Nancy Ann Kraus

February 19, 1938 - October 10, 2019

Nancy Ann (Folden) Kraus was called home on October 10, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer at the age of 81. Nancy was born on February 19, 1938 to Laurence A. Folden and Lydia Margaret (Tedford) Folden in Polson, Montana. Nancy grew up in Peshastin, Washington and graduated from Peshastin High School in 1956.  

In September 1957 Nancy married William Robert Kraus. They lived in Skykomish, WA where they owned and operated the Chevron service station. Together they had three sons; Jeff, Paul and Gary. In June 1968 they moved to Peshastin where they were partners in a fruit orchard. Nancy worked in the fruit industry for over 45 years where she made many friends and acquaintances, finally retiring from Blue Bird at the age of 77.    

Nancy was an avid sports fan and especially loved her Seattle Seahawks and Mariners. She loved to bake for her family, and her grandkids will tell you her cookie jars was rarely empty. The great joy of Nancy’s life was her family and she took a special joy in being a grandma and great-grandma.  

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband William Kraus, sons Jeff Kraus and Gary Kraus, sisters Barbara Samuel, Dorothy Stonehocker, Marylinn Loveday, and Juanita Crossman, and her brother William Folden. She is survived by her son Paul Kraus, brother John Richard “Dick” Folden, and daughter-in-law Kris Kraus all of Peshastin, WA; sister Eileen Stonehocker of Spokane, WA; grandchildren Courtney Postelwait, Amy Edwards, Cody Smith, Brandon Kraus, Megan Solly, Melanie Kraus and Mitchell Kraus; and numerous great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and beloved friends. 

 Services will be held on Friday October 18, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Light in The Valley Community Church in Peshastin, WA with a reception to follow. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel.

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