Memorial Service Planned for Ruth N. Erickson

MERCER ISLAND, WA (February 14, 2013) – A memorial service for Ruth N. (Cheramy) Erickson, widow of Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Roy Erickson, will be conducted at 2 p.m. February 23 at Covenant Shores Retirement Community.

Erickson, 93, died February 6 in Mercer Island. She was born May 4, 1919, in Holyoke, Colorado.

Erickson attended Colorado State College of Education before attending North Park College, where she studied Christian education. She graduated in 1943.

She married Roy Erickson on August 22, 1943. The couple served the Covenant church in Topeka, Kansas; First Covenant Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Bethany Covenant Church in Chicago, Illinois; First Covenant Church in Seattle, Washington; Livingston, New Jersey; Turlock Covenant Church in Turlock, California; and six interim pastorates following retirement.

He died in 2004. She also was preceded in death by her son, Craig Erickson. Survivors include sons Gene, Mark, and Bruce, and her daughter, Joyce.

Memorial contributions should be directed to the Covenant Shores Benevolence Fund (in memory of Ruth Erickson), 9150 Fortuna Drive Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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