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Erma Walsh

December 8, 1912 - March 20, 2013

Erma WalshErma Vilate Funk Walsh passed away on the morning of March 20, 2013, in Ogden, Utah. Erma was born on December 8, 1912. Her family and friends recently celebrated her 100th birthday at an open house. She was born to Andrew George Funk and Lorinda Christensen Klem in Brigham City, Utah. She was the youngest of eight children. Her siblings, Esther, Lillian, Winston, Harold, Norman, Clarence, and Dorothy, all predeceased her. Erma spent her childhood in Brigham City and Evanston, Wyoming. The family then moved to Ogden, where she attended and graduated from Ogden High School in 1931. After graduating from beauty school and becoming a licensed beautician, she married John Walsh in 1937. The couple first lived in Longmont, Colorado. In 1951, the couple settled in Ogden with their two daughters, after living in Chicago, Illinois, Panama, and Libby, Montana, Her husband died in 1965. Their union was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Except for a few years spent in Gilbert, Arizona, she lived the remainder of her life in Ogden. Erma worked for many years at the Defense Depot Ogden and the Internal Revenue Service, retiring in 1975. She served in many church positions while living in the Lorin Farr Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed singing and performed with many church groups, including The Singing Mothers. She was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.She had many interests throughout the years, such as, ceramics, rock hounding, jewelry-making, cooking, and gardening. She particularly loved traveling and reading. Erma was always curious about the world, wanting to know and understand more. After retirement, she attended Weber State University, where she studied Spanish.Erma was predeceased by her daughter, Julie Anne Walsh Crosbie, and her grandson, Cristopher Shawn Crosbie. Erma is survived by her daughter, Andrea Winette Walsh Lockwood; her grandsons, Jeffrey Scott Crosbie and John Daniel Lockwood; her granddaughter, Elise Cristina Lockwood Reinert (and Elise’s husband, Jeffery); and her great-grandchildren, Sarah Kalinoski (Kaly) Crosbie, Kayla Jade Crosbie, Brandon Lee Crosbie, Isabella JulieAnn Reinert and Elizabeth Grace Reinert; and many nieces and nephews.The family extends its love and gratitude to the wonderful staff at Crestwood Care Center, who took such good care of her.Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, at 3:00 p.m., at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th St., in Ogden. Prior to the service, a viewing will be held beginning at 2:00. Interment will be at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.


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Born: December 8, 1912
Died: March 20, 2013

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Adele Austin posted on 3/26/13

Erma, you graced my life for such a short time. How I wish I had known you earlier. But you accepted me warmly into your heart and filled me and many other Forsgren descendants with amazing treasures! Thank you for your optimism and happy face. Please give hugs for me to your Grandfather and to Kate who also have a special place in my heart and lineage! Rest in peace. Dance and sing with joy!!


Ava Marie Tracy posted on 3/25/13

Andrea...I hope you remember me, Ava Marie Crosby. We grew up living next door to you on Porter Ave. I just read about Erma. What a special lady. I have many great memories of her and your family. I was also surprised to read about Julie. My sympathy and prayers to you. Sending big hug! Ava Tracy