Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Mildred Fecht right, grand daughter of Mary Ann Secrist Crites, worked as a vocational nurse at Valley Receiving Hospital in Van Nuys, California. Mildred worked as a practical nurse in Washington State, California and Nebraska.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Kenneth Dale Crites
Minot Daily News   25 April 2013
Ken was born June 17, 1941, in Minot to Theodore "Ted" and Ruby (Grant) Crites. He was reared in Minot, attended Minot schools, graduated from Minot High School and continued his education at Minot State University. As a young adult he served in the Air Force.
Ken married Jean Edwards on Oct. 23, 1971, at First Presbyterian Church in Minot. They made their home in Minot, where he was employed as a television and radio broadcaster and newspaper journalist. He retired from The Minot Daily News in 2006.
Ken especially enjoyed fishing and camping.
Ken's loving family includes: his wife, Jean; sons, Jeff (Karen) Crites and Steve (Bobbi) Crites, all of Dearborn Heights, Mich., Paul Crites (Adina Denton), of Bismarck North Dakota, and Charles (Leah) Crites, of Minot; 11 grandchildren; brother, Greg (Frances) Crites, of Laurel, Maryland.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation: Today, April 25, from noon to 5 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: Are preferred to the Trinity Cancer Care Center, Minot.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at ("

Our kinsman was named for two of his uncles. Kenneth Richards was the much loved husband of Mary Crites Richards, the sister of Ted Crites. He was a hard working, fun loving man who originally lived in Minot, North Dakota but moved to Everett, Washington during World War II. Dale Crites, the older brother of Ted, lived mostly around Minot, North Dakota. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Richard Franklin "Trey" Crites III
(1972 - 2012)

Richard Franklin "Trey" Crites III of Garland, Texas passed away on Monday, November 19, 2012 in California unexpectedly during a business trip. Trey was born September 27, 1972 to Richard and Hazel Crites in Dallas Texas. Growing up primarily in the small East Texas town of Big Sandy, Trey graduated from South Garland High School in 1991 and ITT Technical Institute in 1994.
Trey was living his dream and enjoying life as an independent semi-truck operator for K Truck Lines, Inc. The family wishes to thank his friends for all the kind words of support and for loving him in this life that was all too short.
For those who knew Trey, you know that he would not want tears of sadness to mark this occasion. Always quick with a line or comeback, Trey would prefer a celebration of life and laughter recalling memories of days past. In his honor, a celebration of Trey's life will be hosted by the family pending final arrangements.
Please feel free to leave messages and memories on the "Treyo Critez" Facebook page and as arrangements are finalized they will be shared on the same. Donations in Trey's memory may be made to Baylor Health Care System Foundation at 3600 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75246.
While Trey was preceded in death by his birth parents, Richard and Hazel Crites, he was survived by his partner in life, Valerie Bromberg; mother Mary Lee Crites Norman and father, James Norman; brothers Jim, Ricky and David Norman; sister Margie Norman Oliver; and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Dallas Morning News   Nov. 29, 2012