Mary Caroline Wright Erb

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Mary Caroline Wright Erb was born July 18, 1930, in Los Angeles, Calif., the oldest of two daughters born to Earl and Irene Wright. She passed away on Feb. 2, 2019.

Caroline married Bud Tremaine in Las Vegas, Nev., on Dec. 24, 1949. They had three children while living in Southern California area. She later married the love of her life, Bob Erb, in Fullerton, Calif., on Oct. 14, 1959. Bob was raising his three children so with Caroline’s three children they lived together as a family much like the Brady Bunch. The family moved up to Paradise, Calif., in 1962. There they raised the six kids on an apple orchard that Caroline managed while being a stay-at-home mom. When they retired, they enjoyed traveling the western United States in their camper before settling in Apache Junction, Ariz.

Caroline was an avid sewer and quilter, making quilts for her children, grandchildren, and baby quilts for many of her great grandchildren. Love for travel led her to live in California, Arizona, South Carolina and finally in Idaho and Washington to be near her family.

She was a member of the Happy Agers in Priest River, enjoyed the quilters group at the Senior Center and was a member of TOPS in Newport.

Caro-line is survived by her children, Lisa Gibson (Dan) of Reno, Nev., Cyndi Wylie (Les) of Priest River, Idaho, Bill Tremaine of Newport, Wash., Rob Erb of San Diego, Calif., Madelyne Carlson (Dan) of Paradise, and daughter-in-law Kris Erb of Rogue River, Ore. She also has many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bob, son Gary Erb, her parents and a sister, Ellen.

No services will be held at this time. Her final wish was for her and Bob’s ashes to be scattered in the ocean going out to Catalina Island, a place they both enjoyed together.

Family would like to thank the Newport Hospital Long Term Care staff for the loving and caring support the last year of her life.

Sherman-Campbell Funeral and Cremation Services in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at shermancampbell.com.

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