Eunice M. Crabtree

December 2, 1932December 29, 2018

Eunice Marie Crabtree, 86, of Idaho Falls passed away peacefully on December 29, 2018. Eunice was born in Seward, NE to Herman and Emma Prochnow on a chilly December morning in 1932. Eunice was raised in the Midwest where she graduated valedictorian of her high school at 16. An independent woman, Eunice began a career as a jeweler and watch repair apprentice. She moved to Idaho Falls with her new husband Kenny in 1956. Eunice’s strong work ethic enabled her to embark on a long career with Rogers Brothers, French’s, and Pillsbury holding several non-traditional positions for women at these companies. Eunice had an artistic side, enjoying crocheting afghans and embroidering pillow cases. As a young woman new to the area Eunice created a large (2.5 ft. by 5 ft.) eggshell floral still life to adorn their new home. Kenny did mention for years, please no more eggs! She continued to love pretty things and jewelry throughout her life. Eunice was preceded in death by her husband Kenny and two brothers, Raymond and Richard. She is survived by her three children Lynne Whiting (Larry) of Idaho Falls ID, Jon Crabtree (JoAnn) of Vancouver WA, and Lorie Francis (John) of Rolla MO; grandchildren Daniel Hansen, Eric Hansen, Brent Crabtree, Riley Crabtree, Matthew Francis, and Paul Francis; great grandchildren Leslie, Courtney, Tristan, Zachary, Madison, Persais, and Imani; great great grandchildren Amethyst and Brooklyn. No public service is planned, but in her honor feel free to pick out a new outfit and a sparkly piece of jewelry to go with it.


Eunice M. Crabtree

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Rich Hentzen

January 12, 2019

Very surprised that she was born in my home town of Seward, NE. One of my best buddies was a Norm Prochnow, son of Oscar Prochnow. I have no idea if Eunice was related. At least it is a surprising possibility. Rest in peace.

Norman Harada

January 7, 2019

I worked alongside Eunice back in the mid 80's at French's. I was fresh out of high school and employed by Nulph Brothers Trucking. Eunice would always give me motherly advice to keep me out of trouble. I departed and embarked on a successful career in the US Air Force. I often thought of the Eunice's advice, never failed to keep me out of trouble. The memories will be cherished forever. Rest in Peace, my friend