Elaine V. Crutcher

September 18, 1942September 9, 2020

Elaine Voges Crutcher, age 77, passed away on September 9th, 2020. She was born on September 18th, 1942 in San Antonio, Texas to Lawrence and Elsie Voges. She graduated from Highlands High School in 1961, and then went on to graduate from The Baptist Health System School of Professional Nursing. She was employed by the Baptist Hospital System her entire nursing career and served as operating room supervisor before her retirement. On May 29th, 1965 she married Robert Crutcher. While raising her two children she enjoyed being a troop leader for the Girl Scouts, chaperoning church trips, cheering for their sports teams and many fun family vacations. Her family involvement continued when she became “Mamaw”, and she never missed a grandchild’s sporting event or dance recital. Elaine loved spending time with family, cheering on the San Antonio Spurs as a season ticket holder for over 25 years and using her time share on South Padre Island.

She is survived by her son, Byron Crutcher and wife Kimberly, daughter, Teri Sorenson; brothers Robert Voges and wife Marion, Donald Voges and wife Barbara and Michael Voges and wife Diana; Grandchildren, Brennan Crutcher and wife Jordyn, Dylan Crutcher, Kirsten Chubb and husband Ben, Tori Shiver and Megan Sorenson; many nieces and nephews and numerous friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years Robert Crutcher and both of her parents.

At this time there are no services planned. The family will host a celebration of life in the Spring of 2021.

Donations can be made in Elaine’s memory to the San Antonio Zoo or the East Central Foundation.


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Elaine V. Crutcher

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Valerie Dufner Lof

September 19, 2020

Dear Byron & Teri , my mom and I send our deepest condolences to you and your families. So many wonderful memories of your mom but I’ll share the most recent. The last time we saw her my dad was still alive and he adored both your mom and dad. We saw her in 54th Street Restaurant on Military. She joined us for lunch and updated us on y’all and her grand children. Seems like she had just come from a soccer game. She loved y’all dearly and will be greatly missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you. ♥️🙏🏻♥️

Jerry Arocha

September 18, 2020

My condolences to all the family of Elaine, we were co workers at southeast baptist hospital surgical department in 1970-1983. She was a wonderful person and a very good register nurse. We did a lot of cases together, MAY YOU REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.

Kristin Elizondo

September 18, 2020

Me and my Husband first Met Elaine when we were buying her Tickets for the Spurs game that she couldn’t make
When we had the pleasure to join her for 3 more games..
She was so sweet and loved to talk about her Grandkids

Susan Gunn

September 16, 2020

Elaine and I had such a wonderful time starting Girl Scouts in the East Central District. Hard to believe that was 42 years ago. One time, we had 22 girls camping out on my property. It rained so hard— we had wet pancakes and bacon. We laughed and laughed. It was worth all the adversities. Over the years we would reminisce about all our wonderful camp outs. She was a special blessing to our world! I will miss her and her smile so much, but I know she is out of pain and in a beautiful place with Bob.


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