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In Memory

Reed Crane - Class of 1955

Idaho State Journal, 03/12/06

GEORGETOWN James Reid Crane, 69, passed away at his home in Georgetown, Idaho, on March 10, 2006, from congestive heart failure. He was born Sept. 11, 1936, to James G. and Norma Payne Crane in Wardboro, Idaho. They lived in Conda and later moved Georgetown to where he later attended grade school, then high school in Montpelier, Idaho.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1957 and upon returning home he married his sweetheart of 48 years, Joan Harris of Soda Springs, on Dec. 12, 1957, in Soda Springs. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan, Utah, LDS Temple on March 7, 1986. They lived in Soda for four years and then moved to Georgetown.

Reid was a member of the Georgetown LDS Second Ward. He served as Elders Quorum secretary, High Priest group leader, and also as a family history consultant. He and Joan served as officiators in the Logan LDS Temple for three years.

Reid worked for Central Farmers in Georgetown Canyon, El Paso Construction Co., Atlas Construction Co., and Dravo of Soda Springs from which he retired in 1991. Reid was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed gardening, flytying, and his grandchildren. He also enjoyed carrying on the Crane family tradition of raising sheep.

Reid is survived by his wife, Joan, of Georgetown, two sons, James Curtis (Sharon) of Soda Springs; Jeffery Reid (Marie) of Georgetown; two daughters, Julie Lyn (Don) Reno of Grace; Janet Ann Crane of Taylorsville, Utah. He is also survived by two brothers, Mike (Sharon) Crane of Atwater, Calif.; Al (Jo) Crane of Gold Canyon, Ariz.; one sister, Ann (Fred) Tate of Georgetown; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 14. Burial will be in the Georgetown Cemetery with services under the direction of Matthews Mortuary of Montpelier.