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Kara Maru Erickson
February 28, 1985 – July 25, 2017

Marion - Kara,32, departed this life on July 25, from her home in Marion. After suffering from many years from a weak heart and accompanying complications, the call to her eternal rest in Jesus was a welcome release.

Kara was born to Rick and Krista Erickson on February 28, 1985 in Salem. A very inquisitive and happy child, she spent her childhood enjoying farm life. Her compassionate heart was touched by suffering and need, including grieving over a dying mouse and giving it a burial. At a young age Kara realized that her Creator had first claim on her life, and instead of “waiting to serve Him when I was a grandma” she poured her youthful energy and passion into loving her Savior.

Throughout her young life Kara deeply cared about those around her. Her vivid imagination and compassion gave her a special connection with children. They loved her storytelling, dramatizations, and creating special moments together – a recent birthday was spent hosting a tea party for her special little friends and their dollies. During her years of increased physical weakness and limitations, she touched many lives through her letters of encouragement and attitude of thankfulness.

Kara will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her, both in her local community and by friends and family far spread. She is survived by her parents; sisters, Laura and Amanda Erickson; brother and sister-in-law, Joel and Coquetta Erickson; sister and brother-in-law, Skye and Matthew Wensing; 7 nieces and 1 nephew, as well as a step-grandfather and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A 3 PM memorial service and dinner is being held for all who would like to attend on Sunday, August 6, at Church of God Seventh Day, 7498 Stayton Rd SE, Turner, OR 97392. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.
 


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