Beatrice Crane
1925 - 2011
A longtime resident of La Jolla Shores, Beatrice Crane, aged 86, passed away on March 11, 2011 while in hospice care at Sunrise of La Jolla. After a series of strokes Bea was welcomed into Sunrise in September of 2010 with her little dog,Taco (Taco died in October). Bea was born in Chicago IL and moved out to California as a young woman.
She was preceded in death by her husband Allen Crane who passed away in 1994 and is buried by his side. Al was a retired pilot who ran a flying school, was an investor, and built the Beachcomber vacation apartment rentals in the early 1960's. After they were married, Bea & Al managed the Beachcomber together until his death after which, Bea continued on her own.
Bea loved animals, especially dogs and birds. Her sense of humor was a characteristic that endeared her to many. She was involved in the La Jolla Village Community Council and when Al was alive was active with the wives of the Quiet Birdmen (a society of aviators founded by WWI pilots; membership by invitation only).
She is survived by her brother Bill Snook from Chicago, and cousin Don Peddycord of Orland Park, IL along with nieces and cousins. A private burial service was held on March 17th at El Camino Memorial Park. She will be missed by friends, family and neighbors.
Published by La Jolla Light from Apr. 6 to May 7, 2011.
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I always enjoyed our conversations, knowledge and enthusiasm about the real estate market. RIP.
Tim Noonan
April 12, 2011
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