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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Pine Valley

1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Ericka L.G. Markley

February 4, 1971July 25, 2020
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Ericka L.G. Markley, 49, passed away peacefully at home on July 25, 2020. She was born in Guam on February 4, 1971, the daughter of Justo Torre Leon-Guerrero and Sally (Wessel) Leon-Guerrero.

Ericka attended Purdue University graduating in 2000 with and Associates of Science. She also graduated from Purdue University in 2007 with a Bachelor's of Science. In 2019 she graduated from IVY Tech with a degree in Massage Therapy.

Ericka owned her own photography business for the past eight years which was a passion of hers. In her spare time she enjoyed plants and gardening. She had a big heart and enjoyed helping others. Traveling with her husband Steven was also something they enjoyed doing together including snorkeling and camping.

Surviving are her husband of 23 years, Steven Markley; son, Harlan Julian; step-son, Justin Markley; grandchildren, Hailyn and Adeline; step-grandchildren, Mason and Maddox; father, Justo Torre Leon-Guerrero; brother, Scott (Cathy) Leon-Guerrero; sisters, Jillette (Jean Lescure) Torre Leon-Guerrero, Sally Sue (Donna DiVincenzo) Leon-Guerrero; brother, Vincent (Beth) Wessel Leon-Guerrero; nieces and nephews, Tatiana, Christopher, Clark, Torre, and Gabriel.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sally Jean Wessel Leon-Guerrero, in 2005.

Funeral Service will be held at 11am on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Visitation will be two hours prior.

The service can be viewed via Facebook Livestream at https://www.facebook.com/DOMcCombPineValley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charis House of Fort Wayne.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Calling

    Saturday, August 8, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 8, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Preferred Memorial

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Mary Lou Bennett

August 6, 2020

Steve,

Sorry for you and the families loss of Ericka. Know that there are thoughts and prayers surrounding you during this time. Mary Lou

Gary Herrero

July 30, 2020

Uncle Justo, Steve, Jillette and family,
I’m so sorry to hear about Ericka. Ericka was probably 2 or 3 years old when I last saw her on Guam. I wish I made the time to make lasting memories like others have. I’ve seen the beautiful photos she’s taken including photos of Denali National Park, AK when Ericka and family took Uncle Justo there. May she Rest In Peace.

Dwayne Comstock

July 29, 2020

I grew up in the little town of Knob Noster with Ericka. She was always a lively, kind, and polite person. She had a feisty side but she was always willing to help people if they needed help. She had a smile that could lift anyone's day. She was funny, intelligent, confident, and openly friendly. Her light in today's world will be greatly missed. Rest well, my friend.

Valerie Thurston

July 28, 2020

My heartfelt condolences go out to Steve and their entire family.
Ericka was always so kind, whenever she saw me outside working in my yard she never hesitated to ask me if I needed any help. She was always so passionate about her flowers and her photography and it showed in both.
Rest in peace my friend.

Candy Collins

July 28, 2020

I worked with her at Walmart store 5025! She was so much fun to hang with and talk to. You will be missed!! My condolences to her family during this difficult time

Kevin Cook

July 27, 2020

Ericka "Rico" was pure dynamite!!! She was as kind as she was high-spirited, always encouraging and full of life. In many ways, her continued optimism during her journey was an inspiration to all of us who knew her, particularly those of us who we're connected from a distance.

Our prayers are certainly with you. There is most likely a very difficult silence without her laughter and energy in the room or at the table. Pandemic certainly adds to that pain, but we pray that the best of times flood your minds and hearts the most.

I firmly believe that we are created for eternity and that these bodies, just shells this Side of Heaven, are traded for new bodies that reflect the perfect glory of God almighty. If you think she could play softball back in the day, she is Unstoppable now!

Our love and prayers to each of you. Thank you for letting us be part of Ericka's amazing life. We thank God for "Rico."

For HIS Glory,
Kevin Cook and Family

Judy Harenza

July 27, 2020

Steve: so very sorry to hear of the passing of the love of your life, Ericka. Ericka was a beautiful lady inside and out. She loved life and you and her family. Hold on tight to those memories, no one can ever take them away. They will help you in the coming days. Remember you have a special guardian Angel looking over you. May Ericka rest in peace.
Judy and family

Jillette Leon-Guerrero

July 27, 2020

This was taken in Okinawa when Dad was stationed at Kadena Air Force Base. I was visiting from Guam. Ericka was just a little thing. This is one of my favorite photos of the two of us.

Sally Miller

July 27, 2020

Ericka was such a wonderful woman. She did a photo shoot for my two foster girls, age 11 and 13. They stated that the experience was one of the best times of their lives and one they will never forget. The pictures turned out beautiful and the girls felt so special (one of the few times in their lives). They had so much fun and you could definitely see the passion for photography in Ericka.

Thank you Ericka, for all that you did for the girls and me. You are forever in our hearts! Love you!

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