Tuesday, February 20, 2018


The death of Bing's mother was covered briefly in the Lewiston Tribune on January 8, 1964...

SANTA MONICA, Calif, (AP) - Mrs. Catherine Helen Crosby, 90, mother of singer Bing Crosby, died Tuesday in a Santa Monica rest home after suffering a series of strokes.

A doctor and a family friend had just left her room when she died.

Mrs. Crosby had been in failing health for the past two years. She had lived with Bing in Holmby Hills, Calif., since her husband died in 1949.

Last fall she suffered a stroke and in the past four months had several others. Doctors said she was unconscious for the past three weeks.

She is survived by five sons and two daughters: Laurence (Larry) of Holmby Hills; Everett, Salisbury, Conn.; Edward (Ted); Harry Lillis (Bing); George Robert (Bob), Honolulu; Mrs. Catherine Mullin, Watsonville, Calif., and Mrs. Mary Rose Pool, Carmel, Calif.

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