Fern Estaleene Erickson, age 89, passed away on March 2, 2020, peacefully in her home, in Brenda, Arizona.
Fern was a long time Arizona resident who was born on March 25, 1930 in Osceola, Iowa to parents, Rolla and
Delia Baker. She was an avid bowler and loved playing bingo and slot machines. Fern was an assistant to an
Arizona state senator during her working career but, her proudest achievement was raising her family. She
was a woman of faith and a loving mother.
Fern is survived by her children; Vicki Rice, Will (Connie) Rice, Jef (Kathleen) Rice, Larry (Faith)
Barker, and Nancie (Shawn) Johnson. She is also survived by her siblings; Herman Baker, Beverly Sells, Jake
Baker, Joyce (Walt) Marshall, and Cheryl (Thomas) Loggins. She also leaves behind numerous grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Fern was preceded in death by her daughter, Sherry Rice, her brother, Galen Baker, her sister, Marna
“Ronnie” Adams, and her grandson, Cory Kevin Clem.
Services will be held at a later time. Donations in Fern’s memory can be made to the American Diabetes