ARCADIA, Fla. — Cherie A. Erickson, 65, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Arcadia, Fla.

Cherie was born Feb. 13, 1945, in Midland, moving to Arcadia in 2002 from Traverse City.

Cherie was a Licensed Practical Nurse, in the nursing industry until her health began to fail her, forcing her into early retirement. She enjoyed singing, collecting dolls, key chains and watches.

Cherie and her husband, Eric, an Elvis Presley Tribute Artist, were members of the Elvis Presley Continental Fan Club and the Tampa Bay Elvis Presley Fan Club. She would do vocal backup for Eric as he did his tributes to Elvis at Elvis Presley performances throughout the country.

Cherie is survived by husband of 12 years, Eric Erickson, of Arcadia, Fla.; two sons, John (Jay) McCombs, of Goose Creek, S.C., and Marc McCombs, of Traverse City; a daughter, Michele (Jeff) Dahm, of Mt. Horeb, Wis.; a brother, Mike Argyle, of Bellaire; grandchildren, Lauren, Jonas, Marc Daniel, Issac, Ian, Isobel, Travis, Evan, Conner, DeClan and Erin.

Cherie was preceded in death by her parents, Pete L. and Mary J. Gardner; and a beloved step-father, Robert Argyle.

A "Celebration of Life" for Cherie will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Arcadia, Fla., with Pastor Jim Wade officiating.

Online condolences may be made at pongerkaysgrady.com

Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Arcadia, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

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