Cover photo for Rayola Mindock's Obituary
Rayola Mindock Profile Photo

Rayola Mindock

September 5, 1938 — January 1, 2020

Rayola Mindock

Obituary of Rayola (Raye) B. Mindock

Rayola B. Crouch was born on September 5, 1938 in Arcola, Indiana. Her parents were James A. and Belva M. (Dunlap) Crouch. Her siblings were K. Paul Crouch and James A. Crouch Jr. (deceased). Raye was the youngest child.
She graduated from Arcola Grade School, Arcola, IN in 1952.
She was in Indiana All-State Orchestra in 1956 as a bassoon player.
She graduated from Fort Wayne Central High School in 1956.
She married Thomas M.E. Mindock on June 16, 1956.
They had four children: Thomas of Peoria, IL (Sharon); Theresa Jones of Yuba City, CA (Chuck); Timothy of Coatesville, PA; and Traci Lefever of Mountain Home, ID.
She ran for Queensbury, NY town councilwoman in 1972.
They have four grandchildren and five great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
They lived in Fort Wayne, IN; Easton, PA; Glens Falls, NY; Rock Island, IL.
They moved to Lancaster, CA in 1985.
She retired from Kern County Regional Occupational Program located in Mohave in 1997.

Raye was a devoted member of Beta Sigma Phi.
Raye loved growing hollyhocks, even in the desert.
Raye loved music and liked to attend concerts and liked to dance.
Raye was an avid artist and taught oil painting at Antelope Valley Community College after her retirement.
In their retirement, Raye and Tom enjoyed driving to visit their children around the United States.
She passed into the next life on January 1, 2020.

In lieu of flowers to the service, since we are all from out of town and flying back to various states (Idaho, Illinois, Pennsylvania), we are requesting donations made in Raye’s name to (1) AARC [the American Association of Cancer Research, and/or (2) ACS [the American Cancer Society].

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Rayola Mindock, please visit our flower store.

Past Services


Monday, January 6, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Pacific time)

Halley Olsen Murphy Funerals & Cremations

44831 Cedar Avenue, Lancaster, CA 93534

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Photo Gallery

Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree