December 11, 1912 ~ December 31, 2007
Crouse, Virginia (Mama)
December 11, 1912 - December 31, 2007
On December 11, 1912, Oregon, a wonderful woman was born to David and Mary Hayes. After moving to California in 1922, she lived in Hollywood and gradated from Hollywood High School in 1930. She married her first husband Willis Givens and in 1931 gave birth to her one and only child, Joan Givens. They divorced after a short marriage. She later met her future husband, Ray Crouse, who had attended her rival high school. Some years later they were married and together raised Joan in West Hollywood. Virginia and Ray eventually settled in Reno Nevada to be closer to Ray's family. After Ray's death she moved back to Southern CA, Redondo Beach to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren, where she spent her remaining years. One of her fondest accomplishments was serving as Homeowner's Association President for 23 years. She was loved by all who knew her and could always be counted on to make you smile, give you a run for your money with her sharp wit and charm the pants off anyone. She may have been 95, but she had the mind of a 25 year old. She may have left this world, but forever in our hearts she'll live, we love you Mama!
She was preceded in death by her parents, David Hayes and Mary Moriarty, brother Vanston Hayes, husband Ray Crouse and granddaughter Susan Stalder.
She is survived by her daughter Joan S. Parker, grandson John Stalder (Trisha), great granddaughters Candace Stalder and April Stalder, Nephew David Hayes (Trudy), Niece Janis Hayes (Debbie).
A memorial will be held Friday, January 11, at 10 AM at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. Burial will be private, for family members only, at Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale.
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