JoAnn Regina Erickson, born January 28th 1943, passed away at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital on February 20th, 2019 due to liver cancer.
Joann shared her passions and gifted touch in Alaskan clay, ceramics, quilting and painting, She also inspired with her love of genealogy and restoration of classic cars with various car clubs in and out of Alaska. She carried a Commercial Drivers License with all endorsements and provided services as a school bus driver, shuttle bus driver, truck driver and escort vehicle for oversize loads with the trucking industry. Joann also became a marriage commissioner and performed wedding services for couples all over Alaska. Joann had many interests, achievements and accomplishments and would enjoy sharing them with others, often inspiring and putting smiles on the faces around her while helping them achieve their goals. Joann will be missed.
Joann is survived by her husband of fifty years and decorated serviceman of the U.S. Armed Forces, Kenneth L. Erickson, her siblings, Frank, George, Annabelle and Beverly, her four children, Mark, Matthew, Jamie, and Travis, and many other relatives and friends who loved her.