Our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle Stephen Albert Crabtree returned home to his Heavenly Father on January 18, 2021. He was born to Eugene and Maxine Crabtree on Aug 3, 1942 in Salt Lake City, UT. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Annette Larsen Crabtree, 8 children Wayne, Shane (Traci), Duane (Elissa), Roseann (Roger) Davis, Suseann (Billy) Meaders, Layne, Mariann (Jared) Lamoreaux, and Laurann (Derek) Wilkey and 24 grand-children. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his son Blane, daughter in-law Crystal (Layne) Crabtree and sister Geniel (John) Dixon.
He grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from West High School in 1961. He loved being in the ROTC and served in the National Guard for six years. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the London, England mission. He was married and sealed to his beautiful angel, Annette Larsen on April 20, 1965 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Stephen lived a life focused around family, faith and adventure. Stephen and Annette loved their family dearly and had 9 children in the span of 11 years. They gave their lives to serving their children and grandchildren and teaching them how to love each other and forgive freely. The family will always have fond memories of the countless hours spent together playing games, golfing, camping and exploring the beautiful state of Utah. Stephen loved the church and served in multiple bishoprics and countless other callings including teaching gospel doctrine. He cherished his time serving in the Jordan River Temple. He also enjoyed volunteering many hours at Tiny Tim’s Toy Factory.
A public viewing will be held from 12:00 to 1:30 PM on Saturday Jan 23rd at the chapel located on 3963 South Peachwood Drive, West Valley City, UT.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM. It will be broadcast on zoom as attendance will be limited to family and invited guests. Please feel free to view the service on this link or watch live on Duane Crabtree’s Facebook feed. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83216176969?pwd=Vm9URlhweW1kbGY4TGNVMG5KTThVdz09
Interment will be at Taylorsville City Cemetery 4575 South Redwood Road.
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