Nancy Crabtree passed away at home on July, 11, 2021, following a long illness.
She was born on February 18, 1944, in Kalispell, MT, to Glenyce and Archie Krogstad. After graduating from high school, she attended Montana State University and got her teaching degree and met her husband, Joe Crabtree. After a brief time living in Germany, they returned to the states, first living in Minnesota before returning to Montana and settling in Missoula where they raised their two children.
Nancy's joy and passion in life was teaching. She spent her summers taking classes and gathering materials to make sure her students had the best school year she could give them. She took an interest in each student and is remembered by many as the best teacher they had. Her legacy lives on in them.
She is survived by her husband, Joe, and her children Scott (Amandine) Crabtree and Jennifer Crabtree. Her three granddaughters, Lilia, Violette, and Iris, were the apples of her eye. She is also survived by her brothers Jim Krogstad and Terry Krogstad as well as her sister Randi Sutton. She will also be remembered and missed by her nieces, friends, and those she taught over the years.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to the Poverello Center in Missoula, MT.