Thelma Ann Ericson (Ann) passed away the 13th of August quietly in Lawrence surrounded by her husband of 65 years Paul Nathan Ericson (Nate) and her children. Ann was born March 6, 1929, in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Charles and Thelma Roehl, who later moved to Topeka. There she met Nate after he had returned from WWII. A relative of Ann’s who was also a friend of Nate’s introduced the couple. Ann was student at K-State and Nate was studying at KU. This led to many great family debates on the merits of both schools, particularly during football and basketball seasons.
Ann read extensively and books were made a part of her children’s education and continuous learning. She was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed traveling throughout Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming, on numerous family camping trips. Ann enjoyed visiting Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park in her later active years.
Ann is survived by her husband Nate, daughters Lisa Bracciano (Joe), Kristen Ericson (Mike) both of Lawrence, son Steven Ericson (Melissa) of Lancaster, CA, and Ann’s brother Don Roehl (Barbara)also of Lawrence. She had 5 granddaughters; Megan Morris (Roger), Lindsey Vaughn (Eric), Sarah Bracciano, Rachel Bracciano and Emily Bracciano and one great-grandson, Oliver Vaughn.
The family would like to thank Grace Hospice for their outstanding care of Ann and all the excellent support provided to the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Ann’s name to Grace Hospice and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.