It is with great sadness that the family of Jennifer Cheryl “Cherie” Crane announces her passing on April 6, 2022, in Cypress, TX at the age of 69. She was surrounded by the endless love of her children and Mother-in-Law as she peacefully transitioned from earth to heaven.
Cherie was born in Portland, OR to R.K. Davis and Virginia Montgomery Davis on September 21, 1952. They soon after laid roots near Tulsa, OK. Cherie’s natural maternal instinct was ignited with the gift and births of her two younger sisters, Pamela Gale and Judy Lynne. The three spent their early years forming an unbreakable bond that would continue through their lives. Pam and Judy both treasured their big sister for being their most valuable source of love, care, and protection.
Cherie attended Jenks High School, and as a teen met the love of her life, William Joseph “Bill” Crane. Together, they made their home in Houston, TX and dedicated their love and lives to their three children, Carl, Bill, and Cheryl. Cherie and Bill lived, loved, and weathered many storms together until his sudden death in 2004. They were a beautiful example of unity and perseverance, and their love will live forever through their family. Cherie’s children felt the depth of her unwavering, unconditional love every day of their lives.
Cherie’s role as a dedicated Mom and homemaker were admired by many. Anyone who knew her, or entered her home, knew that housework was her favorite activity. No wonder she was dubbed “TheMaid007”! She truly valued keeping a beautiful home and yard. She also enjoyed playing tennis and volunteering at her kids’ various school/sports/dance activities. She had many proud moments as an Aggie Mom! She loved a beautiful beach, the perfect frozen margarita, homemade sweet tea, and live country music. Cherie and her precious pup, Roxy, adored one another for over 18 years. She later found love, adventure, and companionship with wonderful friend Craig Johnson. They enjoyed many peaceful motorcycle rides throughout the Texas hill country together.
An exceptional Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter, Aunt and friend. But her most prized name was without a doubt, Granny. Her two Granddaughters, Stella Grace and Quinn Abigail, brought her unmatched joy. Together they shared priceless laughter, snuggles, secrets, smiles, tenderness, hugs and love that only Granny could give. She will live in her girl’s hearts forever and will always be watching over them with immense pride.
Cherie is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Crane, sister, Pam Stevenson, father, R.K. Davis, mother, Virginia Nikel, father-in-law, F.A. Rocky Crane, and father-in-law, Richard Anderson. She is lovingly remembered and survived by her sons, Carl and Bill Crane, daughter, Cheryl Hoffmann and husband Ed, granddaughters, Stella and Quinn, sister, Judy Broyles, mother-in-law, Billie Anderson, brothers-in-law, Jim Crane and wife Barbara, Richard Todd Anderson, and Donald Brent Anderson and wife April, sister-in-law Diane Contreraz and husband, and many beloved nieces and nephews. She will be missed by extended family, friends and neighbors.
The loss of Cherie is profound. Her family will forever cherish the blessing of being loved by her and live with a deeper understanding of how to love one another. “If we know how to love, it is because of you”.
Celebration of Life to be held Saturday May 14, 2022, 2-5 pm at The Brookwood Community.
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