|Published in the News-Journal 23 Dec 2003|
Lucille M. Croft was the sister of my Dad’s first wife, Elaine Croft. They were the children of Alexander Croft and Rachel Sinclair. Lucille was born 8 Jul 1921 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.
When I was growing up my Dad loved to tell stories. A lot of his stories included his best friend, Robert “Bob” Beach. As it turns out Bob Beach and his family lived right next door to my Dad and grandparents on Whitney Ave. in Detroit, Michigan. My Dad and Bob Beach went to the same high school, Northwestern, in Detroit.
And, guess who else went to Northwestern High School. Yup, Elaine and Lucille Croft.
One more thing about these four. My Dad married Elaine Croft in 1936, just after she graduated from high school. And, his best friend Bob Beach married Lucille Croft on 10 Jul 1942 in Detroit, Michigan. So these two sisters married best friends.
Here is the photo from my Dad & Elaine’s wedding day in 1936. And, there’s Bob Beach and Lucille Croft with them. Best man and maid of honor? I don’t know for sure, but it seems highly likely given the matching corsages & boutonnieres.
Lucille and Bob had one daughter, Cheryl. I know my nieces all remember their grandaunt, Lucille and her husband Bob, very well. And, they used to play with their cousin, Cheryl.
We moved away from Detroit when I was 7 years old. Sadly, I don’t remember meeting Bob or Lucille. I don’t know much more about her life, than what I’ve shared here. From what my niece remembers, Lucille had two grandsons, born to her daughter Cheryl.
I did create a FindAGrave memorial for Lucille, which you can visit here #15867948.
Here is the transcription of the obituary:
Mt. Gilead - Lucille M. Croft Beach, 82, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003 in Morrow County Hospital.
Funeral services will be held in Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Gilead, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at 2 p.m. Friends may call one hour prior to the services. Burial will be at Oakview Cemetery in Royal Oak, Mich.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
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