Donna Crabtree

Donna Crabtree

Donna Crabtree

Donna Crabtree was born on January 13, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan and departed this world on June 19, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. Donna was a passionate “girl, lady, woman, friend, daughter, sister, aunt, teacher, and student, but most importantly – wife”. She had many favorite quotes and words of wisdom such as, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” The 10% was looked at as a challenge to overcome, not an obstacle in her way. The 90% was full of zest, love, and excitement. Donna was spontaneous and willing to try almost anything, aside from vegetables. She loved and was loved unconditionally by those who knew her. She inspired not only her students, but everyone with her kind heart and never ending drive to lift others up to their best potential.

Donna’s family would like to thank her colleagues in Edmonds School District for their unwavering support of Donna from the moment she started student teaching at Chase Lake Elementary all the way through her time teaching in the Intermediate Intensive Social Emotional Support classroom at Lynndale Elementary. Her school was her extended family and she cared deeply about the staff and students. They would also like to thank all of the medical professionals who cared for, and about, Donna through her journey with cancer.Donna and Kate

She is survived by: her wife, Kate; grandmother – Rose Figlioli; parents – Denise and Michael Donna and KateMcTaggart; sister and brother-in-law – Carollee and Dominic Ferrarelli; brother – Jim Crabtree; step sister – Julie McTaggart; nephews – Matthew and Hayden Crabtree; niece – Samia Rose Ferrarelli; numerous cousins, aunts and uncles, and extended family. Also Kate’s parents, brother and sister-in-law and extended family who loved Donna.

Public Memorial – Saturday, July 23, 2016, 11:00 – 2:00 pm in the Christiansen Room at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo, WA 98275

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Donna’s school to allow her to further help the students and staff she loved so much. Please mail any donations to:
Lynndale Elementary
9521 – 240th St SW
Edmonds, WA 98020-5602

Please attach a memo of “In memory of Donna” along with your donation.

Our families so greatly appreciate your love and support during this time. Thank you all for your love and prayers.

10 Responses to “Donna Crabtree”

  • Chris Wiederhold says:

    Captain Frogger you will be forever in our hearts, thoughts and memories.

  • Hansi-Barbara (as Crabtree) Younkin says:

    Donna I’ve know you from the day you were born. You will be dearly missed. Aunt Barb and Carl.

  • Rich Miller Trupiano says:

    To her wife and the Crabtree family I went CBHS with I pass on my condolences, prayers and hugs. Rip very sad a wonderful person gone too soon.

  • sandra l Kennedy says:

    Jimmy I am so sorry for your loss My prayers are with you And your Family luvu Sandi

  • Sarah Speidel says:

    I will always remember Donna arguing with the copy machine at Lynndale after another paper jam. I wish I had known her better because I absolutely loved her humor and attitude. She will be dearly missed.

  • Renee Scheenks Mcmahan says:

    So sorry to hear this news. My heart goes out to the Crabtree family. RIP to our little sister Donna. Prayers and love for you all.

  • Deanna Chvala says:

    Anyone that met Donna met the funniest, kindest, compassionate human being around. Also when she loved someone she loved you completely. This world was blessed to have her. I was blessed to have called her my friend. I will miss her dearly. To Kate, her beautiful loving supportive wife… one made her happier. You were her rock. To Donna – we will love and miss you forever. You know I hate good byes so I will just say see you later.

  • C.B. says:

    My deepest condolences goes out to family and friends during this difficult time. May God provide you with the strength and comfort you need as you cope with your loss. Psalms 9:9

  • Diane Erickson says:

    Dear Kate,
    Craig and I are so sorry for your loss. Our memories of Donna are primarily from Kim’s wedding and boy did she make an impression! She was so much fun and we enjoyed her so much (especially Craig). Please pass our condolences to the rest of your family. We wish we could be there on Saturday. God bless you.
    Fondly, Diane and Craig Erickson

  • Wendall Barnes says:

    I was one of her students at Lynndale Elementary from 2014 to 2016 and she was the greatest teacher I’ve had. She pushed me to be a great person and always do the right thing and I thank the people that helped her. I wish her family the best.
    -Wendall Barnes

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