|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1919|
|Death: ||Jan. 26, 2002|
Times-News, The (Twin Falls, ID) - January 30, 2002. Deceased Name: Phil William Crane, 83-year-old Burley resident, died Saturday, January 26, 2002, at Boswell Memorial Hospital in Sun City, Arizona. He was born January 22, 1919, in Burley, Idaho, the second of five children, to Alfred and Evelyn Mary Rideout Crane. He graduated from Burley High School in 1937, and after attending Albion State Normal School, he taught school in Montana for one year. At that time, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he worked for Lockheed Aircraft, and in Los Angeles, he met his future wife. Phil W. Crane and Elsie Maxine Andrews were married in Los Angeles on September 26, 1942, and to this union were born two sons, Michael Alfred Crane and Gregory Arthur Crane. Mr. Crane was in the Army during the Second World War and spent some time as a prisoner of war in Germany. He was among the fortunate ones to survive and return to his family. After he was discharged from the Army, he settled in Bremerton, Washington, where he worked for Puget Sound Power and Light Company as a lineman and line crew foreman until he retired in 1980. During those years he also purchased a 20-acre farm where, with the help of his sons, he operated a small state licensed grade-A dairy. After his sons left home, he developed the property into building lots. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a Bishop's Counselor, Bishop, member of the High Council and as a Counselor to the Stake President. After retirement, he chose to return to Idaho to be near his family. He and his wife lived there, spending their winters in San Diego, until his death, January 26, 2002.
He is survived by his wife Elsie of Burley; two sons, Michael Crane of San Francisco, California, and Gregory Crane of New York City, New York; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. Crane was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Alfred Crane of Burley, John Crane of Boise; and a sister Minnie Darrington of Declo. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 1, 2002, at the Burley Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2050 Normal Avenue, with Bishop H. Scott Horsley officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery. Friends may call at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 East 16th Street, Burley, on Thursday, from 6 until 8 p.m., and at the church on Friday, from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Twin Falls Photo
Alfred Crane (1888 - 1977)
Evelyn Mary Rideout Crane (1887 - 1970)
Elsie Maxine Andrews Crane (1921 - 2006)
Pleasant View Cemetery
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Find A Grave Memorial# 82932843
On behalf of my grandma Flossie (Sutherland) Clark & Andrews/Britton/Sutherland & Whipple relatives, RIP husband of Elsie.|
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