Evelyn Johnson Erickson passed away peacefully on May 12, 2012, at Panorama City in Lacey.
Evelyn was born on June 18, 1930, in Aberdeen, Washington, to Svarre and Milly Hazelquist. She graduated from R.A. Long High School in 1949 and later that year married Norm Johnson. They lived in Hoquiam and raised three children, Karen, Larry and Daniel. She worked at National Bank of Commerce, Timbermen’s Bank, 5 Jay’s Drive In and Grays Harbor Veneer. Evelyn and Norm were divorced.
In 1985, Evelyn married Arthur Erickson and moved to Seattle. Upon Arthur’s death in 1996, Evelyn returned to Hoquiam and there she lived out the rest of her days.
Evelyn was very involved in the lives of her children. She served as PTA president at Emerson Elementary, Girl Scout troop leader, and helped plan graduation parties. She also enjoyed gatherings that involved many people and had a passion for flowers and gardening. She was an active member of the MS Society. She loved to play cards and enjoyed spending time with family and friends during holidays. Decorating for special occasions was very important to her. She had a love of the outdoors that took her to Nulki Lake, Ketchikan, Alaska and many bird hunting outings in eastern Washington. A few of her favorite trips were to Las Vegas, Hawaii, Norway and Mississippi. She was very good natured in spite of her physical challenges, remained positive about life, and served as an inspiration to family and friends.
Evelyn is survived by her children, Karen Griggs (Dave), Larry Johnson (Mari), Daniel Johnson (Julie) and six grandchildren, Colin, Erika, Jamie, Evan, Joel and Maddie. She also leaves behind her brothers, Al Hazelquist (Marilyn), Don Hazelquist (Joyce); Aunt Rosie Wayman and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Evelyn will be missed by many!
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the Coleman Mortuary, 422 - 5th Street in Hoquiam.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2012, at the Coleman Mortuary Chapel in Hoquiam. Concluding services and interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park in Hoquiam.
A potluck celebration of her life will follow at the Our Lady Of Good Help Church, 200 “L” Street in Hoquiam.
Visit www.colemanmortuary.net to view and sign the on-line guest book.