Mrs. Dorothy Crouse, 91, formerly of Steamburg, N.Y., died Friday evening, April 27, 2012, at the Absolute of Salamanca, Salamanca, N.Y., following a long illness.
Born Feb. 8, 1921, in Buffalo, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Winifred Printup. She was married to Mr. Arthur D. Crouse, who predeceased her in October 1976.
She was an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Turtle Clan. She was a fluent Seneca speaker.
She worked various jobs within the Seneca Nation and was a homemaker. She was an avid baker, quilter and enjoyed gardening. She was a former of the Emmanuel Missionary Church in Steamburg.
Surviving are six daughters: Karen Veccilo, Los Angeles, Calif; Nancy (Willard) Moyer, Rixford, Pa., Shirley "Chic" (Tyler) Heron, Salamanca, N.Y., Linda Crouse, Crested Bute, Colo., Michelle (Bill) Snyder, Steamburg, N.Y., and Susan George, Salamanca, N.Y.; two sons: Michael (Mary Kay) Crouse, Steamburg, N.Y., and Allen (Sue) Crouse, Steamburg, N.Y.; 23 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two daughters: Judith John and Patty Crouse, a son, Arthur L. Crouse, a brother, Robert Kerwin, and a sister, Elaine Good.
There will be no visitation.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca, N.Y.
Private funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
Burial will be in the Hillside Haven Cemetery, Steamburg, N.Y.
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