Virginia M. #3 (1928 - 1952)
Surnames: Lyon, Erickson
----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 27 Nov 1952
Lyon, Virginia M. (24 MAY 1928 - 19 NOV 1952)
Mrs. Melvin Lyon, the former Virginia May Erickson, was born on a farm near Loyal (Clark Co.), Wis. On May 24, 1928, the daughter of Thomas and Clara Erickson. She was baptized and confirmed in Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Greenwood, of which she was a member.
On Dec. 14, 1944 she was married to Melvin Lyon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claire Lyon of Loyal, at Greenwood.
Virginia and her husband Melvin and daughter Sandra left here Oct. 18, 1952 for Arizona, because of her health. She has been ill for more than a year with a heart ailment brought on by an attack of Rheumatic Fever several years ago.
She passed away in Gobe, Arizona on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1952.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers, who died in infancy.
She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Sonja, 7, and Sandra 3, and two sons, Glenn 2, and Rodney 7 months, her parents and one brother, Burnell, of Madison.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 24, 1952 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. The Rev. M. Egge officiated. She was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.
During the service the choir sang "Rock of Ages," accompanied by Mrs. Don Warner on the organ.
The pallbearers were: Earl Caliebe, Wilbur Kehrberg, Art Strey, Glenn Henninger, Bernard Clouse, and Louis Edwards.
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