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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
attended 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, at 1 p.m. in the Georgetown LDS
Chapel where friends may visit with family that morning from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Burial
will be in the Georgetown Cemetery with services under the direction of Matthews Mortuary