Doloros H. Erickson

09/25/1919 — 02/12/2021

Doloros H. Erickson

Dolores Hagan Erickson

At the age of 101, Doloros Erickson passed away on February 12, 2021. She was born in Troy, ID on September 25, 1919 to her parents Olie Hagan and MaLissa (Mortensen) Hagan.

Doloros attended elementary and junior high schools in Troy, ID and graduated from Clarkston, WA high school in 1937. After graduating high school she attended Kingman Business College in Spokane, WA. During her 3rd grade year she learned how to play piano and started singing in trio a group. The Trio went on to sing on the radio in her college years. After college she became a secretary at Hanford until retiring at the age of 65.

She became an active and faithful member of Richland Lutheran Church for 75 years volunteering for several positions during her time there.

Doloros was an avid reader and loved her devotion readings too; other hobbies include; crossword puzzles, fishing, swimming, taking daily walks along the Columbia River, playing Bunko with her friends and family and she loved taking her annual vacations in Hawaii.

Mom was known as a great baker and cook. She made the best turkey and dressing, meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, her famous pies and her famous Norwegian lefse!

Doloros was preceded in death by her oldest son, Brock Richard Erickson, her beloved sister Vernita Hagan Murphy and brother-in-law, Maurice Murphy, her parents, many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is survived by her children, Wendy Erickson Savage of Tupelo, MS, Todd A. Erickson of Fort Mohave, AZ, and her nieces  Drusilla Murphy Axe (Terry), Becky Stein (Hip) of Courd’Alene, ID, Carol Petersen (Larry) of Medical Lake, WA and Sonja Popkin (Larry) of Solvang, CA.

Doloros is also survived by her grandchildren Susie Lindley (David) of New Albany, MS, Billy Savage of Tupelo, MS, Bambi Rhodes (Mike) of Oran, MO, Britt Savage (Cindy) of Amory, MS and Andrew Reece of New Albany, MS; great-grandchildren, Brandon Lindley of Tupelo, MS, Brooke Penna (Matthew) of Tupelo, MS, Lacy Thomas (Justin) of Bartlette, TN, Lakyn Lindley of Bartlett, TN, Michael Rhodes (Kristin) of Benton, MO, Brittney Dirnberger of Oran, MO and Johnathan Savage of Amory, MS and her great-great-grandchildren, Samarah, Seth, Ethan, Noah, Cayden, Ellie, Colson and Kambri.

The family will be having a private graveside service at Sunset Gardens in Richland, WA.

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  • So sorry for your loss, Todd. Not sure if you remember me…you were a few years older, but we played tennis a few times in the ’70’s and 80’s. I think you were attending CBC and working at the Columbia Center Denny’s AND driving a green Vega, as I recall. 🙂 Looks like we are now hitting retirement….it goes by sooooo fast! Take care.

    Kevin Ryan
    February 22, 2021
    Mill Creek, Wa.
  • Todd & Wendy
    I am extremely sorry to hear about Doloros. Many great memories with Doloros. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Jo

    Jo A. Abbott
    February 21, 2021
    Danville,KY
  • Wendy and Todd-my sincerest sympathies for your loss. She was a special lady.

    Betti Avant
    February 21, 2021
    Richland, WA