CRANE, Margarette (Henderson)
Margarette Henderson Crane, 88, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at The Chesapeake. She was born Aug. 10, 1923, to Clinton and Muriel Henderson in Okmulgee County, Okla., and raised in Beggs, Okla. Mrs. Crane had been a Virginia resident off and on since her marriage to Coy A. Crane in 1955. They lived in Tripoli, Libya, and three years in Augsburg, Germany, while Mr. Crane served in the U.S. Army. They moved from Williamsburg to "The Chesapeake" in 2003. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Oklahoma College for Women and did graduate work at Oklahoma State University. She taught Vocational Home Economics in the Oklahoma Public Schools for 10 years prior to her marriage. She had been active in various Social and Garden Clubs over the years and worked as a Red Cross volunteer in the pharmacy at McDonald Army Hospital, Fort Eustis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Coy A. Crane; her sister, Irene Somerville; her brother, Jack J. Henderson and her parents. Inurnment will be private in Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Virginia Baptist Homes Foundation, Inc., Benevolent Fund at The Chesapeake, 955 Harpersville Rd., Newport News, VA 23601. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.