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Boyd H. Crane
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Birth: Dec. 8, 1904
Page County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 3, 1990
Dundy County
Nebraska, USA

Printed in the Benkelman, NE Post, November 1990

BENKELMAN--Boyd H. Crane was born December 8, 1904, in Blanchard, Iowa, to Frank and Inez Crane. He died Tuesday, November 13, 1990, at the Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman, Nebraska, at the age of 85.

Boyd grew up and was educated in Dundy County, Nebraska, on a farm near Doane. Boyd graduated from Benkelman High School in 1921. He attended and graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1926.

Boyd was a teacher, actor, director, producer and make-up man most of his life.

After service in the United States Army, Boyd worked for many years as an instructor and later as the director of education with the Patricia Stevens Finishing School. Boyd retired in 1971 and returned to Benkelman, where he has resided and operated an antique shop since that time.

Boyd was a member of the Martin F. Bowles Legion Post #65 and Beta Kappa Fraternity.

He was preceded in death by his parents and left no close relatives surviving him but will be missed by a great number of friends in the Benkelman community.

Services were held at the Jones Funeral Chapel on Thursday, November 15, 1990, in Benkelman with the Rev. Vernon Whetstone officiating. The organist was Gwen Bauer.

Bearers included James Owens, Everett Stamm, Torn Maranville, Wes Draper. Glen Osborn and Eldon Hardwick.

Interment was in the Benkelman Cemetery with a committal service by the American Legion Post #65 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4178.

Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Benkelman. 
Family links: 
  Frank Wilbur Crane (1880 - 1959)
  Inez R. Heffner Crane (1883 - 1964)
Benkelman Cemetery
Dundy County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: Becky Doan
Record added: Jul 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55581380
Boyd H. Crane
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Boyd H. Crane
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