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BENNINGTON - Timothy William Crane, 66, beloved father, husband, and son, passed
away at his home Tuesday September 27, 2011, after a long, valiant battle with cancer.
Tim was born January 5, 1945, son of William and Lula Robison Crane, in Montpelier,
Idaho. He grew up in Bennington, Idaho, where he attended and graduated from local
schools. He served an LDS mission in Virginia and North Carolina.
He attended Ricks College, where he met the love of his life, Marilyn Garrett, of Star
Valley, Wyoming. They were married and sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on May 18, 1968.
Tim and Marilyn established their home at the family ranch north of Bennington, where he
built their beautiful log home and raised eight children.
He was a dedicated husband, father, and "papa." He loved nothing more than
spending time with his family. He also loved spending time in his garden, orchard, and in
the mountains, especially Pine Canyon on his father's homestead. He spent countless
hours with his wife beside him. He enjoyed building log furniture, country music,
collecting antiques, snowmobiling, hunting, ranching, and a good steak dinner. He was well
known as being patient, soft-spoken, hard working, optimistic, generous, kind, and humble.
He was employed for 32 years at Beker, Nu-West, and Agrium. In his early years, he
operated his own custom hay hauling business. He was one of the first in the valley to own
a bale wagon.
He actively served as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Tim is survived by his wife Marilyn, Bennington; four sons, Shane (Missy), Boise Idaho,
Lance (Misty), Bennington, Idaho, Brett, SLC, Utah, Bryce (Laurie), Bennington, Idaho;
three daughters, Julie (Roman), Idaho Falls, Idaho, Tami (Trevor), Pleasant View, Utah,
Kelli (Quincy), Logan, Utah; and daughter-in-law, Cari Crane. He is also survived by 25
grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; three brothers, and five sisters. He is preceded
in death by his son, Kacey, his parents, and sister, Karen Miller.
Services will be held Saturday, October 1, 2011, at noon at the Bennington LDS Chapel.
The viewing will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bennington church and on
Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. prior to services. Burial will be held in the Bennington
Funeral services are under the direction of the Sims Funeral Home. Condolences may be
made to the family online at www.simsfh.com?
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