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Mildred Louise Erickson of Bells, Texas, passed away December 15, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born May 2, 1936 in Coleman, Oklahoma to Clyde Barron and Opal (Dilbeck) Barron.

Mildred attended school in Savoy, Texas. She married Glen Erickson on December 17, 1952 in Durant, Oklahoma. Mildred worked for over ten years for E Systems as an Electronic Technician. While living and raising her family in Caddo Mills, they owned and operated “Erick’s Restaurant” in Royce City for over ten years, and then, catered weddings and special events. Mildred was a housewife in her later years. She loved to paint and create arts and crafts. She loved to read, and shop with her sister, Hazel. She enjoyed camping, and cookouts with family at Lake Texoma. She was an excellent cook, known for her chicken fried steak and red beans. She took care of everybody, providing nurture when needed. Mildred was a loving wife, mother and granny who will be fondly remembered for her quick wit, determination, and feisty “Mildred-isms” when told, “see you later” her words were, “Lord willing and the creeks don’t rise”. A special thanks to Hazel and Donna for caring and helping with all of her needs, when necessary.

She is survived by her daughter, Glenda Townsend of Bells, Tx; daughter, Cecile Allen of Bells, Tx; and daughter, Bobbie Mashaney and husband Royd of North Pole, Ak; grandsons, Matt Townsend and wife Mallory of Sherman, Tx and Cody Allen and wife Erica of Howe, Tx; granddaughter, Carrie Prather and husband Ron of Tom Bean, Tx; great grandchildren, Caden, Carson, Emmi, Colt, Kenzie, Kalie, Easton and one on the way; sisters, Hazel Garner and husband Clyde of Bells, Tx and Betty Snow and husband Sonny of Pilot Point, Tx; brothers, Rex Barron and wife Linda of Coleman, Ok, and Reggie Barron of Durant, Ok; dear nephew, Jerry Shores of Coleman, Ok; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Opal; husband, Glen Erickson; son, Joey Erickson; sister, Helen Shores; brother, Neil Barron; and brother, Wendell Barron.

Family will receive friends for a visitation Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Mullican-Little Funeral Chapel in Bells, Texas, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Mullican-Little Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. A register book can be signed at www.mullicanlitle.com.