Delia (Dee) Crumb passed away Nov. 23, 2010, in Kennewick, at the
age of 90. Dee was born June 20, 1920, in Walla Walla to Elmer and Sadie Meiners. She was baptized in St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Walla Walla and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Walla Walla. She graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1939 and then attended WSC.
She was a draftsman at Lake Washington Shipyards during World War II. She married Dana Crumb on Dec. 11, 1944, in Kirkland, Wash., after he returned from serving three and half years in the Air Force in New Guinea during World War II. They were married for 54 years until Dana's death June 3, 1998. During that time Dana worked for IBM until he retired in 1975. At that time they had a CAL2-46 sailing yacht and for the next 10 years they sailed it around the world. That was her "claim to fame."
Dee is survived by three of her four children, one sister, and two sisters-in-law. Crystal Kay and husband Steve Bosbach of Austin, Texas, Dan and Sharon Crumb of Denver, Neil and Candyce Crumb of Kennewick, Wash., Sara Dee Kegan of New York (deceased in 2000). Nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sister, May Butherus of Walla Walla; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Wilcox of Three Forks, Mont., and Virginia Crumb of Grants Pass, Ore.; brother, Roy Meiners, deceased December 1998; sisters, Elsie Frazier, deceased 2009, and Hazel Shields, deceased 2010.
Dee's celebration of life will be held at Cox's cabin, Saturday, June 25, 2011, at 2 p.m., just follow Dee's memorial signs up Mill Creek Road to the end of the blacktop. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Aid Center, P.O. Box 56, Walla Walla, WA 99362 or charity of your choice.
At her request there will be no service.