Frances Ruth ‘Fran’ Erickson


(Dec. 17, 2009)

Frances Ruth “Fran” Erickson, 61, died Dec. 17, 2009, at her home in Kamiah, Idaho.

Fran was born Aug. 22, 1948, in Powell to John and Mary Irene (Boyle) Malliot. Fran grew up in the Big Horn Basin and graduated from Powell High School. She met Marvin Erickson, and they were married in December 1970.

They traveled the country and were blessed with two daughters: Krystal was born in Alabama, and Pamela was born in South Dakota. Even though their travels took them many places, they always called Powell home.

Fran was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses and was quick to make friends. She enjoyed crafts, such as wreath-making, and she was an accomplished seamstress. Fran enjoyed her pet cats and loved being a grandmother to Jude and Javan.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Fran is survived by her husband Marvin of Kamiah; daughters, Pamela Erickson of Cody and Krystal Crawford (Jim) of Orofino, Idaho; two grandchildren, Jude and Javan; sisters Mary Layne (Earl) of Brookings, Ore. and Doris Sievers of Powell; her twin brother Frank Malliot (Patti) of Deaver; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service has been held. Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia, Idaho assisted the family.