Linda Crabtree

Linda Diane Crabtree, 51, of Clinton, died March 6, 2003, at her home in Clinton.

She was born Dec. 5, 1951, in Kirkland to John and Evelyn Pearson and attended high school in Bothell. On July 11, 1980, she married Thomas Boyd Crabtree. They moved to Whidbey Island from Kent 20 years ago.

Linda was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clinton. She was an avid bowler for many years, bowling in several leagues and winning many trophies. She drove a school bus for South Whidbey School District for 14 years. She enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting with her husband, children and grandchildren. She was known to provide a loving environment for children that weren’t her own.

She was a member of the Seattle Jeep Club for about 10 years. She was known as the life of the party and was always pulling a joke or prank.

She was preceded in death by her mother and siblings Bobbi Ariz, Tinki and Dori Pearson, Jerry Pearson and Joni Pearson, all of Cle Elum.

She is survived by her father, John Pearson of Cle Elum; her husband, Thomas Crabtree; seven children, Tom and April Crabtree of Sedro-Woolley, Denise Madsen of Greenbank, Cindy and Joel Sutherland of Black Diamond, Michell and Ruel Hipple of Kent, Darlene and Matthew Shorey of Ferndale, Malinda Hallett and Scott Maples of Greenbank, and Brucie Crabtree of Granite Falls; and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clinton. Friends may meet with the family at the church immediately following the service. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. at the Arlington Cemetery, Arlington.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clinton.

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