Linda A. Johnson (Erkers) – Aug 21, 1947 – May 21, 2013 – We have lost an amazing person, who was so much to so many. Linda passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. A lifetime resident of Washington, she graduated from Mt. Tahoma High School in 1965, retired from Superior Linen in 2009, and was in the Textile Workers Union 21.
Linda is preceded in death by her father, Lars Erkers; mother, Mildred Gaidos; and brothers, Ed and Wayne Erkers. Linda leaves behind her companion of 18 years, Dave Derrer; brothers, Jerry (Charlene), Don (Pat), Jim (Illona), and Howard (Joy) Erkers; three children, Tracie Rice, Kristine Johnson, and Bryan (Melissa) Johnson; four grandchildren, Alisa, Matthew, Hayden, and Emma. She enjoyed spending time with family, gardening, and the outdoors.
Special thanks to Dr. Senecal, Hospice, and everyone who loved her. A memorial service will be held at New Tacoma Cemetery in the Chambers Creek Chapel at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Guestbook at www.newtacoma.com.