Sharon Marie Miller
Sharon Marie Miller (Sharon Cuillier, Sharon Erickson), 71, of Bellingham, WA, passed away May 18, 2019 at her home.
Sharon was born September 19, 1947 in Yakima, WA and was the 2nd of 5 children. When Sharon was 5, the family moved to Kennewick, WA. She graduated from Kennewick High School in 1965 and attended Tri City Business College.
In 1965, Sharon moved to Seattle to work for a federal supply agency which supported the Navy on Harbor Island. While in Seattle, she met and married Clayton Erickson. They were married for 22 years and raised two children, making their home in the Lake Samish area of Bellingham.
Sharon worked part time while her kids were young, first for the Whatcom County Treasurer’s office and then as a personal assistant for Patricia and Maynard Parks. She was active in the Lake Samish Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, which worked to provide the volunteer firemen with new gear and equipment.
Sharon enjoyed bowling, coaching a Saturday morning junior league at Park Bowl for many years. She enjoyed sewing, genealogy, cooking, baking and gardening. She looked forward to yearly trips with extended family to the Oregon Coast and Wallowa Lake, OR.
In 1987, Sharon began her second career at Western Washington University. She started in the English Dept as an Office Assistant, worked for the Western Foundation, and eventually became the Administrative Services Manager in the Music Department. She particularly enjoyed working with the music students and faculty.
After retirement, Sharon travelled to Alaska and Mexico with friends. She spent much of her time creating cherished quilts for her kids and grandkids, and was often tuned into the Seattle Mariners, regardless of their record. She continued to trace her family history, adding to her extensive genealogical records.
Sharon is preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Cuillier; father, Edward Cuillier; and brother Thomas Cuillier.
She will be missed by her son, Darren Erickson; daughter, Coleen (Curt) Aylen; sisters Pat (Dick) Brown and Denise (Larry) Dillon; brother Mark (Daya) Cuillier; grandchildren Joel Erickson, Ethan Erickson, Kaia Aylen and Cole Aylen; several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.