The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 19, 2013

Crabtree, 90


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Ellen Crabtree will celebrate her 90th birthday with a family celebration and dinner Oct. 26 in Oklahoma City. Cards may be sent to 3706 King, Trinity Room 3018, Enid, OK 73703.

Ellen was born Oct. 22, 1923, in Payden, the daughter of William Burton and Minnie Holmes.

She attended grade school in Verden and received her high school G.E.D. in Durant.

She married James C. Hair in November 1939 in Oklahoma. He died in 1985.

She later married Robert Crabtree in November 1988 in Enid. He died in 2012.

She worked numerous years for IGA Grocery in Enid until its closing. She then worked for Gibsons until she moved to Colbert.

Ellen is a licensed minister and served 20 years as an evangelist in many areas before returning to Enid in 1988, where she is a member of First Assembly of God Church.

Her children are Donald R. Hair, College Station, Texas; Louise Jones Carlile, Moore; and Barbara Taborsky, of Enid. She has 12 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.