Barbara M. Erickson
Barbara M. Erickson
  • March 5, 1932 - July 28, 2017
  • Safety Harbor, Florida

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Barbara McCormick Erickson, 85 of Clearwater, Florida died peacefully on July 28th, 2017 at Suncoast Hospice. She was surrounded by her family during her last few days on earth.

Barbara was born in Council Bluffs Iowa and moved to Omaha Nebraska as a young girl. After graduating high school, she attended The University of Nebraska- Lincoln where she graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. She was an active member of the Alpha Phi sorority.

After college, she moved to South Florida where she met and married Gordon Erickson, her husband of 59 years. They relocated to Orlando where their two children were born. In 1974 they moved to Clearwater where they continued to raise their family. She retired after 20 years teaching in the Pinellas County School system.

Barbara had a deep faith in God, was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her cheerful smile, quick wit, and kind heart made her a pleasure to be around.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Nora (Larsen) and Donald McCormick and her son Paul Erickson.

She is survived by her husband, Gordon Erickson, daughter Elizabeth Curkan, Terry Curkan, Grandsons Eric and Scott Curkan. Brother Jack McCormick.