Flora Macleod married Robert Erickson on Oct. 18, 1959 in Long Beach Calif., after they met through friends playing volleyball on the beach. They celebrated nearly 55 years of marriage when Bob passed away three years ago. After receiving her medical degree from 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 after moving from Los Alamitos, Calif., 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 musicians during the Moab Music Festival for many years, as well as cooking for the weekly church dinners. Of all the volunteering work that Flora did, her favorite was volunteering at the elementary school, helping young students with their reading skills.
In 2006 she received the Grand County Volunteer Silver Bowl award.
Many in Moab knew Flora 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 hand-made teddy bears, many 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, and 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 on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. at The Community Church of Moab, located at 544 Mivida Drive.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.spanishvalleymortuary.com.