December 18, 2012
In early August a beloved, lifelong resident of Issaquah, Laura Erickson, passed away peacefully in her home with her daughters and granddaughter at her side, along with her beloved dog Cody.
Laura was preceded in death by her husband Rodney, whom she married after graduating from Issaquah High School in 1951. They were best friends and loved each other dearly for more than 50 years of marriage.
Laura was born in Issaquah on July 19, 1933, to parents Tom and Reada (Pickering) Lewis, and was sister to Ed (Ila) Lewis.
Laura grew up playing on the shores of Lake Sammamish with cousins and enjoying time at her family’s Pickering Dairy Farm. Laura’s great-grandfather, William Pickering Sr., appointed as territorial governor by Abraham Lincoln, acquired the land in 1867 and established the farm.