Ralph and Caroline Crossland
"Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven."
Ralph was a wonderful man who lived a full life as a self-taught musician. People often said that his warm and engaging personality always made you feel at home and that he never met a stranger. His children remember his laughter, gentle nature and generous spirit. Ralph's son Rusty talks of his dad as one of his greatest heroes and, along with his mother Caroline (Ralph's wife of 53 years), decided to create the R.H. Crossland Foundation to honor Ralph's memory and to foster a legacy of helping those who are less fortunate.
Caroline Crossland was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who lived for family, faith, and country. A true patriot, Caroline often would reminisce about her time in the US Women's Army Corp as the best time of her life. After moving to Atlanta, Caroline became the Executive Assistant to her son Rusty and ran his financial service office until she retired at age 86. A beloved member of Rusty's Company, Caroline was joyful, funny, and "Mom" to the 1000's of members of the Hierarchy. She often attended meetings, conventions, and retreats and was considered an "irreplaceable" part of the team. In her retirement, Caroline continued to be a visible member of Church and community living closer to her Daughters in New Hampshire. Caroline died in 2015 at the age of 92 but her spirit will forever remain with the "team".