JILL MARIE (CLARK) ERICKSON

Born: Wed., Jun. 24, 1942
Died: Sat., Sep. 15, 2018


Funeral Service

4:00 PM Fri., Sep. 21, 2018
Location: Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints


Graveside Service

11:00 AM Mon., Sep. 24, 2018
Location: Freedom Cemetery


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Jill Marie Clark Erickson, 76, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 after an admirable struggle with cancer.

She was born to Grant and Lovey Marie (Woodrum) Clark on Wednesday, June 24, 1942.  

She is survived by her best friend and dear husband of 57 years, Dr. Kent Call Erickson.  They have seven children, Marie (Tom) Cook, Debbie (Troy) McArthur, Beverly (Kenneth) Cheshire, Sidney (Dan) Coulson, Kasey (Danielle) Erickson, Rodney (Angela) Erickson and Leslie (Bob) Glodowski.  Jill is survived by her brothers, Perry and Troy Clark, and her sisters, Janet (Val) Perry, Rosemary (Archie) Wood, and Tracey (John Baugh).

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Mona Izatt and Becky Kudar; and brother, Arnold.

Jill spent her life serving others. As a mother of seven, grandmother of 25, and great grandmother to nine children, she demonstrated Christ-like love and kindness to each.  Every child had no doubt that she loved them with all her heart.  Cooking with helpers in the kitchen was one of her many specialties.

Jill attended elementary school in Freedom, Wyoming.  She graduated from Star Valley High School, later became a Certified Nurse Assistant and earned a Tech Class level Amature Radio License.  Growing up, Jill helped her dad on the family farm.  She always said she would rather be doing the outside chores than having to be stuck inside doing house chores.  Jill helped support Kent and their young family while Kent attended the University of Utah and later the Loyola Dental School in Chicago.  She tended children in their home – and, in total, potty trained 23 children.  Following graduation from Dental School, Kent and Jill settled in Lander, Wyoming and later moved to Douglas, Wyoming, where she worked as the office manager for Platte River Dental.  

Jill served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints without hesitation, having many leadership positions in the women's, youth's and children's organizations.  She shared her love of the Savior through music with playing the organ or piano or leading the congregation in singing hymns.  Jill and Kent put aside their own wants and faithfully performed a service mission for three years.  She served in the community as an election judge, as a volunteer for children with learning disabilities in the school, and, most importantly, she served as a neighbor and friend to all she met.

Funeral services will be held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints chapel in Douglas on  Friday, September 21, 2018 at 4:00 P.M..  A graveside service will be held in the Freedom, Idaho cemetery on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 11:00 A.M..  We welcome all to celebrate with us the life of Jill, dear wife, beloved mother, extraordinary grandmother and friend.

The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is assisting with the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com

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Beth wagstaff
   Posted Mon September 17, 2018
I knew jill from swimming with her & taught some of her children my son was in Leslie’s clad my heart goes out to all of you. Beth wagstaff

Beth wagstaff
   Posted Mon September 17, 2018
I knew jill from swimming with her & taught some of her children my son was in Leslie’s class. My heart goes out to you all. Beth wagstaff

Lorna Roberts
   Posted Mon September 17, 2018
We send our love as you mourn Jill's passing. She was a friend to all and a good example of Christ-like living. May you feel comforted at this time.

Roy Strock
   Posted Tue September 18, 2018
So sad to hear of your loss. You are all in our prayers.

Perry Clark
   Posted Tue September 18, 2018
Farewell to a beautiful and loving sister. I will miss you very much.

Dawn
   Posted Tue September 18, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family at this difficult time. I hope the words at Rev.21:4 bring you comfort. It says: "God will wipe out every tear from their eyes,and death will be no more,neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

Gordon Smith
   Posted Thu September 20, 2018
So sorry for your loss.

Bonnie Lane
   Posted Thu September 20, 2018
Dear Erickson Family,
We watched your children attend DHS, and enjoyed them very much. As the years went on, whenever we saw Jill in the grocery store or just out and about, she always had warm words for us, time for us, and gratitude. Throughout our struggle with Alzheimer's, we knew we were in her prayers. We send hugs, warm thoughts, and prayers.
Fondly,
Gale and Bonnie Lane

Mary Kay and Jim Ballard
   Posted Fri September 21, 2018
Kent, Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Blessings to all. Mary Kay and Jim Ballard

darold moss jr
   Posted Fri September 21, 2018
Sorry for your loss. She was a good person to be around. RIP

Ron and Deb Hansen
   Posted Thu September 27, 2018
Dear Kent and family,
We were so sorry to hear of Jill's passing. She was always such a friendly and kind neighbor. We always got a wave and a smile when she drove by. I appreciated so much how Jill was supportive of me when I had Sidney as a student. We send our love, sympathy and prayers to all of you.
Ron and Deb Hansen

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