Obituary of Wilma Croly |

Obituary of Wilma Croly

Wilma Croly

Wilma Croly passed away peacefully on April 6, 2015. She was 92.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, at the Grass Valley Methodist Church, 216 S. Church Street.

Wilma was born on Feb. 12, 1923, in Linden, Ohio. They moved to Corona, California when she was just an infant and grew up as the only child of Dorothy and Harold Lisle. During WWII, she met and fell in love with Jack Croly. They were married in 1943 in Riverside, California. They moved several times during the war and then settled back in California and began their family with the birth of their eldest child, Linda. They raised their children in Los Gatos before retiring to Grass Valley.

Wilma had a lovely voice and sang in several school and church choirs, including the Grass Valley Methodist Church. Her love of singing was ever present even in her final years as she hummed or sang softly. She was an active member of the Grass Valley Methodist Church where her generosity and positive nature built lifelong friendships in the community that she loved. Her lasting legacy will be her eternal love of her family. She was a devoted daughter, wife and mother whose innate kindness touched the lives of those around her.

She is survived by daughter Linda Nofsinger, son Chris Croly, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, her son Roger Lisle Croly, and by her parents Dorothy and Harold Lisle.

Memorial contributions can be made to the City of Hope Hospital, 1500 W Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010.

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