July 1, 1929 - June 7, 2017
Services Date: June 14, 2017
Jean Charlotte Crane, née Schultz, passed away at her home in Long Beach on June 7, 2017 due to respiratory failure. Born in Los Angeles on July 1, 1929 to Sam and Anne Schultz, Jean is survived by her daughters, Nancy Hom of Cerritos and Linda Crane of Portland, OR, as well as her grandchildren Danny, Matthew and Jessica Hom. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Robert David Crane, who passed away in 2013, and to whom she was happily married for 64 years.
Jean, who grew up in a warm and vibrant Jewish family in West Adams, completed the Secretarial Course at Dorsey High School in 1947. Soon afterwards, she met her future husband Robert Crane, who had recently returned stateside from Army service in France, Belgium and Germany, at a B’nai B’rith social dance. They fell in love and were married on June 20, 1948.
Jean and Robert created a prosperous business that distributed wholesale clothing buttons to retailers in Los Angeles’ thriving garment industry. They settled down in Inglewood to raise their children after Jean gave birth to her daughters Nancy in 1953 and Linda in 1955. They moved to Long Beach in 1971 and enjoyed a long retirement beginning in 1986.
Jean was a kind, compassionate and very conversational mother, grandmother and wife, as well as a friend to many. She had many passions and interests, including travelling the Pacific Coast from San Diego to British Columbia with her children and grandchildren. After the passing of her late husband, she continued her active and joyful life in the company of her family and caregivers Gloria and Maricar, making friends at the senior center and still going on family trips. She will be forever missed and dearly loved by her family and friends.
Memorial services will take place at 2pm on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Lung Association.