Linda Karleen Coburn Erickson  – St George News

December 24, 1943 – November 11, 2021

Beloved daughter of God and loving mother and grandmother, Linda, 77 years old, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home in St. George, Utah on November 11, 2021. She was born on December 24, 1943 in Ogden, Utah, to Richard Karl and Lillian Elvira Lund Coburn. Linda met the love of her life, the late Lynn Harry Erickson of Ely, Nevada, while they were both serving on LDS missions in Denmark. They were married on December 27, 1968 at the Laie, Hawaii Temple. Their 45-year marvelous marriage resulted in five children and 22 grandchildren with one great-grandson.

Linda has been an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She grew up in a very large LDS family. She was the oldest of sixteen children. Linda grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and California, but her true love and home was Hawaii. She graduated from Kahuku High School and received a bachelor’s degree in math and music from Church College of Hawaii, now BYU-Hawaii.

Linda was very active in all sorts of things. As a teenager in Hawaii, she surfed every day. All her life she was active in numerous plays, choirs and bands. She could play the ukulele, guitar, clarinet, harp and piano. Her love for music permeated her whole life. She has accompanied many Broadway shows at the Tuacahn and St. George Theaters.

She loved the arts and even starred in plays like Fiddler on the Roof, Nun Sense, and Sound of Music. She taught her children, grandchildren and countless other people to play the piano. She loved to sing and composed many of her own songs.

Linda’s persistently positive outlook on life has influenced thousands of lives. Your ubiquitous optimism has made a huge difference in the world. She loved reading, watching movies, teaching herself to cross stitch, learning to paint, playing sports in her seventies at the Huntsman World Senior Games, and she especially loved “storytelling” and hearing all of hers Children and grandchildren were involved and active. There never seemed to be anything holding them back.

Linda’s favorite pastime was being with her husband, Lynn. They went on a date at least once a week for 45 years. They sang together, played the piano together, traveled the world together. As long as she was with Lynn, she was happy. Now they’re back together for eternity.

We are very grateful and blessed for her role model, the love she shared and the lessons she taught. We will miss her dearly and know that she is with her eternal mate, Lynn, and with her Heavenly Father.

Linda leaves behind her children Lyf (Angie) Erickson, Leilani (Jeff) Houston, Rinar (Kelly) Erickson, Nordel (Brooke) Erickson, Aislinn (Shane) Alexander and her siblings Richard (Renee) Coburn, Carma (Bruce) Bean, Margaret Coburn -Nozawa, John Coburn, Norma (Kimo) Kimokeo, Mark Coburn, Douglas (Bonnie) Coburn, Stephanie Thornton, Sunjoo (Chad) Allred, Robert (Kehea) Coburn, Kenji (Monica) Coburn and Peggy Coburn. Her husband Lynn, her parents and the three brothers David, Paul and Rudy Coburn preceded them in death.

The funeral will take place on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 11 a.m. in the LDS chapel at 550 East 700 South, St. George, Utah. Before the services, there will be a tour of the church from 9.30 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. The burial will take place in Hurricane, Utah, Cemetery under the direction of McMillan Mortuary, 435-688-8880. Expressions of condolences may be offered and a live stream of the services will be available on

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