Patrick B. Crane

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Patrick Bennett Crane, Sr. of Montgomery Texas, peacefully left this world on July 17, 2017. Patrick was born February 19, 1939, in Houston, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Dale Buckalew Crane of Conroe, Texas; sister: Courtenay Crane Cross; daughters: Callie Mason and Sean Crane; son: Patrick Crane, Jr.; Dale's children: Debbie Buckalew Campbell, Don Buckalew Jr., Denny Buckalew and Deann Alger; grandchildren: Kyle Mason, Kaylie Mason, Dylan Konen and Allison Cooper; great grandchildren: Mackenzie Sedgebeer, Colton Cooper and Mackenzie Cooper; nieces, nephews, cousins, and beloved friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Tommie Carpenter Crane; parents, James Crane and Faye Patrick Crane, and by his brother, Joseph Crane.

Patrick grew up in Conroe, Texas and graduated from Conroe High School in 1957. After high school, he attended the University of Texas where he majored in history, graduating in 1962. He remained an avid Longhorn fan often wearing the burnt orange with pride. Patrick was a very proud Texan and cherished his years growing up in Conroe and he kept in contact with many of his childhood friends. Patrick was employed for 22 years at Trade-Rite Appliance and was the owner and operator of Hi-Tec Amusement for 8 years.

Patrick and Dale married September 21, 1990. They lived in Conroe, Texas before settling in Montgomery, Texas and Soldotna, Alaska where they split their time for many years. Patrick and Dale enjoyed traveling and spent many days traveling across the United States. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved nature, fishing and hunting. He was also an avid spectator of sports, especially, baseball, football, basketball and golf. Patrick also enjoyed reading and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank his daily caregivers at Plantation Assisted living for all the gentle and loving care he received. In addition, the family thanks Nurse Nicole and the entire staff of Texas Elite Hospice for the attentive care they provided Patrick during the last several months.

Patrick can be best remembered for enjoying the great outdoors, like bass fishing on Lake Conroe or salmon fishing from the banks of the Kenai River.

A memorial celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 2 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors, located at 1504 N Thompson St, Conroe, TX 77301.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the at https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/ or by mail at , P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Conroe 2727 N. Loop 336 W, Conroe, TX 77304.


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