Mary Virginia Erickson

Date of Birth

November 21, 1923

Date of Death

May 4, 2017

Born November 21, 1923 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan to parents Frances and Sherrod Noe, Mary Virginia Erickson passed away on May 4, 2017 in Solvang, California.

Virginia will long be remembered for her independent thinking, strength of character, sense of humor, and love of life. There was always room for one more at her table, not only because of her great cooking, but also for her joy to be surrounded by family and friends, and her many pets.

In their early years together, Virginia helped her husband Rod in his construction business. They built a number of homes for their family in the San Fernando Valley and Lake Arrowhead, eventually settling at “the ranch”, their beloved home In Solvang.

Virginia was always active and athletic. She was a champion water skier, showed Welsh Ponies, and was a member of both the Santa Ynez Valley Hunt Club and the Sage Hens.

Many friends will remember her for the delicious homemade jams that she made in vast quantities, a tradition that she lovingly passed on to her great-granddaughter. This truly expresses the wonderful spirit and generous nature that we will all remember her for.

She was preceded in death by her husband Eric Roderick Erickson. She is survived by her 3 children; Eric Roderick Erickson (Neil E. Korpinen), Gregory Standfill Erickson (Annie Erickson Yakutis), and Lisa Kristina Erickson, 3 grandchildren; Jennie Anderson Pruden (James Pruden), Karl Grey “Bear” Erickson, and Nico Naretto, and a great granddaughter, Payton Anderson.

A Memorial Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Loper Funeral Chapel in Ballard, California.


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