In lieu of flowers please make donations to Optimal Hospice or the American Cancer Society in Dan's name.

Danny Cramer was born on October 30, 1949 in Taft, CA and passed away at his home on April 29, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Mr. Cramer was a 1967 TUHS graduate and a 1969 Taft College graduate.  In 1970, he was drafted into the United States Army where he served one tour in Vietnam earning medals for National Defense Service, Vietnam service, Vietnam campaign w/60 device, two overseas service bars, expert and marksman bars.  In 1971, Danny married his high school sweetheart, Pamela, and after being discharged from the Army, they made their home in Taft.  Danny then worked for over 30 hears in the oil field industry for companies such as Sierra Production, Pride and Key.  In 2001, he retired to spend more time with his family.  He loved summer camping trips to Mt. Able with his family most.  Every summer the Cramers took over the same camp site, so he made a wooden plaque for it declaring it “Cramers Corner” for the entire summer.  He also enjoyed restoring old cars and making them unique and his own, even though he never managed to keep one long.  He was a wonderful husband, dad, Pappy, son and brother and will be greatly missed.  Danny is preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Pamela Cox-Cramer; and his parents, Lenard and Vanita Cramer.  He is survived and missed by his children, son, Jeff Cramer; daughter, and her spouse, Andrea and Billy Messenger; his granddaughters, Jesse Jane Cramer, Danica, Karrigan and Berlynn Messenger; sisters, Janice Denny and fiance, Jim Holmes, Karyn and Russ Mason; brother and spouse, Bryan and Mary Cramer; many nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins.  Per Danny's request, there will be no viewing, funeral or memorial service.  The family would like to thank Optimal Hospice for their care in his last days and a special thank you to Kitty Shinn for being there above and beyond the call of duty.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to Optimal Hospice or the American Cancer Society in Dan's name.  To convey condolences, or sign an online registry, please visit