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Nancy Ruth Crout, 43-W-4 | Jan. 21, 2016

Nancye Ruth Crout
June 16, 1920 - January 21, 2016

In the very early morning hours of January 21st, Nancye Ruth Crout, slipped away peacefully to be with the Lord.

Nancy was a native of Texas, where she was married and raised her three children, Nancy Smith, of Merced, Richard Beale Crout, Jr. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Linda Dinius of Bloomfield, Conn. In the later years of her life, she relocated to Merced in order to be closer to her daughter, Nancy, who cared for her mother during her remaining years.

Being a voracious reader, her days were very full of reading and watching her favorite programs on television. Her passion for sports was amazing for someone of her age. Nancye's faithful little companion, Elizabeth, was the light of her life.

She was a woman of very strong faith, attending United Methodist Church of Merced. Her deep and abiding faith in God is what comforted her and helped her during the last few weeks of her life.

Nancye had an incredible life -- Most notably serving as one of the few WASP pilots during World War II. She was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2010 in honor of her service. Nancye always took great pride in the time that she served our country.

She is survived by her three children, Nancy, Richard and Linda, three grandsons, two great-grandchildren, a brother and numerous nieces and nephews.

Nancye will be laid to rest with military honors next week with her husband, who preceded her in death, at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, Texas.

Donations in Nancye's memory can be made to the Merced SPCA, P.O. Box 929, Merced, Ca. 95341.

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