Ruth Alice Erickson

Ruth Alice Erickson passed away September 2, 2013 at age 97. She was born to George and Alta Mae Acheson in 1916 and was raised on the family farm, in Dale, North Dakota. At age 21, she followed her sister to Seattle, WA where at age 22 she met and married Wayne Anderson and gave birth to a son, Robert. During World War II, she supported the war effort by working in the shipyards. They then moved to Everett where she gave birth to another son, Roger. She went on to marry Clark Erickson and had three more children, Dennis, Ruth Ann and Frank. Becoming a single mother, she successfully raised all five children on her own. She was preceded in death by sons, Bobby and Frank; as well as all seven of her siblings. At her request, no services will be held. You will be missed, Mom... God Speed!

Published in The Herald (Everett) from Sept. 17 to Sept. 25, 2013