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Strate Funeral Home

329 East Grand Coulee Ave, Grand Coulee, WA

OBITUARY

Janice Bonamici Erickson

January 11, 1954February 7, 2020

Janice Bonamici Erickson,- Age 66,

Passed away February 7, 2020 peacefully with loved ones by her side in Spokane, Washington. Jan was born January 11, 1954 to Anthony and Geneva Bonamici in Spokane, Washington where she grew up and went to school. She attended Eastern Washington University for both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Education. Beginning her teaching career in 1976, Jan taught for over 40 years, primarily in the Grand Coulee Dam School District. As a life-long learner and teacher, she shared her love of education with everyone from sing-a-long to countries around the world to swimming lessons. On July 15, 1992, Jan married the love of her life, Keith Erickson, on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Jan’s faith was important to her and in recent years, she belonged to St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Grand Coulee, Washington. She is survived by her husband, Keith; daughter, Carrie Derr (Aaron); grandchildren, Zachary, Aidan, and Isaijah; sister, Deanne Loosmore (Richard, Jr.); many nieces and nephews and other family members. Jan never wanted to see anyone go hungry and always wanted to help those in need. She instantly made you feel as though you were longtime friends. A memorial mass will be held at St. Henry’s on February 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Fond memories may be shared with the family at www.stratefuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Memorial Mass Saturday, February 22, 2020

Memories

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Carol Schoning

February 25, 2020

Memories, so many over the years, the biggest was Jan's dedication to her students.
The most memorable, was returning from training in Spokane, running into Jan and Karen at a mini mart in Airway heights. When we got out to a sheet of ice. Had to get home, so off we went, Jan would check in with Keith at every town, so if we disappeared he would know about where we were. The Wilbur hill was the scariest , it was a SLOW trip but we were victorious!

Amanda Mackey

February 16, 2020

Aunt Jan,
I am so grateful for the years we’ve had you in the family. Thank you for loving us. I’ll never forget your wedding and our summer vacations and Christmas holidays together. You will be missed.
Love,
Amanda

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