Lives Lived: Richard Crouch |

Lives Lived: Richard Crouch

Richard “Tom” Thomas Crouch died Friday, March 2 in Grass Valley. He was 68.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 6, the First Baptist Church, 1866 Ridge Rd., Grass Valley.

Mr. Crouch was born in Indianapolis on April 1, 1941, to Melvin and Dorothy Crouch.

He was a high school graduate. He served in the U.S. Navy from Aug. 31, 1960, to March 23, 1972, and was an engineman 1st class.

He married his wife, Joanne on Sept. 23, 1962 in Las Vegas.

He was self-employed as a truck driver.

His hobbies were yard sales and the Annual Quartzsite, Ariz., “snowbird.”

Survivors include his wife, Joanne; son, Daniel Crouch; daughter, Patricia Crouch, all of Grass Valley; grandchildren D.J., Holli Jo and Arynn Crouch and Zach and Brittany Alley; sister, Lucy Robledo of Oakdale; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his son, Richard Patrick Crouch, who died in the U.S. Navy at the age of 19 in 1983; brother, Melvin Marquedtson Jr., sister, Charlotte Williams, and his mother and father.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Dan Crouch at 15110 Black Gold Road, Rough and Ready, CA 95975.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley.

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