Carol Crouse of Seaford passed away peacefully at her son and daughter-in-law’s home on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023.

Born on Dec. 24, 1940, in Baltimore, Md., she was the only daughter of Edwin and Ruth Rockwell. Her father passed away when she was 12; years later, her mother married Edward Cable.

Carol married the love of her life, Newton Edward Crouse on Sept. 24, 1960, and raised a family with him for 55 years. In 1973, they relocated from Baltimore to Seaford, where they firmly planted their family’s roots and have been cultivating them ever since.

Carol obtained her associate degree from Delaware Technical and Community College while raising three children and working for the city of Blades. She was instrumental in procuring the city’s water, sewer, and park development grants. From there, she worked for Prudential Insurance and later as a realtor. Over the years, Carol selflessly gave of her time volunteering for People’s Place, Cheer Center, and Easter Seals. Her family was always of the utmost importance to Carol. In addition to her career, volunteering, and raising her family, she was the primary caregiver for her mother, stepfather, and husband until their passing, ensuring they were thoroughly cared for at home and surrounded by their loving family.

Carol fiercely loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, laughing, traveling, and living life with them and those around her in the most significant way possible. She was an avid crafter and quilter, serving as a dedicated member of the Delmarvalous Quilt Guild, president of the Seaside Applique Society, and a creative member of the quilting “six-pack.”

In addition to her parents and stepfather, Carol was preceded in death by her grandson, Grant Crouse, and her husband, Newton Crouse. She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her two daughters: Donna Crouse Jones, and Denise Crouse; her son and daughter-in-law, David Crouse, and Tina Scollo-Crouse; her five grandchildren: Paige (Michael) Elmore, Drew (Leanne) Crouse, Adam Crouse, Hanna (Alex) Funk, Amanda (John) Ball-Kinsler; and her five great-grandchildren: Nova, Bishop, Eli, Evan, and Owen. She also leaves behind many loved and cherished quilting buddies and close friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. at Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, 202 Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933, where friends may visit beginning at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donation in Carol’s memory to The Kim and Evans Family Foundation, Inc., 123 Village Drive, Seaford, DE 19973.

Please visit Carol’s Life Memorial Webpage and sign her virtual guestbook at