Obituary: Dorothy Elizabeth (Lewis) Crivelli Brisbin (Oct. 28, 1920 – July 5, 2013)

By Submitted July 12, 2013 04:50 pm

Dorothy Elizabeth (Lewis) Crivelli Brisbin
Dorothy Elizabeth (Lewis) Crivelli Brisbin
Dorothy Elizabeth (Lewis) Crivelli Brisbin passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 5, 2013, at the age of 92. She was born in Orby (Santa Barbara County), Calif., on October 28, 1920, to August and Linda Lewis. Dorothy married Secondo (Babe) Crivelli in 1941. Together they have five children Jeri (Crivelli) Thompson (Keith); Kathleen (Crivelli) Yingst (John); Mark Crivelli (Debbie); Steven Crivelli and Susan (Crivelli) Phillips (Marc). Dorothy later married Stanley George Brisbin in 1976.

Dorothy is survived by all of her five children and five grandchildren: Lisa (Thompson) Gottwals (David); David Thompson (Elizabeth); Sarah (Yingst) Leite (Richard); John Yingst IV (Jessica); and Molly Crivelli; 10 great-grandchildren; niece Judy (Crivelli) Johnson and nephew Larrry Crivelli Jr.

She was preceded in death by her mother Linda Lewis Haden; husband Stanley Brisbin; her first husband, Babe Crivelli; and son-in-law John Yingst III.

In her younger years she was a bowling and golf enthusiast. Later in life she enjoyed volunteering at the Senior Center, playing bingo and spending time with her family. 

Dorothy requested that no services be held in her honor but would like donations be made to the Del Norte Senior Center Nutrition Program, 1765 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531, or St. Joseph Church, 430 3rd Street, Crescent City, CA 95531 in her name.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.