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Barbara Crew

June 6, 1921 - November 15, 2010

Barbara Crew, a Torrance resident of more than 60 years, passed away peacefully in her home on November 15, 2010. Barbara was born June 8, 1921 in Boston MA. Barbara graduated from Amesbury High School and shortly afterwards joined the U.S. Navy. She served her country as a Tabulator Equipment Operator after attending …read more

Barbara Crew, a Torrance resident of more than 60 years, passed away peacefully in her home on November 15, 2010. Barbara was born June 8, 1921 in Boston MA. Barbara graduated from Amesbury High School and shortly afterwards joined the U.S. Navy. She served her country as a Tabulator Equipment Operator after attending Hunter College , in New York. She was active in the US Navy during WWII, from September 23, 1943 until January 4, 1946. During her term of service, she met her future husband, J.W. Crew, a Marine, whom she married on Oct 15, 1945 and together moved to California.they purchased their first home in the early 1950’s and never moved. They both spent 50 wonderful years together in the home they loved. Barbara was a member of the Catholic Daughters at Nativity Catholic Church in Torrance and also was the President of the American Legion Auxiliary from 1955-1956. Barbara loved to bowl & spent many years enjoying the sport.. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband J.W. Crew. Barbara is survived by her only child Carol Lippen and son in law Jeff, Grandsons, Jefferey (Marisa), Nicolas, Thomas, granddaughter Michelle (Deceased), great grandchildren Hailey, Sarah, Makenzie and Mason, brothers, Allen and Ken (Ruth) and many nieces and nephews. To all that knew and loved her, Barbara will be greatly missed. Graveside services to be held Saturday, Nov. 20, at 11:00am at Green Hills Memorial Park and a celebration of Life at her home in Torrance, immediately following.

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