Carole Ann (Buzza)Erickson

07/13/1944 - 05/06/2021

Obituary For Carole Ann (Buzza)Erickson

Carole Ann Buzza Erickson passed away on May 6, 2021. She was 76 years old. She was born on July 13, 1944 in Kensington, PA. She was the firstborn of Robert and Betty (Wachter) Wardlaw. Carole graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Pasadena Playhouse in Santa Monica, CA.

She met the love of her life, William Ashcroft Buzza, in Malibu, CA. They were married on September 21, 1972. They had an admirable and beautiful marriage until William died on August 24, 2003. Carole and William shared 5 children, Randy, Kelly, David, Kristie and Bree.

After moving to Oregon in 1976, Carole became adept at country living. She excelled at home making and was known for her hospitality, welcoming everyone she knew into their home. She loved making friends and family feel cherished.

Carole taught high school drama at Damascus Christian School. The yearly productions were inspiring to students and the community. Carole was a kindergarten teacher for many years. Children were a delight to her. She believed every child should know they are loved.

Carole traveled to Sudan, Africa to teach English in small villages. Helping children learn to read was a joy for her!

Carole married Melvin Erickson on April 3, 2011. Carole’s surviving family include her husband, Melvin Erickson; son, David (Summer) Buzza; daughters, Kristie (Ken) Calhoon, Bree (Tim) Watt; step-children, Kelly (Brian) Hauser; Randy (Chris Ann) Buzza; brother, Mark Wardlaw; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

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Oh how I will miss pulling into her driveway and hearing that heart-melting greeting: "Hello my darlings". Wish I could have seen her face and heard her laugh as she stepped into Glory. She now knows it's all real! All. Of. It. So glad we will se each other again soon!! Sharron Nelson
- Sharron Nelson
Carole was a fun-loving friend. As co-workers we went on some lively and enjoyable outings like to the beach and to watch a friend go up in a hot air balloon. We giggled together and there was always a smile on her dear face. She must be exhilarated to be in the presence of Jesus! My prayers are for those who grieve the loss of her presence in their lives.
- Gay Joachim

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