Flora Macleod Erickson passed away peacefully on February 18, 2018, at her home in Moab at the age of 85. She was born in Stornoway, Scotland, on September 19, 1932.
Flora Macleod married Robert Erickson on October 18, 1959, in Long Beach, California, after they met through friends playing volleyball on the beach and then celebrated nearly 55 years of marriage until Bob passed away three years ago. Upon completing her medical degree at Aberdeen University, she completed her residency at Long Beach Memorial Hospital and continued working as a pediatrician in Long Beach until she retired.
Flora was a longtime resident of Moab, Utah, after moving from Los Alamitos, California, in 1993. She and Bob retired here after falling in love with the beauty and serenity of Moab.
Flora was an active volunteer in Moab, serving as a Girl Scout leader, securing housing for the musicians during the Moab Music Festival for many years, and cooking for the weekly church dinners. Of all the volunteering work that Flora did, her favorite was volunteering at the Moab elementary school helping young students with their reading skills. In 2006, she received the Grand County Volunteer Silver Bowl award.
Flora was known to many in Moab for her ever-present smile and her lilting Scottish brogue. She was an avid seamstress and not only made most of her clothes, and square dancing outfits, but also made beautiful handmade teddy bears, many of which still reside in her friends’ homes both here in Moab and across many continents.
She is survived by her two daughters, Nancy Jean Erickson and Anne Clare Erickson; son-in-law Paul Thomas Frank; and sister Margaret McKenna.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Erickson; her parents, Angus and Clara Macleod; and her brother, Graham Macleod.
A memorial service will be held to honor Flora Erickson on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Community Church of Moab, 544 Mi Vida.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.