Marjorie Crouch

Marjorie Nace Crouch, 96, of Mansfield, formerly of Uvalde, died on Aug. 5, 2014, in Mansfield. She was born on the family farm near Alta Vista, Kansas, on Feb. 1, 1918. According to the family, Crouch grew up on the family farm, experiencing the difficulties associated with the Great Depression. She graduated high school in 1935 and spent the next year taking care of her mother and other family members. Then, upon taking a training course and passing required exams, she taught school for two years. After attending Kansas State University, Crouch again taught school for four years, teaching in a one-room schoolhouse (all grades) known as Weston. This school had been attended by her parents, herself and all five of her siblings and some of their children. In August 1948, she married Melvin Crouch of San Antonio. For many years she was a very busy homemaker with six children. In 1973 they moved to Uvalde. The family said Crouch loved to read and write and for several years she wrote a column for the Uvalde Leader-News entitled “Between the Margins.” She also wrote a book entitled “Our Quiverful” about life experiences of each of the family members. In her 90s she wrote an autobiography “My Story.” According to the family, Crouch was a devout Christian, a lifetime faithful member of the church of Christ. She was a great student of the Bible, having read it completely an untold number of times. She was preceded in death by her husband; and one daughter, Sarah McFarlin. She is survived by two sons, Tom Crouch and wife, Beverly, of Mansfield and Kent Crouch and wife, Pam, of Bentonville, Arizona; three daughters, Linda Cutter and husband, Jerry, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Martha Morris and husband, Chuck, of Deer Park and Susan Cawley and husband, Jonathan, of Louisville, Colorado; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Funeral services were held Friday at 3 p.m. at the Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Interment followed at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. LAUREL LAND FUNERAL HOME OF FORT WORTH
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