Ruth Elaine Erickson

July 20th, 1923December 24th, 2019

     Ruth Elaine Erickson, 96, passed away peacefully on December 24th, 2019, in Louisville, CO. Ruth was born July 20th, 1923 to Ruby Emma and John Edward Schmerber in Bay City, Texas. Ruth spent her early years in Texas where she attended business school in Houston. She married Buck G. Huggins in 1946 and together they raised their children, Dale and Karen. Ruth worked as a bookkeeper throughout her life, from her first job in Camp Heuland, Texas to her last job in Golden, CO. Ruth was a member of the choir at First Methodist Church as well as a member of the Boulder Climber’s Club. She enjoyed sewing, hiking, camping, riding around in the Jeep, and solving jigsaw puzzles. After the passing of her first husband Buck, Ruth married Howard Erickson in 1995.

     Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, John and Ruby, her first husband, Buck, her second husband, Howard, and her son Dale G. Huggins. Ruth is survived by her daughter Karen (Greg) Hebbel of Estes Park, CO; her granddaughter Jodi (Nate) Judkins of Longmont, CO; grandson Ryan (Jessica) Huggins of Aurora, CO; grandson Travis (Bonnie) Huggins of Centennial, CO; daughter-in-law Ellyn Huggins of Cedaredge, CO; and great grandchildren, Gregory Judkins, Cade Huggins, and Henry Huggins.


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