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Viola H. Erickson


Last updated 7/16/2020 at 4:28pm

Viola H. Erickson, 102, of Edmonds, passed away July 4 following a long illness. She was preceded in death by Claire (Joe) Erickson, her husband for 40 years, in 2013.

Viola was born on a farm in Nebraska but moved at an early age to the Yakima area, where her folks were orchardists for many years. She is a graduate of Selah High School, Yakima Valley Junior College and the University of Washington (in 1940), where she was an education major.

She married Melvin R. Johnson, a young Seattle banker, later that year and eventually became an elementary school teacher. She taught in Woodinville a...

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