Grace A. Erickson

150x182-3208963[1]Grace A. Erickson, 88, of Roque River, Oregon, died Tuesday, January 6, 2015, in West Covina, CA.

Grace was born April 17, 1926 on the family farm in Reynoldsville, PA. She was the eldest daughter of Charles Blair and Zula Geneva (née Strouse) Adams.

Grace graduated from Reynoldsville High School in 1944, she then moved to California in 1945. Grace was Secretary to the Dean of Instruction at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College until her retirement in 1977.

After retirement, Grace and her husband Ed lived in Hamburg, CA and spent time on the farm in Reynoldsville, PA. In 2000, they moved to Rogue River, Oregon.

Grace’s favorite pastimes included sewing, quilting, fishing, computers, RVing and getting together with friends. She loved roses and spring flowers and planted them wherever she lived. Grace attended Foots Creek Chapel Church. She was a member of Daytimers, the Birthday Club and a bunco club.

Grace is survived by her daughters Jerri Potras and Kim (Amone) Fa’anunu of West Covina, CA; stepchildren John (Diana) Erickson of El Dorado, CA; Kristin White of Wilsonville, OR; Glenn Erickson, many grandchildren, nieces, friends and her beloved Llasa Apso, Maxie.

Grace was predeceased by husband Ed; sister Ethel Mae Roberts, niece Rebecca Aubuchon; and step granddaughter, Erika Erickson.

Visitation and graveside services will be Saturday, Jan. 17, 2014 at Memory Gardens Memorial Park in Medford, OR. Visitation will be at 12:00 pm followed by the graveside service at 2:00 pm. A memorial service will be at 3:00 PM at Foots Creek Chapel in Gold Hill. Pastor Bob MacKenzie will officiate.

Memorial donations may be to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are in the care of Memory Gardens Mortuary & Memorial Park, Medford, OR.

To send condolences online, visit memorygardensmortuary.com.


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