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Richard Melvin Crites
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Birth: Aug. 12, 1937
Hill County
Montana, USA
Death: Jul. 30, 2000
Moses Lake
Grant County
Washington, USA

Havre Daily News (MT), 7 Aug 2000

MOSES LAKE, Wash. Richard Melvin Crites, 62, died at his home in Moses Lake, Wash. Sunday, July 30, 2000 of natural causes.

Crites was born Aug. 12, 1937 in Gildford to Fred Vern Crites and Achsah Ida Huestis-Crites. They farmed at Gildford. Crites took over the farm when his father died.

In 1979, Crites married Dorine May Grove-Crites and the couple moved to Moses Lake where they owned and operated Maples Motel.

Crites was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Don Crites, Vern Crites, Warren Crites and Fred Crites Jr.; sisters, Dorothy Kidd, Cleona Poore and Gracie Marie Crites.

Survivors include his wife, Dorine Crites of Moses Lake; children, Vicki Hall, Marla Welch, Debra Dickinson, Weston Dickinson; brothers and sisters, Harold Crites of Vancouver, Wash., Doreen Rudder of Yelm, Wash., Lois Olson of Havre, June Youso of Havre, LaRena Stewart of Havre, Jeanne Johnston of Vaughn; five grandchildren.

Note: Dick wanted no memorial services, to be cremated and his ashes spread over the old farm at Gildford, Montana. This was done by some of his sisters.
Family links: 
  Fred Verne Crites (1896 - 1961)
  Achsah Ida Huestis Crites (1899 - 1982)
  Vern Irwin Crites (1919 - 1997)*
  Cleona Marian Crites Poore (1921 - 1984)*
  Donald Francis Crites (1922 - 1972)*
  Harold Hollis Crites (1923 - 2004)*
  Grace Marie Crites (1924 - 1924)*
  Fred Vern Crites (1925 - 1926)*
  Lois Lorraine Crites Olson (1927 - 2007)*
  Dorothy Jean Crites Kidd (1930 - 1993)*
  Dorene Valray Crites Rutter (1931 - 2010)*
  LaRena Geraldine Crites Stewart (1932 - 2013)*
  June Arlene Crites Youso (1934 - 2009)*
  Richard Melvin Crites (1937 - 2000)
  Warren Fayet Crites (1940 - 1941)*
  Jeanne Rae Crites Johnston (1942 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered over the old farm at Gildford, Montana.
Maintained by: Joe Johnston
Originally Created by: cara
Record added: May 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52507636


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