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June 16, 1932 - September 23, 2022

Anne Peterson Crane, 90, passed away September 23, 2022. She was peaceful throughout her hospice experience, and with her faith sustaining her she was an inspiration to many.

Anne was born June 16, 1932, in Flushing, Long Island, New York, the only child of Col. Arthur and Idabelle Peterson. As a military dependent, Anne traveled to numerous locations around the world including Panama, and the Philippines. In high school, she was in several honor societies, leading to a full scholarship to George Washington University in Washington, DC where she joined Pi Beta Phi sorority and the scholarship holders’ services organization, Alpha Theta Nu. Her mother passed away in 1953 and her father in 1969.

Anne married William (Bill) McCrae Bradley in 1950 and was married for 23 years until he passed away in 1973. She is survived by their four children: Sharon Anne Linstid (Clay, deceased), Linda Bradley Romano (Steven), Mary Lou Bonsi (David, deceased) and William (Bill) Carey Bradley (Colleen). After the death of her first husband, Anne remarried Edward Byington Crane in 1976 and was married for 44 years until he passed away in 2020. She is also survived by four stepchildren: David Crane (Jeanne, deceased), Steven Crane (Carol), Dale Crane (Lucy) and Ellen Lane (Jeff). All totaled, Anne is survived by 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Throughout her life, Anne dedicated herself to serving others. With 30+ years of leadership roles in Girl Scouts, she instilled in her scouts the importance of values and a love for nature, crafts, creativity and independence. Anne was a dedicated volunteer in every place she lived. This included the American Red Cross, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force, and churches she attended. In Summit County alone, she volunteered at the St. Anthony Summit Hospital, Frisco Elementary School as an adoptive grandparent, the Summit County Partnership Program and the Summit County Community and Senior Center including serving on their Board of Directors (Anne was among the original founders).  With a devout faith, Anne was a member of Father Dyer United Methodist Church in Breckenridge and was a part of their choir as well as a member of the Summit Choral Society.

Anne’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service on October 3, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Father Dyer United Methodist Church, 310 Wellington Rd., Breckenridge, Colorado 80424. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to any of the following: Father Dyer United Methodist Church, (970) 453-2250; Summit County Community and Senior Center, 0083 Nancy’s Pl., Breckenridge, CO 80435; (970) 668-2940; or Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306, (718) 987-1931.