Rose Erickson

Obituary of Rose Erickson

Rose Elizabeth Peck Erickson, 92, of Willard St., Jamestown, joined her husband Robert in Heaven on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Heritage Park, Jamestown, NY.

She was born in Ripley, NY on June 29, 1924, the daughter of Alfred Henry and Blossom Rose Wellard Peck. She attended a one-room school through sixth grade, and then Sherman High School. She enjoyed keeping in touch with former classmates and teachers.

Rose and Robert were members of Lighthouse Baptist Church, and enjoyed listening to the radio broadcasts when they were unable to attend services in person.

Her kind heart and quick mind will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know her. She loved word puzzles, and always had a jigsaw puzzle in progress. Her outstanding sewing talents led her to create cherished wall hangings, ornaments, and Afghans. She turned greeting cards into detailed, crocheted bookmarks, sending hundreds to fund-raising missions throughout the country and the world.

She loved gardening, and was especially fond of white flowers. Family gathering at her home were full of laughter, favorite foods, and stories of earlier days. For such a tiny lady, she certainly gave good strong hugs!

Surviving are one son, George E. (Clarice) Lee of Ashville, NY; four daughters: Mary E. (LeRoy) Nash of Kellyton, AL, Connie M. Dahlin, Peggy J. (Larry) Straight, and Judy L. Kidder all of Jamestown; two stepsons: Dr. Roger A. (Sylvia) Erickson of Falconer, NY and Dr. Donald V. (Helen) Erickson of Jamestown, NY. Also surviving are grandchildren: Deborah (Jason) Cordell and Rebecca (Kevin) Boyd of Alabama, Christine (Jeffrey) Camp of Jamestown, Robert (Julie) Dahlin of Jamestown, Stephen (Jackie) Kidder of Florida, Nathan (Amy) Kidder of Ethiopia, Daniel (Kelly) Kidder of Washington, and Catherine (Ryan) Touron of North Carolina and step grandchildren: William (Amy) Erickson of Falconer, Lori (Ross) Morbey of Bermuda, and Andrew Erickson of Jamestown. She is also survived by 20 great-grandchildren, one brother, Rev. Charles L. Peck of Florida; two sisters: Celia L. Gammon of Missouri and Grace R. Juul of Florida, and several nephews, nieces, cousins, and their families.

Besides her parents, she was preceded death by her loving husband Robert V. Erickson on May 1, 2017, her brother Edgar D. Peck, her sister Gertrude H. Brehm, stepson Gary R. Erickson, and sons-in-law George Dahlin and James Kidder.

The funeral will be at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) Saturday in the Fluvanna Community Church. Rev. Dayle Keefer and Rev. Dr. Donald V. Erickson will officiate. Burial will be in Allen Cemetery.

Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the funeral service in the church on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be donated to the Lighthouse Baptist Church, 381 Camp St., Jamestown, NY 14701.