Marian Agnes McGrane

November 8, 1930November 15, 2020

Marian A. McGrane, of Longmont, passed away peacefully at home on November 15, 2020. She had just celebrated her 90th birthday. Marian was born in Grand Gorge, NY on November 8, 1930 to Elwood and Edna (Yanson) Clark. She was married in Kingston, NY in 1953 to Thomas R. McGrane, Jr.

Marian retired from IBM after 18 years of service. She and Tom spent many years traveling. Marian loved sunshine and being outdoors, playing tennis or working in her flowers. She was an avid sports enthusiast, following the CU Buffs and Colorado Rockies. Marian was her grandkids biggest fan and she loved watching them participate in sports and followed all their activities. Family was everything to Marian. She treasured phone calls and visits from her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Marian is survived by her children, Robert (Barbara) McGrane of Berthoud and Michele (Joe) Moyer of Erie; her sister, Victoria Clark of Petersburg, N.Y. along with grandchildren, Kristin Anderson, Kara Felton, Jamie McGrane and Tom McGrane and great grandchildren, Everly, Chloe and Quinn Anderson and Wade and Wesley Felton. She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas.

A private graveside will be held at Mountain View Cemetery. Please visit to share memories and condolences with the family.



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November 26, 2020

Marion was one of the first to welcome my mother and I when we moved in to our home. She was always happy and fun to be around.

Janell Flaig

November 25, 2020

Marian was always so cheerful and full of laughter when I saw her in the Villas Community. Deepest sympathy to her family.

Helen Hart

November 23, 2020

I got to know Marion many years ago when Tom was my manager. I have never forgotten the story she told about when she and Tom went skiing in the Colorado mountains. To this day I still smile when I recall how we laughed as she shared details of the experience. It was such a joy to know her.

So sorry for your loss.
Helen Hart

Marilyn Gellman

November 23, 2020

Although it has been years since I saw Marian, I remember her vividly and was so sorry to read of her passing. We worked together at IBM for several years.

I remember Marian as always being very well groomed, happy-go-lucky, and a great dessert baker, which she shared with her co-workers. I remember her as such a happy person!

My deepest sympathy to the Family.
Marilyn Gellman

Carol Coburn

November 23, 2020

Dear Tom, Michele & Bob,

So sorry to hear about Marian's passing. I have many fond memories.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

With love, Carol

Karen Wood

November 23, 2020

Tom and family -
I will always remember when I started playing team tennis in Longmont. Marian was one of the first people that I met, and I knew that I was going to have a great time! Marian was so full of enthusiasm and fun ... competitive, but always laughing and sharing her beautiful smile. Sending our deepest condolences to all of you at the loss of someone so special and dear.
Karen and Don Wood

Tom and June Berlinger

November 22, 2020

Marian could always make me laugh. I loved it when she shared her jokes with anyone who would listen. She would be so proud of herself. Cliff DeJong was one of her biggest sources of jokes. It was such a pleasure bringing her my homemade chocolate chip cookies. I would ask her if she was hungry and she typically said "No", and then would proceed to eat three or four cookies. We had delightful visits on the patio. I loved seeing Marian with her baseball cap. She sure did love the Rockies. She often cursed at them but she loved them just the same.
Marian, rest in peace, dear friend. I will miss you and your smile!

Gregory Wolf

November 21, 2020

The joke was, she would let Bobby do anything, as long as I was with him. Her misplaced trust in me was just one of the reasons I loved Mrs. McGrane. All the McGrane's were a huge influence on me and I will always cherish my time with them. Ski trips in the motorhome, almost weekly dinners, and just hanging out at the house.
Mrs. McGrane always made me feel welcome and for the, all too brief, time I was around them, high school years, they were my second family. Mr. McGrane, her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and all that knew her have been truly blessed. May her memory continue to bless us all.

Barb Mcgrane

November 21, 2020

To MGM Grand, our Marian! She was the best mother -in -law and GrandMa! The beautiful and thoughtful gift giving to making our favorite foods to always putting our issues first...she always had a warm, cozy home for us to retreat to and would offer your favorite beverage just when you needed it. She raised up the best kids that would and did all they could for her and she sure set a high bar by her example. I sure loved her energy and love of life. I am better for having had her in my life.
PS Marian, thank you for all the babysitting - you saved my life.

Kathleen McGrane

November 21, 2020

My favorite childhood memories are of going to their home in West Hurley for barbecues and parties. So much fun! Aunt Marian was always bubbly, laughing, smiling and so much fun. On one particular visit I was at the age where I was learning to read, so she gave me some of my cousins books and set me in a quiet space so I could practice. At one point she came in and saw I was struggling with some of my words. She sent my cousin Tom (RIP) in to help me. In retrospect I am sure he would have been doing something outside with the rest of our cousins, but he sat with me and very patiently, helped me out. So here is a shout out to Aunt Marian and my cousin Tom, who were both always so kind. May you both find joy in your reunion and Rest in Peace


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