Orville Roy Cranor
March 4, 1915 - December 16, 1982
published: Sandpoint News Bulleti, December 22, 1982 Page 6
Longtime Sandpoint area resident, Orville Roy Cranor, 67, died at Kootenai Memorial Hospital in Coeur d'Alene Thursday, Dec 16
Funeral services were conducted at l p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, at the Moon Chapel in Sandpoint, with Dan Moore officiating Fraternal rites were given by the Eagles, Aerie No. 589 of Sandpoint. Military graveside rites followed by Jhe VFW, Post No. 2453 of ^Sandpoint at the MacArthur "Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the VFW building fund in Sandpoint.
Mr Cranor was born on March 4, 1915 in Calhan, Colo., and was the son of the late Roy and Ruth Cranor He married Dorothy Adamson on June 12, 1937 in Glenwood Springs, Colo , and the couple moved to Sandpoint in 1951.
Mr. Cranor worked as a pile driver and construction worker for a number of years in the Sandpoint area and for 14 years in Alaska where he retired in 1977. He enjoyed flying and while in Alaska in 1975, he purchased his own plane, flew it back to Sandpoint and rebuilt it.
A lifetime member of the VFW Post No. 2453 in Sandpoint, Mr Cranor was also a member of the Eagles, Aerie No. 589, the National Grange and an active member of the Pack River Grange.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy G. Cranor of Sandpoint; three sons, Roy D. Cranor of Valdez, Alaska Lonnie R. Cranor of Wasilla Alaska, Glen T. Cranor of New Iberia, La.; and three daughters, Barbara R. Foote and Catherine M. Bizaillion of Anchorage, Alaska, and Noca J Kedish of Colburn. He is also survived by a 'brotHSr, Walter H Cranor of Monrovia, Calif , 13 grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.