Jean C. Graves, 89, of Hugo, OK formerly of Baton Rouge, LA died Saturday, January 24, 2009. She was born December 29, 1919, in Monterey, LA, the daughter of Jack and Ruth (LaCroix) Crane. Jean had lived in Baton Rouge most all of her life and she worked for the State of LA for 50 years. She loved to travel, play bingo, shop and watch movies. During WWII Jean was Rosie the Riveter working as a welder in the Delta ship yard of New Orleans. Jean was preceded in death by her husband: Emmett in 1967; her parents; two brothers: Jack T Buddy Crane, Willie C. Crane; one sister: Doris Forman. She is survived by one son and daughter in law: Greg & Patty Graves of Gross Tete, LA; one daughter and son-in-law: Brenda & Butch Needham of Hugo, OK; one brother: Sam Crane of San Antonio, TX; four sisters: Ann Campbell, Betty Bairnsfather, Vera Mangiracina all of Monterey, LA, Sue Crawford of Hot Springs Village, AR; two grandchildren: Aaron Graves of Baton Rouge, LA, & Jill Twidwell of Aurora, CO; three great-grandchildren plus one grandson due in March 2009. A celebration of Jeans life will be held Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at the Resthaven Garden of Memories in Baton Rouge, LA. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book or send private condolences to the family at www.praterlampton.com.
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