Red head! Della Marie Crawford was born on August 17, 1909, in Ohio, her father, Cary, was 26 and her mother, Maude, was 23. She married Lewis W. Rettig on May 22, 1929. They had two children during their marriage. She died on January 20, 1972, in Findlay, Ohio, at the age of 62, and was buried in Arlington, Ohio.