HENRIETTA MARY ERICKSON
September 28, 2012
Henrietta Mary Erickson, 82, of Richland and a former Lower Valley resident, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, in the arms of our Lord and became God's special angel.
Henrietta was born Oct. 25, 1929 in Bloomfield, Ind. to Vaughn and Georgia Jamison. Henrietta went to school in Grandview, and graduated from Grandview High School.
Henrietta worked in various places in her lifetime, starting at Planter's Hotel in Sunnyside. She then went on and worked at Hills Broiler for many years. Henrietta retired from Prosser Hospital.
She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Henrietta always put them first. If something was wrong she would always find out what and help all her children and family the best she could.
She loved to dance, cherished time with family, grandchildren and enjoyed volunteering at the Senior Chore Service.
Henrietta was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grandview.
Henrietta is survived by two children, Steve (Carolyn) Schlax of Grandview, Teresa Esparza of Kennewick and former son-in-law, Robert Esparza; special friend, Jim Stine; four grandchildren, Steve Schlax, Christopher Schlax and significant other Adri of Sunnyside, Kayla (Andre) Stansberry of Phoenix, Ariz. and Nicole Esparza of Seattle. Henrietta's pride and joy were her great-grandchildren, Alex and Brittney Schlax of Sunnyside and Chaz Esparza of Arizona who was also her best friend the last four years of her life. She is also survived by her sister, Georgiana Rutz of Kennewick; one brother, Frank (Bonnie) Jamison of Vancouver; and many special nieces and nephews that were always by her side.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Linda; one brother, Bill Jamison; nephew, Bill Jamison; and brother-in-law, Ray Rutz.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Grandview, with burial to follow at Grandview Cemetery.
Those who wish to honor Hennietta's memory may contribute to The Chaplaincy, Hospice Care 1480 Fowler St. Richland, WA or to Immanuel Lutheran Church 300 Euclid Street in Grandview, WA 98930.
Special thanks to the Richland Rehabilitation Facility and staff for all their kindness and care. The family would also like to thank Dr. Michael Myers, Northwest Cancer Clinic; we could not have found a more kind, compassionate oncologist.
If you would like to sign Hennietta's on-line memorial book you may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com
Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematory in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.