Lucile Critz, age 94, of Little Rock, died Saturday, January 11, 2003. She was born in Harrison, Arkansas. She was the owner of Critz Chevrolet serving as president of the company during World War II. She was one of the founders of the Civil Air Patrol, Arkansas Wing, and hosted some of the meetings of the original nucleus of the group. She was graded C.A.P. 1st Lieutenant, and assigned as Transportation Officer, Group 741. She was a member of the Country Club of Little Rock, an avid golfer and followed the Arkansas golf circuit for several years. She was a member of First Christian Church. Lucile was a very popular socially and was known for her sense of humor, which often added spirit to the lives of others.
She is preceded in death by a brother John M. Critz and survived by his widow, Jane H. Critz.
She is also survived by a brother, Robert L. Critz and wife Joy of Lahabra, California, four nephews; John M. “Martin” Critz, Hall, Rogers and Stephen Critz, three nieces Jane Anne Smith Jerry Lu Wagnon and Jennifer Fisher.
There will a visitation held Tuesday from 4 to 6 P.M. at Ruebel Funeral Home followed Wednesday at 2 P.M. with a graveside funeral service at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home.
Memorials in lieu of flowers should be made to Presbyterian Village or the First Christian Church.