Obituary: David Joseph Crane

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David Joseph Crane, 26, of Idyllwild, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007, on the corner of Marion View Drive and Saunders Meadow Road, from injuries sustained after driving too fast and rolling his truck.

He was born Aug. 21, 1980, in Methuen, Mass., to Kate Riley and Daniel Crane. He attended St. Michael’s Grammar School in North Andover, Mass., and Pelham High School in Pelham, N.H.

He lived in Lawrence, Mass., until he was 9, then moved to Pelham, N.H., living there until he met his wife in Idyllwild in 2003 and never left.

Mr. Crane enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2001 and was discharged in 2003. He was a cook for 10 years and was in construction since age 7.

Services were held July 6. Burial was held July 13 in Elmwood Cemetery in Metheun, Mass. Miller-Jones Mortuary in Hemet handled arrangements.

Mr. Crane is survived by his wife, Gracie Everhart-Crane of Idyllwild; a 10-month-old daughter, Meeka, of Idyllwild; his mother, Kate Riley of Los Gatos; his father and stepmother, Daniel and Sandra Crane of Pelham, N.H.; and two brothers, Ian Taylor of Daniville, N.H., and Danny Crane of Pelham, N.H.

He loved all his friends in Idyllwild, and the family sends a great thank you to all who have helped them and each other throughout this sad event. “We love and bless all of you,” said Gracie.

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