Clarence Crouch

Clarence D. Crouch LAS CRUCES, N.M.- Clarence D. Crouch (J.R.) age 86 died in Las Cruces, N.M. on Monday, December 24, 2012. He was born to C.D. Crouch Sr. and Louise Bledsoe on December 15, 1926 in Pampa, Texas. As a high school graduate, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska as a firefighter. He became a contractor, building homes in Alamogordo and Ruidoso before moving to T or C and operated a business there. Dad was a devoted father, grandfather, husband and friend. He married Helen Balch and raised two children, Dayton L. Crouch and Dixie L. Crouch, later marrying Lucy P. Boyer. Dad loved boating, wood, metal working and at the age of 80 rebuilt a 69 Chevy Pickup from the ground up. Mostly, he loved being around family and friends. He is survived by his son, Dayton; daughter, Dixie as well as Brenda McGee, Janice Bryant, Kathy Boyer and Lisa Brown; grandchildren, Rob Crouch, Kam Stelter, Amber Graham, Shon Crouch, Seath Brown, Chealsey Brown, Shaina Brown; and great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the First Evangelical Free Church, 1435 S. Pecos Street, Las Cruces, N.M., with Pastor John Powell officiating. The family has requested memorials to Jardin De Los Ninos, 999 W. Amador Avenue, LC, NM 88005. To send on line condolences log on to

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Dec. 27, 2012