Erica Lynn Monson McComb beloved mother, daughter, sister, and friend passed from this life on Monday, October 17, 2022, at the age of 40.
She is already tremendously missed by surviving members of her family including Garrett McComb (husband), Lyncoln and Jaxon McComb (sons), Geri Nicponski (Mother), Neil and Julie Monson (Father & Stepmother), Jean Monson (Grandmother), Amie Jo and Josh DeGarmo (Sister & Brother-in-law), Samantha Nicponski (Sister), Elizabeth Nicponski (Sister), and 2 nephews Jaydn and Carson DeGarmo.
She was greeted in heaven by her Dad, David Nicponski, and grandparents.
Erica was born and raised in the Murray city area surrounded by family and friends. She attended Murray High School where she met the love of her life, Garrett at the young age of 17. They were later married on October 4, 2003, just reaching 19 years of marriage prior to her passing. One of Erica’s deepest desires in life was to be a mother. She and Garrett expanded their family with the arrival of their first son, Lyncoln in 2007 and later with their second son, Jaxon in 2009. Erica’s boys were her light, her spirit, and her joy.
Family was so important to Erica especially since she was such a momma’s girl. Family trips to Bear Lake, Lake Powell, Disneyland, Disney World Cruise, and Hawaii are just a few of the many amazing adventures she went on with her family. Camping was such a big part of Erica’s life. Many of her younger years were spent at her grandpa and grandma Monson’s cabin fishing, hiking, building forts, ATV rides, cooking, games, and much much more. Erica had some many beautiful memories from camping. There just isn't enough room here to list them all.
Erica had a great passion for cooking. She was always ready to try a new recipe or recreate a favorite dish. She canned tomatoes annually with her mother, for macaroni and tomatoes were a beloved family favorite dish. Erica comes from a great family of cooks. Both her grandmothers, mother and other family members shared a connection and love with Erica through cooking. Erica took her cooking into her career path as a Kitchen Manager at a local elementary in Murray School District. She loved cooking and serving the many students at her elementary school.
As a family, we are woefully inadequate in trying to capture in words what a beautiful, loving, and amazing spirit of our beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend that was Erica. Yet, it is our hope to summarize it just a little with this poem dedicated to Erica.
“In Our Hearts” by Unknown Author. We thought of you today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. We think of you in silence, we often speak your name. Now all we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we’ll never part. God has you in his keeping, we have you in our heart.
Graveside services will take place at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 10:00 am. Celebration of Life Services will take place at a later date.
A luncheon will follow the graveside services at 932 Greenoaks Dr, Murray, UT 84123.
I worked with Erica in the cafeteria since the start of school this year. She was such a sweet lady and had a heart of gold. Always talked about her kids and family. She will be missed by so many.
Oh how I loved Erica. She was kind and friendly. She would often have a surprise waiting for me at lunch whether it was her yummy salad with bacon or her pizza with extra garlic. I appreciated her and her talent and the joy she brought to me and the kids at Longview. I will miss her.
Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family to feel peace at this sad time.
Miss Erica was always taking care of everyone here at our school; students and teachers alike. If she noticed the staff needed a little boost, she would make us one of her amazing salads or a special pizza to brighten our day. I miss her loving caring energy and her sense of humor so much. Walking down that hallway just isn't the same without her to greet me. We love you so much, Erica! Thank you for taking care of us. Your memory will always live on here at Longview.