LaRae Whiting Crane

Nov. 4, 1932 - Jul. 8, 2018

Date of Service: Jul. 14, 2018

BURLEY – LaRae Whiting Crane, an 85-year-old resident of Burley, died Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.

She was born Nov. 4, 1932, in Burley, Idaho, the daughter of Ray LaVern and Cleo Call Whiting. She graduated from Rupert High School in 1950, and subsequently attended Henager’s Business School in Salt Lake City, Utah, finally completing her four years of college at CSI in Twin Falls. She married Danford LeRoy Crane on Nov. 12, 1952, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

LaRae was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as president in many of the auxiliaries, worked in family history research and served 11 six-month missions with her husband, Dan. She was active in the community and had served on the Red Cross and Cancer committees and other civic boards.

She loved sewing, tailoring, gardening, and was a well-known, skilled artist in oil painting. During her younger years, she was active and participated in the music circles of church and community as an accomplished singer. However, most important to her was family.

She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Dan Crane of Burley; sons, Curtis (Susan) of Edmond, Oklahoma, Mark (Candace) of Morgan, Utah, Dell (Joan) of San Leandro, California, Kyle (LaRae) of St. George, Utah, Troy (Kari) of Burley, and Dan (Shaunna) of Kimberly; one sister, Colleen Miller of Mesa, Arizona; 31 grandchildren; and 52 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Robert Whiting Crane; her brother, Jay Whiting; a sister, Carol Ann; and two grandchildren, Molly and Travis.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Burley 3rd Ward, 2200 Oakley Ave., with Bishop Steven Gerratt officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday, preceding the service at the church.