January 8, 1933 – October 2, 2019
Barbara Ann Erickson was welcomed into the arms of the Lord on October 2nd, 2019 with her husband by her side. Barb was born on January 8th, 1933 to Earl and Rose Danford. She graduated from Muskegon Heights High School and worked at Goodwill Industries where she met her husband Sam. Sam and Barb were married on New Years Eve in 1964 and were blessed with two children, Scott and Sandy. They made their home in Wolf Lake. Together, Barb and Sam owned and operated J&T market until retirement. Barb enjoyed bowling league, crocheting, needle point, and traveling to the U.P. She always looked forward to Christmas Eve with Mr. Scribs and to family gathering with a good meal and some tuna salad. Barb leaves behind her husband, Sam Erickson, son, Scott (Barb) Erickson, daughter Sandy (Lance) Sowa, grandsons-Tanner (Lydia Harz) Sowa, Lawson Sowa, Jeremy (Taryn) Sowa, and great-grandson David Sowa. A special thank you to all those individuals who helped care for Barb during her final days; Tina, Becky, and Lisa from Hospice of MI, the staff at Lake Woods, and her home care assistants, Dawn, Katz, Deb, and Brittney. Family will hold a private graveside service on Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 2:45 at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. A celebration of Barb’s life will be held at a later date.