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Dorothy H. Erickson

Born in Mound, Minn., she was the daughter of the late Jule and Jenny Frogner Hovend and widow of Russell F. Erickson, who died in 1988. Dottie&squo;s wit and positive attitude endeared her to those who knew her. Mrs. Erickson was an artist, gardener and bridge player. Her family is grateful for her companions who showed loving care over the last several years.

Surviving are three daughters, Virginia E. Bivona and husband Bill of Tryon, Kristin Carter and her husband Kurt of Alameda, Calif., and Holly Erickson of Midlothian, Va. She was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Hovend.

A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Polk County EMS, P.O. Box 308, Columbus, N.C. 28722.

An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon is in charge of arrangements.