Erma Funk Walsh will celebrate her 100th birthday. An open house will be held in her honor from 2 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 8 at the Crestwood Care Center.Ogden resident turns 100
The youngest of eight children, she was born in Brigham City on Dec. 8, 1912, to Andrew George Funk and Lorinda Klem Christensen. She graduated from Ogden High School in 1931.
She married John Walsh on May 8, 1937. They first lived in Longmont, Colo. In 1951, they settled in Ogden after living in Chicago, Panama and Libby, Mont. Her husband died in 1965. Except for a few years spent in Gilbert, Ariz., she has continued to reside in Ogden.
Her two daughters are Julie Anne Walsh Crosbie (deceased) and Andrea Winette Walsh Lockwood. She has four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was trained and worked as a beautician in her early years. She worked at Defense Depot Ogden and the Internal Revenue Service, retiring in 1975. She served in many positions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Lorin Farr Stake. She enjoyed singing and performed with many church groups, including the Singing Mothers. She was also a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
She had many interests throughout the years: ceramics, rockhounding, jewelry making, cooking and gardening. She enjoyed traveling and reading, always curious, wanting to know and understand more. After retirement, she attended Weber State University, where she studied Spanish.