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Elsie "Ellie" Crutchfield, age 84, passed away December 12, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV. Elsie was born on April 24, 1928 in Upland, CA. Graduated from Chaffey High School in 1946. She was a long time employee of General Dynamics in Pomona and later worked for Bert Close Insurance in Upland. In 1978 Elsie and her husband Walter moved to Colorado where she continued her career in the insurance industry. Then in 1995 they moved to Henderson, NV where both lived out the remainder of their lives.
Elsie was preceded in death by her parents James A. and Elizabeth C. Owen, brother: Waldo Owen and sisters: Lorene Gillespie, Mary Inez Williams, and Velma Owen. First husband Joe Wyperd and second husband Walter Crutchfield.
She is survived by her son, Gary (Maureen) Wyperd; daughter Suzanne Garrick, grandsons David Wyperd, Phillip (Becky) Wyperd and great-grandson Daniel Wyperd, step-son Fred Crutchfield, many nieces, nephews and friends.
Elsie's greatest passions were her family, friends, her pets, dinning out, country music, dancing and Hawaii. She will always remain in our hearts and will be deeply missed by all.
Services will be held Wednesday, December 19th at Draper Mortuary, Ontario, CA Viewing 1:00 - 2:00 Services immediately following.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Dec. 18, 2012