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Raymond Dale Cranmer

May 8, 1926 ~ March 17, 2018 (age 91)
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Raymond Dale Cranmer was born May 8, 1926 in Wakita, Oklahoma to Samuel Flemmy Cranmer and Ruthie Belle (Bebout) Cranmer. He passed from this life Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Owasso, Oklahoma, at the age of 91 years. Dale was raised and educated in Wakita, Oklahoma and graduated with the Gore High School Class of 1944. He was married May 27, 1947 to Margaret Evelyn (Mills) Cranmer. After Margaret passed on October 5, 1985, Dale later remarried to Bernadine (Utterback) Cranmer. He spent most of his working life as a supervisor for Hughes Aircraft, being employed there for over 30 years. Dale was a man of faith and attended St. Norbert Catholic Church in Orange, California most of his life. He was an avid farmer when he was younger and moved to Caldwell, Kansas 26 years ago so he could revisit his passion for farming. It was in Caldwell where he met and married Bernadine on August 13, 1994. Then, in 2008 they moved to Owasso, and began attending St. Henry Catholic Church. Dale enjoyed a variety of pastimes such as farming, golfing, collecting donkeys, working on old cars, and coaching little league baseball. Those he leaves behind who hold many cherished memories include:
His Wife;
Bernadine Cranmer, of Owasso
4 Children;
Mary Cranmer and Jack Pellett of Orange, California
Cindy Sorber and husband Gary, of Mulvane, Kansas
Ray Cranmer and wife Sheri, of Moreno Valley, California
Mark Cranmer and wife Pamela, of Corona, California
3 Step Children;
Bryan Utterback and wife Bonnie, of Foley, Alabama
Glynda McClure and husband John, of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Brent Utterback, of Tulsa, Oklahoma
16 Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren
1 Brother;
Bert Cranmer, of Farmersville, Texas
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Ruthie, first wife, Margaret, 4 brothers, Ed, Ernie, Ira, and Russell, and 2 sisters, Ruth and Ruby.


Donations may be made to:

CHOC Hospital
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