May 31, 2012 Mr. Wallace Wendell Croy
Wallace Wendell Croy
May 29, 1925 – May 31, 2012
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
Resided in: Bellingham, Washington
Wallace Wendell Croy, 87, died at a skilled nursing facility surrounded by his loving family. Wallace was born in Seattle and attended Puyallup High School. He attended two years at Western Washington University in Bellingham before finishing his Civil Engineering degree at the University of Washington.
He and his life long partner of 67 years, Lu Willa (Morton) Croy met at a local grocier where Wallace worked and Lu Willa’s family conducted trade. Wallace joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 and started his career as an enlisted Yeoman. After four years he then joined the Officer rankings and eventually retired from service as USNR.
Wallace started a life with Lu Willa in Bellingham in 1947. As a community steward, he signed on as one of the original Bellingham Fire Department Volunteers in 1952. He served as the Fir Dept. District 8 Commissioner until weeks before his death. He is very proud of the relationships made and his time served with the Fire department.
Wallace co-owned Croy Construction and is very proud of all his companies accomplishments. He was President of the Lummi Island Association for 20 years and helped develop the infrastructure of the island by designing and building the water treatment facility.
As die hard Husky fans and alum, Wallace and Lu Willa were season football ticket holders for 60 plus years attended every home game and always rooting on their dawgs.
Wallace is survived by his wife Lu Willa Croy and multiple Nieces, Nephews and friends in Washington and Texas.
Farewell Tribute Information
A memorial service will be held at the chapel at Moles Farewell Tributes, 2465 Lakeway Dr. in Bellingham on Thursday, June 7 at 1:
Arranged by Moles Family Funeral Homes & Crematory Donations Information
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Whatcom Hospice Foundation, 2901 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225, 360-788-6866, firstname.lastname@example.org.