Morris Crane

Morris James “Jim” Crane, 80, of Sweet Home, died July 11, 2009.

He was born May 15, 1929 in Billings, Mont., the son of James and Mary (Coughlin) Crane.

Mr. Crane worked for US West Telephone Co., in marketing, retiring after 27 years of service.

He moved to Oregon in 2003 from Lake Havasu, Ariz. settling in Sweet Home in July of 2004.

He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, boating and hunting. He also enjoyed cooking and watching most sports on television with his family and friends.

Mr. Crane is survived by his wife, Irene; children Tim, Dan, Connie, Tyler, J.J. Gordon, Janet, Gregory and Cheryl; sister Marlene Orham; 28 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren; and special friend Larry Oldham.

He was preceded in death by his son, Tom; and brother-in-law, Swede Orham.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 17, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.