Roberta June Crane passed away at her home in Herriman, Utah on October 22, 2019. She was born to Albert J (Bert) and Caroline (Carrie) Crane on June 3, 1916 in Herriman, Utah. A third generation Herriman settler, she contributed to her family and community throughout her 103 years. The community was her family and she was always there when a helping hand was needed. Her closest friends were her relatives of the same age; and they formed a special group they called, “The Cousins.” Roberta attended schools in Herriman, Riverton, and Sandy, graduating from Jordan High. After high school graduation she worked at the Herriman Merc for several years.
A talented pianist and organist, Roberta taught many generations of students in Herriman, Lark, Copperton and Riverton. She shared her talents whenever requested. Roberta and her sister Evelyn lovingly cared for their father until his passing in 1983 at the age of 96. They maintained the family home and gardens, opening them to family and friends for all occasions, including taking their turn for the monthly DUP and book club gatherings.
In 1966 Roberta joined Evelyn working at Riverton Motors. She was hired as the shop secretary working for Alan Stocking and Roy Litzen. Roberta will always be remembered for her loyalty and dependability during her 17 years there.
As a surrogate mother/grandmother, she was kind, tender, and encouraged positivity. Her humble loving spirit endured to the end when she quietly and without fuss slipped away in her sleep.
She is survived by her sister, Evelyn Crane (95); the “Bodell girls” and their spouses; Lisa and Lynn Egbert, Maridean and Grant Mines, Melodee and John Garvin, Stephanie and Robert Johnson; 17 of their children and 47 of their grandchildren. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the hospice staff: Arla, Jen, Rebecca and Dr. Scheidell, for their devoted care. Special thanks goes to Lisa, Lynn, Kayci, and Marian for being the primary caregivers over the last 15 years.
Funeral services will be held November 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the Herriman LDS Chapel at 13100 South 6000 West, Herriman. A viewing will precede the funeral from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Interment will be at the Herriman Cemetery.
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