Lives Lived: Florence Crenshaw |

Lives Lived: Florence Crenshaw

Florence Virginia Crenshaw, a life-long resident of Grass Valley, died Feb. 17 in Grass Valley. She was 85.

According to her wishes, no service will be held. A private interment will take place at Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Nevada City.

She was born on May 9, 1924, in San Francisco to John and Laura DeFilippi. She attended elementary schools in Rough and Ready and graduated from Grass Valley High School in 1942.

She married the love of her life, Phillip Crenshaw, on March 21, 1942, in Minden, Nev.

Mrs. Crenshaw loved square dancing and belonged to the Rough and Ready Square Dancers Club. She also enjoyed round dancing.

She is survived by her husband, Phil Crenshaw, of Grass Valley; sons, Daniel (Laura) Crenshaw of Loomis, and Michael (Peggy) Crenshaw of Temecula; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Alma, Julio and Louie.

Arrangements are by Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User