We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Deegan Funeral Chapel
Edna Bea Crabtree passed away peacefully at her home in Escalon on June 20, 2022 at the age of 94. Edna was born the youngest of 16 children on November 17, 1927 to parents, Jesse and Florence Miller in Modesto. She has been an Escalon resident since 1977.
After marrying her husband, Clinton Crabtree in 1947, the two went into business together, operating a construction company, building residential homes throughout Stanislaus and San Joaquin County. Clinton and Edna raised their two sons in Salida, CA among many friends and family. They spent a few years living and working in Colorado. They enjoyed the outdoors especially fishing. They spent many hours fishing for trophy sized trout in various lakes and rivers of California and trophy salmon and halibut during their visits to Alaska. After retiring, the two enjoyed traveling in their motorhome. They would drive to Alaska to visit her family every year and also would make trips is Missouri. She enjoyed crocheting and jigsaw puzzles. One of her biggest joys was to cook and bake for her family. She will be remembered for her unfailing loyalty to her family, her unending patience and her sweet loving smile.
Edna leaves behind her sons, Lyle Crabtree (Jane) and Neil Crabtree (Deanna) and her grandchildren, Amanda Crabtree, Shelly Bennett and James Crabtree. She is preceded in death by her husband Clinton and all of her siblings. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, she particularly remained very close with her niece, Iola Holmes.
Deegan Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Crabtree family. A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Deegan Chapel in Escalon. She will be laid to rest at Burwood Cemetery during a private family committal. Remembrances may be made in Edna’s memory to Community Hospice. The family would like to give a special thanks to Edna’s many caregivers, especially her grandson, Jim. They helped her enjoy her last years comfortably in her home.