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4520 Bosque Boulevard
Waco, TX 76710
Phone: 254-772-5272
Fax: 254-772-5695
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Ruth  Belle
Erickson (Walkup)

October 4, 1926 – October 14, 2018

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Obituary for Ruth Belle Erickson (Walkup)

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Ruth Belle Walkup Erickson, age 92, passed away October 14, 2018 in Waco, Texas. Services will be held Friday, October 19 at 1 pm at OakCrest Funeral Home with burial to follow later at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 18 from 5 to 7 at the funeral home.

Born near Nara Visa, NM on October 4, 1926 to Roy C. Walkup and Belle Ida Griffith Walkup, Ruth moved to Marionville, MO in 1936.

She worked as a telegrapher for the Frisco Railroad for two years, where she met her husband, George M. Erickson. They married on February 6, 1944 in Richland, MO and moved from Springfield, MO to Sherman, TX in 1949.

While her children were young, she was active in church and PTA and led a group of Camp Fire Girls. She shared an interest in Amateur (Ham) Radio with her husband.

In 1988, Ruth retired from Baylor University Moody Library, where she worked for twenty-three years.

Ruth was active in the Henry Downs Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a former member of the Central Texas Genealogy Society, served as Secretary/Treasurer of the local chapter of National Association of Retired & Veteran Railway Employees (NARVE) for 20 years, and was a member of FUMC.

After Ruth retired she enjoyed genealogy, computers, traveling, spending time with grandchildren, and caring for George.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, George M. Erickson in 2012.

Ruth is survived by two daughters, Georgina Eileen Bright and husband, David Lee Bright of Harrisburg, NC, and Margaret A. Erickson; 3 granddaughters, Sarah Bright and husband, Christopher Patterson of Chicago, Angela Popernack and husband, Paul of Prince Frederick, Maryland, and Shelley; and 3 great-grandchildren, Devon Bright-Patterson, Asher Popernack and Tabitha Belle Popernack.

The family expresses their gratitude to all of the support from the community.

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Visitation

When Thursday, October 18th, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location
OakCrest Funeral Home
Address
4520 Bosque Boulevard
Waco, TX 76710
Location Information
Located directly across the street from the Heart of Texas Fair Grounds

Service Information

When
Friday, October 19th, 2018 1:00pm
Officiating
Rev. Wayne Williams
Location
OakCrest Funeral Home
Address
4520 Bosque Boulevard
Waco, TX 76710
Location Information
Located directly across the street from the Heart of Texas Fair Grounds

Interment Information

Location
Oakwood Cemetery
Address
2124 S. 5th Street
Waco, TX 76706