Our dear sweet Mother, Grammy, Sister, Aunt, Gloria Jean gained her angel wings on Friday, September 9, 2022. She passed away peacefully in her home in Washington, Utah, after a short, but brave battle with cancer.
Gloria was born March 17, 1947, in Bishop, California, to Jack and Betty Dennis. She was the 4th of 5 children. She loved her siblings dearly and always kept in touch with them making sure everyone was doing well. She graduated from Bishop High School before her family moved to Star Valley, Wyoming. She attended hair school in Montpelier, Idaho. She then met and married Randy Marc Erickson. They were married for 52 years before Randy passed away in 2020.
Randy and Gloria spent most of their lives in Star Valley, Evanston, and Washington, Utah. She held many positions throughout her life; hairdresser, bank teller, hotel housekeeper, bookkeeper, but the one she cherished the most was being a mom. That was her #1 priority. She was a mom to everyone she met. She always made you feel like you were so important when she talked to you.
Gloria was selfless, kind, generous, and loving. She was always worried about taking care of others. Later in life, she became a grandma, and her grandbabies were the center of her world. She had 10 grandchildren, and they kept her busy with all their events and she loved it.
She is survived by her children: Kristin (Todd) Nicholls of Logandale, Nevada, Randy (Stacy) Erickson of Overton, Nevada, Jennifer (Matt) Robbins of St. George, Utah, and Judd Erickson of Washington, Utah. Siblings: Michael (Joyce) Dennis of Logandale, Nevada, Patty Hansen of Tucson, Arizona, John (Lee) Dennis of Star Valley, Wyoming. Grandchildren: Jordan, Jaden, Jaxon, Tyler, Mason, Lindsey, Graceann, Chesney, Kinzley, and Presley. Great grandchild: Graham.
Gloria is preceded in death by her husband Randy Marc Erickson, parents Jack and Betty Dennis, sister Virginia Wales.
Gloria was a great example of pure love and kindness, and we will all miss her greatly. Until we meet again.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to leave a memory on Gloria’s obituary page at