Jo Ann Erickson, 88, passed away in Lincoln City on September 7, 2022. She was born May 8, 1934, to Daniel and Gladys Swaffar in Hollis, OK. Her family moved from Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl and eventually settled in Portland, OR. She attended school in Portland, graduating from Franklin High School in 1952. Shortly after graduation, she married Kenneth Erickson. Together, they celebrated 63 years of marriage before his death in 2017.
The family has many fond memories of elaborate meals together around the kitchen table. Ann was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and baking decadent desserts using recipes she discovered in her extensive cookbook collection. She also enjoyed being the navigator on many car adventures with Kenneth, always packing a picnic to be spread wherever the road ended.
Ann is survived by her son Ted (Janice), daughter Julia (Chris), brother Dan (Diane), and eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Kenneth, her son Tobin, and her grandson Tyler.
Following a private family service, she will be laid to rest with Kenneth at Pacific View Memorial Park in Lincoln City, OR.