Pauline Crane McCracken, 82, our much-loved wife and mother returned home to her Heavenly Father on December 1, 2020 after several years of health problems and a 19-day battle with COVID-19.
Pauline was born on January 5, 1938 in Oakley, Idaho the second of five daughters born to Ralph Owen and Martha Walker Crane. She attended schools all around Magic Valley and graduated from Kimberly High School.
She moved to Twin Falls and went to work as a telephone operator where she met a handsome repairman who came to repair her switchboard. She married Lee Ronald McCracken on September 19, 1957 in the Logan Temple.
If only one description of Pauline could be made, she was the “Ultimate Homemaker.”
Pauline was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many roles. She loved working with the Sisters of her Ward, serving as Ward Relief Society President three times and in the Stake Relief Society Presidency for many years. She loved her Heavenly Father and loved her time as a worker at the Boise and Twin Falls Temples.
Pauline was active in the community serving as an election judge for many years. She also belonged to several book clubs all her married life and was an active member of Daughters of Utah Pioneers Camp, following in her grandmother’s footsteps.
Pauline is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Lee, and four children: Dennis of Salt Lake City, UT, Michael of CO, Alan of Norfolk, VA and Jennifer Austin of Twin Falls. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren: Hailey, Jasmine, Tori, Christopher, Mallory, William and Henry and by 6 great-grandchildren, one sister Lesley (Grant) Smith, a brother-in-law George Bingham and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her much-loved step-father W.T (Mike) Webb, and three sisters, Joan Havens, Carma Bingham and Kathleen Crane.
Funeral services will be held December 12 at noon at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building at 2085 S Temple Drive. Face masks are required. Burial will follow the service at Sunset Memorial Park. The service will be available on line later that afternoon on Pauline’s memorial page at www.roasenaufuneralhome.com.
Services are under the direction Rosenau Funeral Home.