December 22, 1967 - March 6, 2021
Adelbert Garr Cranney III passed away March 6th in Orem, Utah. He was 53 years old. All who knew Garr will remember his warm smile, generous heart and his mantra to make the most of life! He lived each day with no regrets – spending long sabbaticals traveling to tropical locations and sharing his wave runner, motorcycle, scuba gear and sports car. Garr loved adventure, fixing-things, studying economics and lap swimming. He relished the outdoors: speeding up canyons, swimming across lakes, flying through the sky - he was always ready to have fun. Garr served for 20 years in the military and was proud to serve his country in assignments around the world. One of his favorites was doing intelligence work in the Middle East. He loved serving in the temple and spending time with his 19 nieces and nephews. Garr Cranney lll was born December 22, 1967 in Gainesville, Florida to Adelbert Garr Cranney II and Diana Martin Cranney. The 4th of 7 siblings, Garr grew up in Provo, UT and served an LDS Spanish speaking mission in New York City. He attended BYU on full scholarship, where he played Water Polo, and after his graduation served around the world in the United States Army, earning the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He also earned an MBA from Fordham University, spending time as a graduate student in China studying international business. He was the ultimate sibling and uncle. He will be missed dearly. Favorite memory from each sibling: Sharon: Garr loved growing plants, fruit trees and landscaping. My yard needed work and Garr took the project on whole-heartedly. He spent weeks helping me...installing drip lines, fertilizing, pruning and showing me areas where plants could best thrive. I loved driving around with Garr to different nurseries. He made sure I got the best price on the plants I was buying. With his big heart, Garr always made me feel loved, listened to and safe. Till we meet again, little brother. I love you! Susan: While Garr was recovering from a broken back and shoulder in the hospital, he would call people to check on them to see if he could help. He took care of my children when they were little and continued to take care of them as they’ve grown - they will miss him. Kendall: Garr dropped everything he was doing in life and set me up with a scuba dive job in Thailand for a year. He also gave me his motorcycle to cheer me up. Garr lived to help others. A great big brother. Kevin: I was Garr’s understudy - I followed him around as a kid and he taught me how to fix everything: swamp cooler, sprinklers, pool filter, and even taught me how to make a homemade blow torch! We also did a cross country motorcycle trip - got caught by the same cop speeding and he thought it was so cool. He was always thinking of making my life better. Danny: Garr taught me how to ride a bike and swim on the same day. One summer we traveled across the U.S. with a wave runner in tow stopping at random lakes along our route. His laughter was infectious; he made the world better. I will miss him. In lieu of flowers, Garr would have requested to take some time off, find a friend to go visit a national park:) Family Graveside Services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at the Logan City Cemetery with Military honors.
Adelbert Garr Cranney III passed away March 6th in Orem, Utah. He was 53 years old. All who knew Garr will remember his warm smile, generous heart and his mantra to make the most of life! He lived each day with no regrets – spending long... View Obituary & Service Information
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