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Verner Oliver Crane
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Birth: Dec. 8, 1906
Walla Walla
Walla Walla County
Washington, USA
Death: Nov. 7, 2002
Indio
Riverside County
California, USA

Verner Oliver Crane, a former resident of Redlands, died of heart failure Thursday, November 7, 2002, at Oddyssey Hospice in Indio. He was 95.

Born December 8, 1906, in Walla Walla, WA, he grew up in Redlands and lived in Redlands for 36 years. The past 7 years he had lived in Desert Shores, CA.

He didn't finish high school, instead going to work as a chauffeur for George O'Brien (cowboy actor) and Lily Burke (wife of Billy Burke). He had owned an auto dealership in Alhambra for 10 years and was a member of Redlands Elks Lodge and the Eagles in San Bernardino. He also spent 20 years working for Bechtel and Aramco in Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and Libya. He enjoyed photography and playing poker.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Bonnie Allison of Bakersfield, and Sherrie Singleton of Crescent City, CA; step daughter, Bobette Felton of Desert Shores, CA; and 17 grandchildren. He was predeceased by 2 children Patricia Helen Crane in 1924, and William James Crane in 1999. He was also predeceased by his 2 brothers and sister; Raymond Marion Crane in 1976; Barbara Elizabeth Crane Mann in 1999; Donald Alva Crane in 1993.

He was married 3 times. He married Helen Taylor in Redlands 1925, Maggie Strain in Las Vegas in 1960, and Aline Van Voorst in 1972.
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Raymond Crane (1882 - 1958)
  Lecta Marion Sutton Crane (1881 - 1960)
 
 Spouse:
  Dorothy Aline Grant Crane (1916 - 1988)
 
 Children:
  Patricia Helen Crane (1927 - 1934)*
 
 Siblings:
  Verner Oliver Crane (1906 - 2002)
  Barbara Elizabeth Crane Mann (1916 - 1999)*
  Donald Alva Crane (1919 - 1993)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillside Memorial Park
Redlands
San Bernardino County
California, USA
 
Created by: Carolyn Schwab
Record added: Apr 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68044663
Verner Oliver Crane
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Verner Oliver Crane
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