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Obituary: Lorraine Gomez Erickson

1926~2003

Lorraine Erickson, 77, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many returned home to her Heavenly Father and beloved husband, Sunday, August 31, 2003 at the Pioneer Valley Hospital surrounded by family.

Born April 9, 1926 in Spanish Fork, Utah to Joseph B. and Lilly Braithwaite Gomez. She married Hugh DeWayne Erickson February 7, 1945 in the Salt Lake Temple. She graduated from Spanish Fork High School. She was an active member of the Amity Club, which was started as a support group of spouses whose husbands were serving in World War II.

She worked many years for the Provo School District school lunch program and later worked with her husband as a campground host for the U.S. Forest Service. An active member of the LDS Church, Lorraine served in various positions. She enjoyed serving others and was a tremendous example of good to all those around her.

Lorraine loved being a mother and grandmother. She enjoyed traveling and camping in her trailer while spending time with friends and family. Lorraine loved baking, sewing and canning. A fresh loaf of homemade bread could always be smelled at grandma's house. She was a peacemaker and always made those around her happy.

Survived by her five children, Gary Erickson, Orem; Richard (Connie) Erickson, Orem; David (Susan) Erickson, West Valley; Susan (Syd) James, Las Vegas, NV; Judy (Kevin) Jolley, Las Vegas, NV; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Allen (Sharon) Gomez, Mapleton; sister, Lavern (Don) Rhodes, Idaho Falls, ID. Preceded in death by her parents; brother, Erwin Gomez; grandson, Jacob S. James and husband.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 5, 11 a.m. in the Vermont 2nd ward chapel, 400 North 400 East in Orem. Friends may call at Walker Sanderson Mortuary, 646 East 800 North in Orem Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Friday 9:35-10:45 a.m. at the church in Orem. Burial will be in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.

We are very thankful for our wonderful mother and best friend. We would like to thank all those who have helped in caring for our mother.