Lucile Elizabeth Croft, 89, of Idaho Falls, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Lily Syringa Assisted Living Center.
She was born May 24, 1923, in Galena, Kan., to Milo Byron Swearingen and Annie Mae Wadkins. She lived in Galena, Kan., until she was 9 years old, when she moved to Norton, Kan., where she lived until 1936. She then moved to Idaho Falls.
She married David Birkinbine on April 9, 1940, in Idaho Falls. He passed away in May 1975. They had three boys: Lee David Birkinbine, Greg Birkinbine and Brent Birkinbine.
Lucile married LeRoy Croft in 1979. Roy passed away April 30, 2010.
She was mostly a stay-at-home mom, but she worked at many different places before she went to work at Riverside Hospital. She really enjoyed working at the hospital until she retired in 1985.
Roy and Lucile went to Arizona in the winters from 1985 until 2003. She was a member of the Eagles.
Lucile enjoyed crafts, cooking, bingo and card games.
She is survived by her sons, Lee Birkinbine of Idaho Falls, Greg (Ann) Birkinbine of Idaho Falls and Brent (Lisa) Birkinbine of Texas; stepsons, Dennis Croft of Idaho Falls, Darrell Croft of Boise, Larry Croft and David Croft; stepdaughter, JoAnn Croft of Idaho Falls; brother, Aldon (Marcia) Swearingen; sister, Virginia King; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Jim and Harold Swearingen, and stepson, Rick Croft.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 4, at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road. The family will visit with friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, March 3, and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Monday prior to services, both times at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ammon Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to www.woodfuneralhome.com.