Marilyn Erickson passed on December 4, 2019 at the age of 91. She was born in Riverside, CA the daughter of Dr. Donald Stevenson and Ethel Thomas Stevenson.
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She attended schools in Riverside before she entered Northern Arizona State University in Flagstaff, AZ. In Riverside, she was active in the Girls Scouts and the Congregational Church.
After she received her B.S. Degree and teaching credential she began her teaching career in San Bernardino, CA. At Richardson Junior High, she met fellow teacher, Paul Erickson.
They were married in 1952 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in San Bernardino. They then moved to Tucson, AZ where they both had teaching positions. Son, Erick Edward was born in Tucson in 1955.
In 1956, Marilyn and Paul moved to San Diego to teach in the San Diego City School District.
In 1960, Marilyn began a leave of absence from teaching so she could accompany Paul to Los Angeles where he was completing his doctorate at The University of Southern California. Son, Michael Kristian was born in 1961.
When Paul accepted a position at San Diego State University in 1963, Marilyn returned to teach at Lewis Junior High. Later, she taught at Montgomery Junior High and Serra Junior-Senior before retiring in 1983.
In schools, Marilyn taught Home Economics. She was a creative cook and baker. She enjoyed preparing for social events and dinners in her home. Her Christmas Open Houses were a special event for all their friends.
After her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She and Paul traveled extensively throughout the fifty states and on six continents. She was active in parish activities at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church.
In 2008, Marilyn and Paul moved to Fredericka Manor in Chula Vista, where they both became very involved in a variety of activities there.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Paul Erickson, her son, Erick, son, Kris (Elise), granddaughter, Amelia, of San Diego and her brother, Donald Stevenson of San Diego.
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