I am the proud mother of Katie and Cody Clark, a retired teacher and a Border Patrol Widow. I graduated from NAU Yuma with a Master’s Degree in education and devoted most of my time to education for I loved being in the classroom. However, on May 12, 2011 tragedy struck my family and it became one of the darkest and most hurtful moments in my family’s life, when I was informed at work that my husband passed away in the line of duty. I had just lost my dad not even two years prior to losing my husband and had already lost my grandparents, an uncle and two siblings. The first year after losing my husband my children and I attended many ceremonies honoring him and his partner. It was then that I became so passionate about helping others honor their loved ones. I helped several families with the arrangement process and offered moral support during services. For me being able to help others gave me a purpose in life and a sense that our loss was not in vain. I decided to go into this profession because it’s something that is very dear to my heart when the opportunity came up to purchase Erickson & Brown Funeral Home. I loved that Charlie and Jennifer Landwehr had created an honorable and caring business that went along with everything I stand for so it didn’t take long for me to decide that this was what I wanted to do the rest of my life. I figure God gave me this journey so that I can make a difference, and help others honor their loved ones.