmas time was alway special. I miss these two special people very much.

    Wayne Sandifer
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, United, States
  • Larry and Christy,

    Between semesters of my last year in college I took my lunch breaks from Richland Bell with your mom. She made tuna fish or PB&J sandwiches and ice tea every day and I always remember how cheerful she was, no matter what was going on. Of course the main subject of conversation was her kids, go figure. Boy she has always been so proud of you two. When our family visited her in Denver she beamed about her new house and life and made our kids feel special just to meet her. In the almost 40 years since then, I think of those lunches occasionally and can’t help grinning about how warm and attentive Lila was to whether I was having a good day, whether I missed my girl friend Kim, whether I had enough to eat…well, you would know what I mean. We want our folks to be around forever but we don’t usually get our way. She has Gerry back now and that’s good.

    Jim Forsman
    November 4, 2014
    Vashon, WA, USA
  • Larry and Family

    I am sorry to hear of your Moms passing. I have very fond memories of Gerry and Lila. I was Gerrys barber for many years and use to go to the house when he was unable to get out. Lila always had special cookies and goodies on hand. Christmas time was alway special. I miss these two special people very much.

    Wayne Sandifer
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, United, States
  • Larry and Christy,

    Between semesters of my last year in college I took my lunch breaks from Richland Bell with your mom. She made tuna fish or PB&J sandwiches and ice tea every day and I always remember how cheerful she was, no matter what was going on. Of course the main subject of conversation was her kids, go figure. Boy she has always been so proud of you two. When our family visited her in Denver she beamed about her new house and life and made our kids feel special just to meet her. In the almost 40 years since then, I think of those lunches occasionally and can’t help grinning about how warm and attentive Lila was to whether I was having a good day, whether I missed my girl friend Kim, whether I had enough to eat…well, you would know what I mean. We want our folks to be around forever but we don’t usually get our way. She has Gerry back now and that’s good.

    Jim Forsman
    November 4, 2014
    Vashon, WA, USA
  • To the Crouch Family,

    You will not know who I am but I wanted you to know that your Mom was a very special person to a lot of people. I am one of them. In 1990 I moved across the street from Gerry and Lila Mae in Richland when I was 24 years old, and I never expected to have 2 of the most wonderful people come into my life. Lila Mae took me under her wing and watched out for me like a mother does. Just knowing they were so close made my life easier. I have never forgotten them, and never will. My condolences.

    Sherry Fischer-Lewis
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA
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