Crowe, Lorraine Geraldine Bitz Lorraine Geraldine Bitz Crowe, age 90, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013. She was born October 5, 1922 in Brady MT. Lorraine graduated from Brady High School in 1939 as Valedictorian. She received a Civil Service appointment to the Veterans Administration in Washington, DC. In 1944 Lorraine enlisted in the WACS and served as secretary to the colonel, chief of the War Crimes Group in Wiesbaden, Germany, earning a Bronze Star. Following her military service, she was secretary to the General Manager of American Fruit Growers in Los Angeles, CA. In California, she met Herbert C Crowe and they were married on July 19, 1952. They lived in Great Falls, MT, Minneapolis, MN, Cincinnati, OH, and ended up in Dallas, TX in 1971. Lorraine was interested in oil painting and water color and was an avid bridge player and teacher as well as being a voracious reader. She received her Associate's Degree in 1983, showing a lifelong love of learning. Lorraine is preceded in death by her parents, Sebastian and Sophia Bitz; her brother, Melvin Bitz; her sister, Leona Fuhrer and her son-in-law, Don Armstrong. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Herbert Crowe; daughter, Yvonne Armstrong; son, Jeff Crowe; sister, Katherine Forsman; nieces, Connie Skiftun and Thelma McKay (Norlis); nephews, David Forsman (Gay) and Richard Fuhrer (Judy); and many great nieces and nephews. Services will be Thursday, January 10 at 12:30 in the Wildwood Chapel at Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery, 9920 Restland Road, Dallas TX. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greater Lakewood Shepherd Center, 6306 Kenwood Ave, Dallas, TX 75214.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 9, 2013