- Muriel Eva (Crosby) Warren, 90, passed away on December 15, 2017, in Yucaipa, California, where she had lived for 67 years. Born on May 3, 1927, in Carmel, Maine, she was the daughter of Roscoe and Ruth (Redding) Crosby. Muriel was the youngest of their 11 children and the last surviving sibling.
She was a graduate of Carmel High School, Class of 1946. Following high school, she lived and worked in the Bangor area. When it was decided that her mother, Ruth, would need to move to a warmer climate for her health, Muriel knew that she might never see her mother again. She decided to leave Maine also and headed west in 1950 to California. After a short stay with her sister, Bertha Smith and her family in Slymar, she moved to Yucaipa, Calif., with her sister, Gladys Emmerson and her family. It was during this time that she met the love of her life, Edmund Warren, who owned Warren's Grocery in Yucaipa, Calif. Muriel and Edmund were married March 15, 1952. They sold the store in 1956, the same year their daughter Pamela was born. Edmund died in 1967. Muriel never remarried. She focused on raising her daughter. Family was everything to her. Muriel worked in the retail industry in Yucaipa, Calif., including a health food store for many years. In the 1980s and '90s, she was very involved in the Methodist church in Yucaipa, Calif., and sang in the choir for several years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edmund Warren; parents, Roscoe and Ruth Crosby; three brothers, Elden, Vincent and Earl Crosby; and seven sisters, Olive Johnson, Edna Murray, Gladys Emmerson, Bertha Smith, Mildred Fitzpatrick, Evelyn Courturier and Dorothy Crosby. Muriel is survived by her daughter, Pamela Warren of Yucaipa, Calif.,, 14 nieces and nephews, many friends, and her beloved kitty, Blackie.
At Muriel's request, no services were held.
Published on  January 11, 2018