|Birth: ||Jun. 13, 1925|
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 2011|
Loyce M. Crane "Grandma Great" 1925 - 2011
Loyce M. Crane, 85, of Meridian, Idaho passed away on June 8, 2011 at a care facility in Meridian.
Loyce was born on June 13, 1925 at Dairy Creek, Idaho, a rural area west of Arimo and Downey, Idaho. She was the oldest of seven children born to James Charles Myers and Thelma Mae Hawkins Myers. She grew up in the Hawkins Basin and Arimo areas, although there was a brief move to California in 1929.
Loyce attended school in Arimo and graduated second in her class from Arimo High School. The next fall she started nursing school in Pocatello. After finishing her first year, she needed to return home at the request of her father to help care for her younger brothers and sisters when her mother became ill. She was never able to return to school.
She married Lyle Donald Hoskins in Pocatello, where they lived until his death on July 5, 1951. They had three children, a daughter, Eileen Faye (who only lived two days), a son, El Von 'Al' and another daughter, Merrilee.
Loyce worked as a bookkeeper at a bank in Pocatello for a number of years before moving to Portland, Oregon, where she and her children lived for three years. They returned to Pocatello in 1956.
She worked for many years for an oil company in Pocatello where she met and married Delinn C. Crane. They were coworkers and friends for many years before marrying. In 1970 they moved to Twin Falls, Idaho, where they owned and operated a gas station. They were in 'the station' for a number of years before retirement. They lived in Twin Falls for 32 years. Because of age and health problems they needed to move closer to family members. They moved to Meridian in 2002 where they continued to live independently for five years.
In 2007, 'Grandpa Del's' health issues worsened and Loyce could no longer provide the care he needed. He was in a care facility for eight months before passing away on September 18, 2007. They were married for over 40 years. Loyce moved in with her daughter and son-in-law, Merrilee and Ron Ellsworth, of Meridian. She lived with them for four years. In February of this year her age and health required a move to a care facility. She was there for just over 3 months when she passed away.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, both of her husbands, a daughter and her son, El Von, who died in March of this year.
Loyce is survived by her daughter, Merrilee Ellsworth (Ron), of Meridian; sisters, Viola (Gary) Harris, of Idaho Falls, and Karen (Lew) Lewis, of Twin Falls; brothers, Dallas (Dianna), of Rexburg, and Jerry (Mary Ellen), of Meridian. She had eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, many of who were able to be with her in her final hours. They all called her 'Grandma Great'.
The family wishes to express appreciation to the fine staff at Spring Creek Manor of Meridian and to Accent Hospice of Meridian. Arrangements are under the direction of Cloverdale Funeral Home of Boise.
There will be a viewing held at 12:30 to 1:30 pm on Tuesday, June 14, 2011. A brief service will follow at 1:30 to 2:30 pm. She will be buried at the Veterans Cemetery.
Published in Idaho Statesman on June 12, 2011
Lyle Donald Hoskins (1917 - 1951)
Delinn Cecil Crane (1923 - 2007)
Idaho State Veterans Cemetery
Created by: Barb
Record added: Jun 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71140546
May you rest in peace.|
Added: Jun. 12, 2011