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Virginia Florence (Owens) Crick, 87, longtime Bellville resident, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2009 in a Bellville nursing facility.

Virginia was born Nov. 12, 1921 in El Reno, Okla. The daughter of Lex and Jessie Elizabeth (Wright) Owens, she grew up and attended school in El Reno. During her freshman year in high school, Virginia’s family moved to Hinton where she finished her schooling, graduating from Hinton High School.

 On June 12, 1940, Virginia married William Richard “Dick” Crick in El Reno. Dick and Virginia made their home in several places while Dick served in the army. After his honorable discharge, they moved to Houston and bought a ranch in Buckhorn, outside of Bellville - but Bellville was home.

Virginia was a member of the Bellville Chapter #611, Order of the Eastern Star. She was very artistic and enjoyed painting. She also collected teddy bears which she kept on display in her home. Virginia and Dick also volunteered at the M.D. Anderson Children’s Hospital and at the Shriner’s Hospital where together they did puppeting and clowning for the children.

Virginia is survived by her husband William Richard Crick Sr.; daughters: Candy Justice and her husband, Curtis, of Houston, and Jessie Amanda Sharman and her husband, Michael, of Sunderland, England; son: Charles “Buddy” Crick of Utah; grandchildren: Chase Crick of Richardson, Curtis Justice, Jr., of Forney, Joy Clendenin of Waco, Eric Boyd of Wylie, Trey Crick of Baytown, Adam Crick of Bellaire; 11 great-grandchildren, and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luster and Jessie Smith, and Lex Owens, and one son, William Richard Crick, Jr. in 1990.

Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009 at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Bellville.

The funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 3, 2009 at Bellville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Stutes officiating.

Interment was in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Bellville.

Pallbearers were Chase Crick, Curtis Justice, Jr., John Paul Chapman and Gerald Tegeler.

Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the Bellville United Methodist Church, PO Box 188, Bellville, Texas, 77418 or to the: Alzheimer’s Association, Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter, 2242 W. Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas 77030-2008.

Posted by Joy Neely


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