Our beautiful, loving wife and mother entered heaven at 1:00am May 16th. She was surrounded by her loving husband and family holding her hands.
Meta (Mitzi) Marilyn Erskine was born June 25th 1929 to Herman and Pauline Uebele in Indianapolis, Indiana.
She became an accomplished pianist, was the local YWCA manager and a librarian, in addition to working at her father's golf club holding numerous jobs.
She attended Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana through her sophomore year. That year she was named the beauty queen of a large NCAA national athletic competition. Upon reaching age 21 she became a stewardess on American Airlines (her choice, arguably the best airline at the time), based in Los Angeles.
In 1952 she met her husband Randall Erskine and their 6 week romance led to 60+ years of marriage. Randall, a World War II veteran, was called back to serve as a Marine Corps fighter pilot in the Korean conflict. Upon leaving the service they lived in Elmhurst, Illinois, Fullerton, California, Walnut Creek, California, and retired to The Woodlands, TX. Mitzi spent 17 years as a Sunday school teacher and lecturer while in Fullerton. She was also among 100 former stewardesses nationwide selected to present a special promotion program developed by American Airlines.
Mitzi is survived by her husband Ran, their son Randy Erskine, and his wife Lori, and their daughter Kyle Newman. Their youngest daughter Wendy Thomas was in heaven to greet her mother with love and celebration. She is survived by her sister Mary Louise Hilliard and her husband (Dana Point, CA) and her brother Herman Jr. Uebele and his wife (LaPorte, IN). Her sister Erma Geiger preceded her in death. She is survived by her grandchildren Nick Erskine and his wife Nicole, Callie Erskine-Samples, Kipp Erskine, Randi Watkins and her husband Andy, Madison and Reilly Thomas in addition to three great grandchildren Kai, Avery, and Bronson. A host of loving family (nieces and nephews) in California, Indiana, South Carolina, Florida and Texas truly loved Mitzi and will miss her love for them. Mitzi had many friendships she cherished from coast to coast including her Hawaiian Ohana that she considered a second home.
Mitzi's husband Ran, the luckiest guy in the world, and Mitzi, the luckiest girl in the world, were looking forward to their 61st year of marriage this past May 31st 2013.
A private family service will be held. If anyone is interested in gifting in Mitzi's memory please give to the
, Wounded Warriors Project or to your local church missions to spread God's Word.