Photo above, "courtesy of Katherine Mildred Beryl WADE."
The following are obituary profiles courtesy of The San Juan Journal and provided by Eleanor Louise Boyce-Johnsom.
Grace Adelaide Boyce and Donald V. Erickson
Graveside Services Being Held For Grace A. Erickson
Grace A. Erickson passed away Monday, December 12, 1966 at the age of 92 years.
Born on San Juan Island, Grace was the youngest child of a pioneer family. Her parents were Stephen V. and Lucinda E. Boyce, some of the Counties earliest and best known citizens.
With the exception of several years residence on California, Mrs. Erickson spent a good portion of her life on San Juan Island. Her earlier years were spent in teaching school.
A cheerful disposition and warm hospitality made her one of the Islands most beloved women.
She leaves to mourn her passing one son, Stephan Donald Erickson of Agana, Guam and numerous nephews and nieces. Her husband, Donald V. Erickson preceded her in death in 1959.
Graveside services will be held today. Thursday, December 15th, at the Valley Cemetery with burial in the family plot. Casket bearers will be Carl Nash, Orrin Davis, Leith Wade and Ben Boyce.
Services Held For Donald V. Erickson
Funeral services for Donald Victor Erickson were held on Sunday, the 27th of September, at the Valley Church under direction of W. C. Chapman of King's Mortuary.
Mr. Erickson was born on April 13, 1876 in Friday Harbor and died in Bellingham on September 25th, living most of his life on San Juan Island.
In 1905 he was married to Grace Boyce, who survives him. Also surviving are one son, Donald; one brother, Arthur, of Friday Harbor; three sisters, Mrs. Ed Sutton and Mrs. Ella Dightman of Friday Harbor and Mrs. Howard Wylie of Chehalis, Washington.
Mr. Erickson was employed for years in the fishing industry and for some time worked for Roche Harbor and as manager of the Strait's View Farm.
Mr. Glenn Jordan, accompanied by Mrs. Charles Burton, sang "After" and "when Morning Dawns" and the Rev. Roger V. Muisiner read the service.
Pallbearers, all nephews of Mr. Erickson, were: Clifford Dightman, Carl Nash, Ben Boyce, John Wade, Jack Boyce, and Eric Erickson.
Interment was at the Valley Cemetery.
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