Patricia “Pat” Dee Crow, 76 of Arnold, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 25, 2012, at her home in Arnold.
Pat was born Aug. 30, 1935, at the Arnold Hospital to Edgar and Cleo (Spratt) Deterding. She graduated from the Arnold High School in 1953.
She married Darrell L. Crow at Arnold May 10, 1953. Four children were born to this union; Penny, Joy, Allen and Cindy.
The first years of their marriage they lived in North Platte where she was employed at a jewelry store, before they moved back to Arnold in 1954. They farmed south of town, and in 1955 they moved to what is now the home place.
Pat was a very active member of the Arnold Methodist Church and its UMW, Women in Agriculture, Red Hats and many other clubs. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Pat loved going places, playing cards and having coffee and ice cream with friends, watching her cardinals and enjoying farm life, cattle and crops.
Pat was known for her gift of card giving, her talent of cooking and opinions on subjects that made her happy or she strongly disagreed with. Her smile and laughter will be greatly missed in the community but fondly remembered by all.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell; her parents; brother, Edgar Deterding; two sisters-in-law and husbands, Eloise and Glenn Walker, and Burdette and Stanley Deterding; three brothers-in-law, Bill Hickenbottom, Bob Crow and John Leonard.
Pat is survived by her four children, Penny (Bob) Allen of Arnold, Joy Crow of Tryon, Allen (Angie) Crow of Arnold, and Cindy (Craig) Byar of Castle Rock, Colo.; 13 grandchildren, Mindy (Clark) McConnell of Castle Rock, Colo., Justin (Jailyn) Strasburg of Arnold, Candi Jo (Tyler) Lewis of Kearney, Edward (Maura) Allen of St. Paul, Colby Crow of Tryon, Robin (Eddie) Leaders of Milwaukee, Wisc., Danielle CRow of Omaha, Jessica and Joshua Jacobson of Arnold, Brooke Byar of Castle Rock, Colo., Allison Byar of Houston, Texas, Tristen and Reed McConnell of Castle Rock, Colo., Piper and Parker Strasburg of Arnold, Breckyn Lewis of Kearney, Megan, Michael and Alex Allen of St. Paul, Jaiden Byar of Castle Rock, Colo.; a sister, Cammy (John) Amen of Arnold; sisters-in-law, Joyce Deterding of Anselmo, Helen (Gerald) Doris of Kearney, Mona Crow of Arnold, Kate (Duane) Henry of Callaway, Sharon Leonard of North Platte and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be Friday, March 30, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Arnold with Pastor Dale Coates officiating. Burial will be in the Arnold Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Arnold Funeral Home. Memorials are to the Pat Crow Memorial Fund c/o of the family at 41133 Rd. 798, Arnold, 69120.
Arnold Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Custer County Chief, March 29, 2012