Beatrice Elizabeth Young

January 20, 1918September 12, 2013

Beatrice E. (Crabtree) Young, 95, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2013, at her home in Snohomish, Washington, surrounded by family and close friends. Bea was born January 20, 1918 in Shelby, Montana, to James A. Crabtree and Albertina Frances (Altman) Crabtree. Bea graduated from high school in Sandpoint, Idaho, in 1935. She then attended Beauty School in Oregon. While working in Klamath Falls, Oregon, she met Gilbert L. Jonas. They were married in Reno, Nevada in 1939. Bea and Gil had four children: Kay, Bill, Judy, and Ron. The family settled in Thompson Falls, Montana in the early 1950s. Bea owned and operated a beauty salon in town for many years. While in Montana, they enjoyed hunting, fishing, and picnicking as a family. In 1965, the family moved to Bothell, Washington. Tragically, in 1974 Gil died in an automobile accident. Bea returned to Thompson Falls in 1975 and was later married Donald R. Young in 1978. Don and Bea were happily married until his death in 1995. During her marriage to Don, they were very active in horse racing, as well as breeding and raising their own horses. Most will remember Bea as a wonderful woman who loved to laugh, was always smiling, and was the happiest when with her family. She truly was the matriarch of the family. Bea is survived by her daughter Kay Landwehr, Pahrump, Nevada; son and daughter-in-law Bill and Laurie Jonas, Mesa, Arizona; daughter and son-in-law Judy and Gary Pritzkau, Snohomish, Washington; son, Ron Jonas, Bothell, Washington; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at Swans Trail, 5511 64th St SE, Snohomish, Washington, at 2PM. Graveside services and burial will be at Thompson Falls Cemetery in Thompson Falls, Montana, at 1PM, September 21, 2013. Funeral arrangements by Bauer Funeral Chapel (


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 19, 2013

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Lou and Sharon Kolkhorst

September 20, 2014

We were so lucky to have Auntie Bea in our family. She made our Uncle Don so very happy. Some of our fondest memories are the visits to Montana, Spokane for the races and their visit to our home when we lived in Renton. Our only regret is that we were not able to have more time with both of them. Thank you for having the pictures of them that we had never seen before. Aunt Bea will be in our hearts and memories forever.

Lorna Carenaz Crabtree

September 20, 2013

rest In peace Aunt Bea, Love You

Lisa Henry

September 19, 2013

Bea loved to tease me. She always had a twinkle in her eye. She was so much fun to be around, she would come spend the weekend with me and Ron. I always looked forward to her being with us. She was always a joy. I loved Bea very much and I am a better person for having known her.

Bill(Lew) Lewis

September 19, 2013

Bea was always the light in the room and loved to have fun! Her love for life was admired greatly and she will be missed. Peace be in your families hearts, what a great women you had in your lives. Rest in Peace Bea.

Lew and Family

~Jen Wuebel

September 19, 2013

Our "Sweet Pea" Thats what my daughter and I would call her. Every spring we would bring her sweet pea's from our garden, she so loved the smell of them. She was a giver of the best advice, always given with a kind heart. This world was a brighter place with her in it. The always had a smile and a twinkle in her eye for a friend. We will miss her beyond words. Until we meet again Sweet Bea..

Madeline Morehouse

September 19, 2013

I remember your dear Mother to have a huge golden heart. Her words sweet and kind. A classy lady. My condolences to the entire family.

Christine (Davis) Wallace

September 18, 2013

growing up in Thompson Falls, Bea was a part of my youth years daughter Judy and I were classmates Bea was the one who gave us the haircuts and smelly perms and fixed our hair gorgeous for senior pictures Sympathy to the family

Marcy Barthel

September 18, 2013

In the time I got to know your mom, grandma I was truly blessed. She will always be in my heart we had a special friendship that I will never forget. Thank you Lord for letting me know such a beautiful person. Rest In Peace my friend.

Amanda Jester

September 17, 2013

To even glance her way would make my entire soul light up and everything felt OK in this world. She will always be my shining light, my beautiful grandma bea, who could always make anyone smile and laugh. I will miss her hugs the most but I know she is in complete peace with the rest of our family and energy never dies. RIP My Sweet Grandma Bea <3

September 17, 2013

Ms Bea, as we knew her was such a beautiful just always enjoyed being around her and she will be missed by many....R.I.P. Ms Bea
Gloria & Jack