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Courtenay Crane Cross


Courtenay Crane Cross of Carrolton, Texas passed peacefully on November 11, 2018

Memorial Service will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.

Courtenay was born on April 8, 1942. She is survived by her son/daughter-in-law: Marq LaFayette and Mary Ella Walters; daughter/son-in-law: Keely and Mike Mobley; grandchildren: Bennett Mobley, Hannah Mobley, and Julie Mobley. She was preceded in death by her husband: John H. Cross; parents: James M. and Faye P. Crane; brothers: Patrick B. Crane and Joseph B. Crane.

Courtenay grew up in Conroe, Texas and graduated from Conroe High School in 1960. After High school, she settled in Tomball to raise her children with then-husband, Carlos R. LaFayette. She earned her Early Childhood and Speech Pathology degree at Sam Houston State University. She worked in various school districts throughout the years, with one of her latest schools being Sam Houston Elementary where she had once been a student herself.

In later years, Courtenay married John Cross, and they resided in Hillsboro, Texas. After John's passing, she returned to Conroe and served as Executive Director at the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County. Ms. Cross loved her Montgomery County "roots" and invested much time researching and sharing with others the history Montgomery County. She later moved to Carrollton, Texas to be near her children and grandchildren.

Ms. Cross was an avid movie and theater fan. She enjoyed accompanying her children, grandchildren, and friends to performances anywhere there was a stage! Though, her favorite stages were those in New York. She even attended the 2014 Tony Awards. Her favorite? Kinky Boots, which she would sheepishly share, she had seen seven times. She lived her life as echoed by Kinky Boots' character, Lola: "One never knows what joy one might find amongst the unwanted."

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County at PO Box 2262 Conroe, TX 77305 or 

Conroe Funeral Directors
1504 N Thompson St
Conroe, TX 77301
(936) 756-2210

Conroe Courier
November 16, 2018



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