Louise Hinckley Crosby – St. George News

November 15, 1948 – May 26, 2023

Louise Hinckley Crosby, age 74, was born on November 15, 1948, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the daughter of Arza and Erma Hinckley. She passed away peacefully on May 26, 2023 at her home in St. George, Utah, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous five-year battle with cancer.

As the seventh of eight children, Louise appreciated her upbringing in a warm and loving home. She expressed her gratitude for her wonderful parents and siblings who made her childhood memorable.

Since her youth, Louise loved learning, decorating, dating, and attending seminars, but she especially loved art. Encouraged by her mother, Ella Louise honed her talent for drawing and painting, which was admired by all who knew her. She made the world beautiful through art, love, service, and friendship. Toward the end of her life, one of her great joys was working in her art house, especially when she involved her grandchildren in doing so.

Above all, Louise loved her family and her faith. During her senior year, Louise’s parents were called to preside over the Canadian mission in Alaska, and she accompanied them with two of her sisters. After high school, she successfully served as a full-time missionary. The leader of the Louise district in Alaska was Elder Richard Crosby. Following his missions, Richard and Louise fell in love. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in 1970. Since then, Richard has referred to Louise as “my special angel.”

They raised five children in Las Vegas, Nevada, and later in St. George, Utah. Louise always insisted that her children were her best masterpieces. She dedicated her life to them.

In 2017, one of the highlights of her life came when she and Richard were called to preside over Cove Fort Historic Site, a place built by her great-grandfather Ira N. Hinckley.

A trip to Italy in 2021 stands out among the many beautiful memories they created. She connected with art and history in the company of her husband, children and her spouse. She was especially moved by Michelangelo’s masterpiece “El David”.

Louise was naturally optimistic throughout her life, freely embracing the gifts cancer gave her and her family as she gracefully transitioned into the next phase of her eternal journey.

Louise is survived by her devoted husband of 52 years, Richard W. Crosby, and their five children: Jennifer Wallace (spouse: Michael), Russell Hinckley Crosby (spouse: Natalie), Richard Benjamin Crosby (spouse: Rebecca), Adrienne Lamb ( spouse: Christopher) and Rachel Garner (spouse: Rich). She was blessed with 22 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She will be fondly remembered by her beloved siblings Jessie Milligan (Don), Alonzo Hinckley (Stephanie), JoAnn Pierce (Earl), Harold Hinckley (Diane), Jean Howell (Rex), Susan Thomas (Jack) and Kay Cannon (Ned).

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 2, from 6 to 8 pm, at the Manzanita Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3519 Manzanita Road, St. George, Utah, and again on Saturday, June 3. of June. , from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., before funeral services at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow in Tonaquint Cemetery under the direction of McMillan Mortuary.

Condolences can be shared on the McMillan Funeral Home Website.