Erin Louise Brainerd

December 30, 1946August 1, 2018

Erin Brainerd passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 1, 2018 at the age of 71 at her home in Red Bluff, California. Erin is survived by her husband of 28 years, Robert Brainerd, her daughter Theresa McLain and son-in-law Paul McLain, son Clark Wade and daughter-in-law Tracy Wade, stepson John Brainerd and daughter-in-law Jill Brainerd, and grandchildren Nicole McLain, Kinsey Wade, Kayla Wade, Paige Brainerd, Zane Arjona and Macoy Arjona.

The daughter of Joseph and Beverly Nichols, Erin grew up in Santa Paula, California and graduated from Santa Paula High School and studied at Santa Barbara City College. She moved to Northern California to raise her two children on her ranch in Manton, California. She moved to Red Bluff, California in 1980, where she met her future husband Robert (Bob) Brainerd. Erin retired as a supervisor from Blue Shield in 2000 where she made many lifelong friends.

Erin was passionate about her family and animals. In her spare time, Erin was an avid oil painter and gardener and volunteered to support the preservation of the historic State Theater in Red Bluff. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.

A memorial mass to honor Erin’s life will be held Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 10:00 at: Sacred Heart Catholic Church 515 Main Street Red Buff, CA 96080

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: P.E.T.S. animal rescue PO Box 1174 Red Bluff, CA 96080


  • Memorial Mass Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Erin Louise Brainerd

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