Mary Alice Eakle Crouch passed away at her daughter’s home on July 11, 2011. Mary Alice was born on Jan. 16, 1936 to Alma Dorus Eakle and Mary Alice Rodgers. She was the second child and the first daughter. She was raised on her father’s dairy farm in Woods Cross, Utah. She learned to love life and family from her parents. She attended Davis High School, Brigham Young University and University of Utah, where she majored in teaching. She met and married Jerry Evan Crouch of Bountiful on Nov. 21, 1958 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple and moved to Ogden, Utah. They later divorced. She was blessed with two children and was able to stay home and raise them plus serve in many church callings like Primary and Relief Society. She had a love for music and was an accomplished pianist, which she used in many ways from church callings to family groups and for pure enjoyment. After her children were raised she moved back to Bountiful to care for her ailing mother for many years. She enjoyed all the births of her five grandchildren whom she loves with all her heart, and loved to watch them grow. Her health was long suffering for her but she coped with the many problems which arose. She enjoyed all the people which became her friends and remained her friends through the years.
She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Alma Jr., and Rodger.
She leaves behind her son, Curtis Jay Crouch (Melanie); daughter Karen Crouch Rich (Billy Cower); sisters, Norma Richardson (Max) and Betty Beachler (Roger); grandchildren, Eryk Loren Rich, Skyler James Crouch, McKenzie Ann Crouch, Haley Rae McGuire, and Kaitlyn Mary Crouch.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, where a visitation will be held Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment-Bountiful City Cemetery. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.