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Wayne Crathorne

 

August 8, 2019

Wayne Crathorne

Wayne Crathorne

A funeral service for Wayne Hale Crathorne, 84, was Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Holy Trinity Church in Palouse. Burial followed at the Greenwood Cemetery.

Mr. Crathorne died July 20, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif.

Born in Potlatch, Idaho, to Paul and Leota Price Crathorne June 28, 1935, his mother died when he was just two weeks old and he was raised by his uncle and aunt, Clifford and Naomi Crathorne Greer. He spent his early years in Potlatch, before the family moved to Lewiston, and he graduated from Lewiston High School in 1953. He attended the University of Idaho and received an undergraduate degree from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. He also attended Washington State University and earned a masters degree in guidance and counseling from Gonzaga University.

He was a teacher and counselor for more than 45 years in the Santa Clarita area at the William S. Hart Union High School District and the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District. He taught English as a second language at the Golden Oak Adult School in the evenings. He was a member of the Anglican (Episcopal) Church, Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and National Rifle Association. He served in the Air National Guard for six years. Some of his interests included gardening, skiing, hunting, and traveling. He spent summers working at Glacier National Park, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.

One of his international trips was to Crathorne Village in North Yorkshire, England, to learn more about the family heritage.

He never married. He is survived by a cousin, James (Carol) Crathorne of Moscow.

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