Gwenyth Jae CraneSeptember 9, 2017
Gwenyth Jae Jensen Crane, 89 was called home September 9, 2017, gaining the heavenly blessings she so much deserved. She passed away in Salt Lake City surrounded by her family. Gwenyth was born July 24, 1928 to Orval Charles and Ethel Jolley Jensen in Provo, Utah. She grew up in Redmond, Utah with her two sisters and one brother. She attended BYU earning bachelor degrees in elementary education and music.She married John Burton Crane "JB" on May 19, 1950 in the Manti Temple. They made their home in Salina, Utah where they raised three children. She taught for many years in both elementary and high school, instilling in her students the love of learning she always had.
Gwenyth was well known for her musical talents, sharing them with many vocal groups, church programs, weddings, funerals, and school functions. Not only was she a very accomplished pianist, she also played the accordion. She was a talented writer and shared book reports with many organizations. She loved serving in the Manti Temple and as a missionary at Cove Fort, but her greatest joy was her family. Her favorite times were spent with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Gwenyth is survived by her daughters: Johneen (Larry) Anderson and Shelley (Rick) Pingree; 13 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way; sister, Sheree (Sheron) Harward; and brother, Farrell (Valleen) Jensen.
Preceded in death by her husband; son, Kurt Crane; sister and brother-in-law, RueLeen and Fred Sheppard; 2 nieces and 1 nephew.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to At Home Hospice of Salina and The Lodge Hospice in Salt Lake for their compassionate care of our sweet mother. A special thank you to her sister, Sheree, who was always there to help her with anything she needed.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Salina LDS Stake Center, 98 West 400 North Salina, Utah. Friends may call at the stake center in Salina Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. or Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Salina Eastside Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com