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JoAnn Bernice Erickson

- 01/20/2022
Service Date: 01/28/2022
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 1852 N. Stapley Drive, Mesa, Arizona 85203
Visitation Date: 01/28/2022
Visitation Time: 9:00 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 1852 N. Stapley Drive, Mesa, Arizona 85203
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

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JoAnn Bernice (Twite) Erickson, 74, born in Dawson, Minnesota, passed away on January 20, 2022, in Gilbert, Arizona surrounded by those she loved. She is survived by her husband, Richard, and five children, Brita DeWitt, Marney Fiandach, Leanna Anderson, Jake Erickson, and Elizabeth Allen, 16 grandchildren, and three brothers, Ray, Don and Steve Twite.

JoAnn lived a life of faith and service and was loved by all who knew her. She was entirely devoted to her husband, family and friends. Making others feel loved and supported was of utmost importance in her relationships. Her grandchildren were her world, family dinners the highlight of her week and she was always planning the next family vacation, preferably at the beach. She was an active church member serving in numerous leadership and teaching capacities. Our Lord and Savior was her inspiration and she strived to live in accordance with His teachings, His commandments and His will. She enjoyed music, interior decorating, swimming with her grandkids and all things Christmas. Her laugh was contagious, and her smile could make the heaviest of hearts feel light. Her humor and quick wit were thoroughly enjoyed by all. JoAnn was deeply loved and one of a kind. The void that remains from her earthly departure is one that will never be filled until we meet again.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 28, 2022 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints chapel located at 1852 North Stapley Drive, Mesa, Arizona. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service. A Zoom meeting link will be provided here, and through JoAnn’s and her daughters’ (Leanna Anderson and Elizabeth Allen) Facebook pages, prior to the service.

Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Josh and Emily Johnson

    My most heartfelt love goes out to your family. Despite me being one of the dozens of rowdy boys on the street, Richard and JoAnn Erickson were always so kind and patient. All of my memories of growing up in 6th ward and later Porter Park ward, include the Ericksons. All of our prayers and all of our faith in a Loving God who will eventually heal our broken hearts are with you.

  • Jevonne & Michaelle Branch

    Our heartfelt condolences to your sweet family. We will continue to pray that you will feel peace and love during this difficult time. We love you and pray that the pain of her loss will soon be filled with cherished memories of her beautiful life.

  • John and Mila Linton

    How we love the Erickson family. The entire Linton family has been blessed and enriched by having you all as our neighbors, our condolences, love and prayers.

  • Patricia Morgan

    Brita, I’m so sorry for the loss of your precious mother. My thoughts are with you and your entire family at this time.

  • We loved the beautiful tribute to your mom. You are a great example of your mom’s love. Prayers and hugs for the void you feel now. Daryl and MH

  • Fei Li & Marty Twite

    Our sorrow for Aunt Jo Ann’s passing from our presence. Condolences, sympathy and prayers for peace.
    Marty, Fei Li, Allegra, and Marissa

  • Joy Jones and son Gary

    We were so sorry to hear about Joann. Our heart felt condolences go to her family. Sincerely

  • Nick and Michelle Blake

    JoAnn and Richard Erickson are some of our favorites. We have wonderful memories of the Erickson family and are so grateful that they have blessed and enriched our life’s. We send our love and prayers.

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