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Richard Melvin Crites

Birth
Gildford, Hill County, Montana, USA
Death
30 Jul 2000 (aged 62)
Moses Lake, Grant County, Washington, USA
Burial
Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered over the old farm at Gildford, Montana.
Memorial ID
52507636 View Source

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.

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.


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  • Maintained by: Joe Johnston
  • Originally Created by: cara
  • Added: 17 May 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 52507636
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/52507636/richard-melvin-crites: accessed ), memorial page for Richard Melvin Crites (12 Aug 1937–30 Jul 2000), Find a Grave Memorial ID 52507636, ; Maintained by Joe Johnston (contributor 47407806)Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered over the old farm at Gildford, Montana..