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April 9, 2013

Betty Lou (Thurman) Crane

CLAREMORE — Betty Lou (Thurman) Crane went to live with the Lord in Heaven on April 1, 2013. She was surrounded by family and her devoted husband of 61 years when she passed peacefully.

Betty was born and raised in Claremore where she met and later married Orin C. Crane, the love of her life. Together, they raised their three children, Sherri Ann (Crane) Pardo, Brian Crane and Lisa Crane.

Betty was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She touched us all with her sweetness and love. Her sense of humor, at times innocent, was constant and has left us all with many fond memories.

Betty will be deeply missed by all whom she touched.

She is survived by her loving husband, Orin Crane, of Centennial, Colo.; her son, Brian Crane, of Denver, Colo.; daughters, Sherri Pardo and Lisa Crane, of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother, Jim Thurman, of Tulsa; four grandchildren, Christopher Pardo, Alexandra Pardo, Jaycee Crane and Joshua Crane, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, John and Dottie Thurman, of Claremore; and her siblings, Irene Taylor, Evelyn Story, George Thurman, Frank Thurman and Eulah Thurman.

May you look down upon us as the angel we always knew you were.  

Services will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, Denver, Colo., on April 6, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Denver Hospice or The American Cancer Society.

 

 

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