OBITUARY

Alice Ruth Allen Crabtree

December 23, 1931March 1, 2019
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Alice Ruth Crabtree passed away Friday, March 1, 2019 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas.

The family will be at Bratcher Funeral Home for visitation Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, March 8, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church in Denison, with Rev. Michael Mattil officiating.

Alice was born December 23, 1931 in the Allen’s Chapel community near Honey Grove, Texas, the daughter of Rufus “Ruff” W. Allen, Sr. and Mathilda “Till” Ryser Allen. There was always plenty of laughter and stories when we all got together for the family pre-Christmas party.

She moved with several friends to the “big city” of Denison after graduation from Honey Grove High school in 1948. She worked for the Denison City Manager as secretary and taught typing at Denison Business School. There she met a handsome man named Carl and they were married on January 28, 1950.

She also worked for the Katy Railroad Association processing insurance claims for the railroad workers and their families. We knew that anywhere we stopped in Texas or Oklahoma she would know someone that lived there!

Somehow, she managed to work, be active in PTA and band/school activities, lead Cindy’s Camp Fire Girls group, support Clark and Chris through Boy Scouts and cheer on the Denison Yellow Jackets with Jim. She was active in Grace Lutheran Church for many years and still maintained her membership. She also loved to crochet, especially baby blankets. We told her she could open her own yarn shop, but she “might need that skein of yarn one of these days”.

Alice is survived by children Clark Crabtree (Fredda) of Denison, Cindy Peters (Patrick) of Plano, Chris Crabtree (Ann) of Newton, Texas; brother R. W. “Sonny” Allen, Jr. (Carole) of Garland; daughter-in-law Bessie Janan Crabtree of Denison; grandchildren Mark Johnson (Amy), Jeff Johnson (Stacy), Kyle Peters, Christina West, Nicole Sprinkle (Jonathan), Kimberly Stevens-Cooke; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband Carl, son James, sister Betty Turner and brother-in-law Louis Turner.

Personal condolences may be made at www.bratcherfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Rufus W. Allen Sr., Father
  • Mathilda Allen, Mother
  • Carl Crabtree, Husband
  • R W. Allen, Jr. and wife Carole, Brother
  • Betty Turner, Sister
  • James Crabtree, Son
  • Louis Turner, Brother-in-law
  • Clark Crabtree and wife Fredda, Son
  • Cindy Peters and husband Patrick, Daughter
  • Chris Crabtree and wife Ann, Son
  • Bessie Janan Crabtree, Daughter-in-law
  • Mark Johnson and wife Amy, Grandchild
  • Jeff Johnson and wife Stacy, Grandchild
  • Kyle Peters, Grandchild
  • Christina West, Grandchild
  • Nicole Sprinkle and husband Jonathan, Grandchild
  • Kimberly Stevens- Cooke, Grandchild
  • 7 ., Great-Grandchildren
  • Many ., Nieces & Nephews
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mark Johnson
  • Jeff Johnson
  • Preston Johnson
  • Les Turner
  • Lyle Turner
  • Kyle Peters

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Burial Friday, March 8, 2019
REMEMBERING

Alice Ruth Allen Crabtree

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Ricky and Iris Nichols

March 8, 2019

Our thought and prayers are with the family, Rest in Peace Ms Alice

Ellen Ramsey-Yeley

March 6, 2019

ALICE WAS A VERY SPECIAL LADY WE LOVED HER SHE LOVED TO SAT AND TALK WHEN I TOOK HER AVON BY ,MY SISTER BESSIE WAS MARRIED TO JIM HE WAS A FAVORITE BROTHER TO ME ,HE AND BESSIE CAME AND WE PLAYED GAMES,WE ENJOYED WHEN ALICE CAME TO OUR REUIONS,SHE WILL BE MISSED . RIP MY FRIEND,LOVE YOU,ELLEN AND TOM YELEY

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