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GLENDIVE - Adeline G. Erickson, age 96, of Glendive and formerly of Billings, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2003 at the Glendive Medical Center Extended Care Facility.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Chapel of the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Billings, with the Rev. Jim Fitzhugh officiating. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Adeline was born on March 25, 1907, in Climax, Minn., the daughter of Carl M. and Ida N. (Evenson) Nelson. She was united in marriage to Reuben Erickson on Jan. 9, 1924, in Crookston, Minn. They moved to Gillette, Wyo., in 1931 and in 1934, moved to Thermopolis, Wyo., where Adeline worked for the Sawyers Grocery chain. In 1938, Adeline and her husband moved to Glendive, where they resided until 1943. Adeline continued working for Sawyers. They then moved to Billings, where Adeline worked for J.C. Penney for over 30 years and then went to work for LuEves Dress Shop for several years. Adeline moved back to Glendive in 1983, where she resided until the time of her death.

Adeline loved playing the piano and enjoyed playing for dance bands and orchestras. She also enjoyed playing bridge and growing geraniums. Adeline was lifetime member, served as the organist and was awarded with a plaque for her faithful dedication and outstanding contributions to the Yellowstone #5 Order of Eastern Star. She was a 75-year member of Royal Neighbors.

Adeline was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, Robert Nelson; and her sister, Helen Hunter; and her daughter-in-law, Susan Erickson.

Survivors include two sons, Duane Erickson of Glendive and Dr. Darroll James Erickson and his wife Jeannette of Sterling, Ill.; one daughter, Dorothy Hook and her husband Jim of Laramie, Wyo.; one brother, Walter Nelson of Powell, Wyo.; two sisters, Lorna Hansen of Billings and Mildred Boucher of Clearwater, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials are suggested to the Order of Eastern Star or the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glendive.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silvernale-silhafuneralhome.com.

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