Erica Page Wilhelm

Born: Tue., Mar. 1, 1955
Died: Sat., Mar. 19, 2016


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Erica Page Wilhelm, 61 of LaPlata, MD passed away at her home on March 19, 2016.

Erica was born in Delaware to Robert MacGregor and the late Barbara Johnson.  Erica is lovingly remembered by her husband, Dr. Eric Wilhelm; sons, Dakota and Dalton Wilhelm; brothers, Thaddeus, Benji and Todd MacGregor; sisters, Erin and Julie MacGregor and Tamie Allen (Gary). 

Erica had a joy for life.  She was an avid equestrian and artist who spun wool and enjoyed painting.  She also liked cooking, canning, gardening and spending time with her family and beloved dog, Roxy.

Erica had a strong independent streak as evidenced by her hitchhiking across the country when she was just 16 years old.  She gained employment at Amdahl Corp, starting as a secretary; she retired as a senior contract analyst, dealing with all Fortune 500 companies.  Erica also had a keen sense of style.  Her favorite saying was “Rust Never Sleeps”, which exemplified her outdoor gardens.  She instilled a sense of self-sufficiency in her two sons as they helped with canning foods, cooking, mending and fixing what was broken.  A keen observer of nature, Erica was the consummate flower child raising goats, sheep, chickens and rabbits, all of which she used; the wool from the sheep and goats was taken, washed, carded, spun, dyed and finished as sweaters, scarves and gloves.  Angora wool mixed with her boys’ first haircuts made gifts for grandparents.  Erica left her world a better place and her two sons well prepared for life.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Online condolences to the family can be made at arehartechols.com.  

 

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Bonnie Rafer
   Posted Mon March 21, 2016
Dear Eric, Please know that you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Erica was a very brave woman for so many years. You have our deepest sympathy with hopes for better days ahead. Love, Bonnie & Bruce Rafer and family

James A Murphy
   Posted Mon March 21, 2016
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, wife & friend. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I know that nothing can take away the pain that you are feeling right now, but I just want you to know that your mother was an inspiration to me and I will remember her forever.”

James A. Murphy (One of her MANY long-time YouTube friends)
3/21/2016

Joan Sherman
   Posted Tue March 22, 2016
Dear Eric, Dalton, and Dakota,
I was so saddened to hear about Erica's passing. Although I hadn't seen her in a while, I will always remember her humor, generosity, and kindness. She always made me feel welcome whenever I was at your home. I will miss her. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Love,
Joan

James A Murphy
   Posted Tue March 22, 2016
“I am saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. She was loved and respected by everyone who met her. I hope you can find peace in the wonderful life she has lived. May she rest in peace. God bless you and your entire family.”

James A. Murphy
3/21/2016
8:20pm
One of her MANY long time You Tube friends
(SSArt98 on YouTube)

We sure do miss you already SkyBirdBird................

Tabby Krauel
   Posted Wed March 23, 2016
Dear Eric, Dalton and Dakota -

We are truly saddened to hear about the passing of Erica. May you find comfort in all of the wonderful memories that you have gathered over the years. We will be thinking of you and praying for peace during this difficult time.

Rob, Tabby, Morgan and Hannah Krauel

Judy Norris
   Posted Wed March 23, 2016
Time to short, though she accomplished so much with a variety of interest.
I came to know her through the Garden Club an easy and gifted personality.
Sincere condolences to all.

Jim Dent
   Posted Fri March 25, 2016
We have known the Wilhelm family for many years and send our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

Jim and Joan Dent

Rita Underwood
   Posted Sat March 26, 2016
Dr. Eric and family: so sorry to hear about your loss. May your wife's soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace


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