1941 - 2010
Marlys Erickson, former manager of the Payson Walmart from 1989-1999, died Jan. 2, 2010 in Gilbert.
She was born May 15, 1941 in Williston, N.D. to Harry Gibbins and Ella Gibbins.
She married Robert Erickson Nov. 1, 1959, also in Williston.
Mrs. Erickson and her husband moved to Payson in 1986, living in the Park Payson Pines subdivision until 2001. While in Payson she was active in Mount Cross Lutheran Church and many community groups.
At the time of her death, she and her husband made their home in Mesa.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Erickson; daughters, Marla Sullivan and Rhonda Percell, who resides in Payson with her husband, Joel; son, Mark Erickson; grandchildren, Andrew, Collin, Zach, Liam, Kayla, Kara and Kyra; brothers, Everett Gibbins, Victor Gibbins and Don Gibbins; and sister, Vivian Peterson. Many friends still residing in Payson also survive Mrs. Erickson.
Her parents preceded her in death.
The funeral service was Jan. 8 at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 2085 E. Southern, Tempe, with arrangements handled by Allen Funeral Home, Mesa.
Memorial donations in her name may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship International, Northwest Chapter.