Robert Lovell Crane, 89, passed away peacefully in Cedar City, Utah on November 29, 2022.\n\nBob was born on February 15, 1933, in Salina Utah, to Lovell and Maudell Crane. He lived with his parents and older sister, Bonnie, in Salina until 1944 when his father got a job with the railroad in Milford Utah. Bob’s family quickly realized the town of Milford becomes your family and remains so for the rest of your life. During this time there was no housing in Milford, so they moved into the Silver Horn Hotel and worked hard in the hotel cleaning and helping with maintenance. They welcomed a younger sister, Ileene in 1947 and made many memories together.\n\nBob played football and basketball at Milford High School and was awarded All-State honors. He also played football and basketball for Branch Agriculture College, which is now known as Southern Utah University. During this time, he earned All- Conference honors. He received his Associates degree in 1953 and then worked for the Standard Stations in Beaver, Cedar City and the Grand Canyon before enlisting in the Army. He spent 21 months in Korea and upon his return he continued his basketball career at Utah State University. There he graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in 1958. \n\nIn 1960, Bob went to Las Vegas to manage service stations downtown and on the strip. He also taught health classes and continued his love for basketball by coaching at Western High School. After he spent some time teaching, he decided he liked the service station business better and that is where he remained for the rest of his career. In his spare time, he played basketball for the Vegas City League with many star players. He was also a referee for the Western Athletic Conference and many high schools in Utah and Nevada.\n\nThroughout his life, Bob developed a love for horse racing. He enjoyed the experience and the many friends, jockeys, trainers, owners, and veterinarians he associated with.\n\nBob married Betty Larson in 1962 and helped raise her three daughters, Mitzi, Becky and Lisa. Together they had one daughter, Michelle. They later divorced and in 1994 married Jaine Adams and added three more stepdaughters, Sherry, Cindy, and Bonnie.\n\nHe is survived by his loving wife, Jaine Adams Crane, Daughter Michelle (Michael) Coss, stepdaughters Mitzi (Steve) Ashner, Becky Taleck, Lisa (Dan) Brown, Sherry (Jon) Allred, Cindy (Cary) Larson and Bonnie (Ryon) Bowler and many grandchildren, and great grandchildren.\n\nBob loved us all and he made sure we knew it.\n\nThe family wishes to thank Brenda Bentley and all the medical staff at Stonehenge Assisted Living for the loving care they provided to Bob over the past several months. And the team at Cedar City Hospital Infusion Center.\n\nA viewing will be held Monday December 5, 2022 from 9:30-10:30am at Southern Utah Mortuary (190 N 300 W). Interment will be in the Milford Cemetery at 2:30pm under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.