ERICA PAIGE WICKSTROM

April 26, 1996

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October 23, 2020

EPWickstrom

ERICA PAIGE WICKSTROM

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Service Details

A memorial service will be held at Aguero Funeral Home at 4402 E. Saunders St. on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

In accordance with CDC safety precautions, we ask everyone attending funeral services to wear a mask and practice social distancing. There will be limited seating for services. For everyone’s safety please honor the family from a distance.

Obituary

Erica Paige Wickstrom, 24, of San Antonio, passed away on October 23, 2020.

Born in Laredo, Texas, on April 26, she was graduated from J. W. Nixon High School. She later graduated from Animal Care Officer Academy in San Antonio.

Driven to make a positive impact on the world, she joined the Field Division of the San Antonio Animal Care Services to support the safety and protection of animals. Being an Animal Care Officer (ACO) was more than a job to her; this ACO team was her second family, especially her two best friends, Kendall and Alexandra (Wifey).

Erica was passionate about all animals, with a special affinity for dogs. She adopted her pit bulls, Wednesday and Roger, whom she loved as her children. Although she had no children of her own, her nephew, Jay Montzon, had her heart and she loved him as her own son.

Equally important, Erica was a self-starter. She had an affinity for tattoos and had set a goal to become a tattoo artist. She purchased the necessary equipment and had started tattooing on herself and other willing subjects. Her own arms were adorned with sunflowers, honeycombs and honeybees. She also loved eating and was learning how to cook.

Spending time at the beach and attending music concerts were favorite pastimes of hers. She especially enjoyed heavy metal bands, such as Slipknot. She could sing along to every lyric and loved the energetic concert experience.

Erica appreciated life to the fullest and firmly believed in going with the flow of life rather than letting life get you down. Her philosophy was to brush things off and move forward. Her carefree approach to life gifted her with the ability to find humor in everything, even when she was unceremoniously dropped into the bathtub by her two best friends while climbing through the bathroom window after being locked out of her house. Her reaction was hysterical laughter. She remained clear minded and joyful in all circumstances.

Although she was young, Erica was committed to serving others to the end and had taken steps to do so early in life. She signed up to have all her organs donated to those in need and, as a result, has now saved many lives.

Erica is survived by parents, Mary (Rafael) Treviño and Eric Wickstrom (Jennifer); siblings, Megan Hessler and Alexis Eads; nephew, Jay Montzon; niece, Marley Danger Hessler; maternal grandmother, Janie Eads; best friends, Kendall and Alexandra (Wifey); pit bull children, Wednesday and Roger; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family expresses special gratitude to the San Antonio University Hospital Trauma Team, especially Erica’s two nurses, Laura and Tara, for their phenomenal care. They consistently went above and beyond in both their service and care.

Shorty, as she was affectionately called by her mom, was a kind-hearted person who proudly stood her ground for her beliefs. She had the softest, sweetest soul and was simultaneously fierce. All who were fortunate to know her will sorely miss her giving heart, staunch support, and humorous, loving, carefree approach to life.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Grand Companions Humane Society, a non-profit organization that helps people save, honor, and connect with pets. Donations may be made via their website at grandcompanions.org.

Condolences

30 thoughts on “ERICA PAIGE WICKSTROM”

  1. Eric, Mary, Megan and Alexis, please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time.

    Keith & Florinda Lewis

  2. My heart aches to know she’s gone. She was a beautiful person inside and out. My condolences to the family during this most difficult time 🙏❤🙏

    May she RIP ❤🙏🐕🐆🐅

  3. Stephanie Villarreal

    I’m really sorry for your loss, she was truly an amazing person. My family and I send our deepest condolences. ❤

  4. Her light shined the brightest through her actions and through her love and willingness to be a positive change in her community and for the lives of the animals she protected. This “Firecracker” will be sorely missed at the San Antonio Animal Care Services Team but she will never be forgotten.
    Rest now sweet angel and take our love with you. Prayers, love and condolences to all the family and friends she has left behind. We’ll all see you soon.

  5. On Behalf of our families, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to all of your family. May she rest in eternal paradise. We are truly sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers

  6. OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY ON THE LOSS OF YOUR BELOVED DAUGHTER. I WILL ALWAYS TREAURE THE MEMORIES I HAD WITH ERICA AS MY FORMER 5TH GRADE STUDENT.

    MRS. ESTELA RODRIGUEZ/MR. ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ

  7. Elsa Martinez Dominguez

    Eric, my condolences for the loss of your sweet girl. May God receiver her into His arms and into her heavenly home with the angels. May you have peace knowing that she is now living the fullness of life. My sisters and I are praying for her eternal respose and for the whole family. May God grant you peace.
    Elsa and sisters, Norma and Alma Martinez

  8. Eric, Mary and family, we were so sorry to hear about the loss of your Beautiful daughter Erica. There are really no words to help ease the pain. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please know that you are in our thoughts, and in our hearts. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.
    Sincerely,
    Robert, Jo Dale, Anissa, Dakota, Baby Cheyenne, Peter, Samantha, Scarlett & Baby Arthur.

  9. Eric, Mary and family, we were so sorry to hear about the loss of your Beautiful daughter Erica. There are really no words to help ease the pain. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please know that you are in our thoughts, and in our hearts. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.
    Sincerely,
    Robert, Jo Dale, Anissa, Dakota, Baby Cheyenne, Peter, Samantha, Scarlett & Baby Arthur.

  10. Eric, Mary and family, we were so sorry to hear about the loss of your Beautiful daughter Erica. There are really no words to help ease the pain. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please know that you are in our thoughts, and in our hearts. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.
    Sincerely,
    Robert, Jo Dale, Anissa, Dakota, Baby Cheyenne, Peter, Samantha, Scarlett & Baby Arthur.

  11. We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your Beautiful daughter Erica. There are really no words to help ease the pain. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please know that you are in our thoughts, and in our hearts. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.
    Sincerely,
    Robert, Jo Dale, Anissa, Dakota, Baby Cheyenne, Peter, Samantha, Scarlett & Baby Arthur.

  12. Sally Sanchez Luna

    My deepest condolences Mary, Eric and Jen. May God keep beautiful Erica in the loving palm of his hands. My thought, love and prayers are with you all.

  13. All our thoughts and prayers are with you. May her memory be a blessing.

    Dr. Stern and the Staff at the Webb County Medical Examiner

  14. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Erica’s family. I had the honor of working with Erica and for the short period of time I knew her, she is someone who I will always remember for her passion she had about animals and her courageous spirit. When I think of Erica, I think of the big welcoming smile she always had and how funny and outgoing her personality was. I know she will be greatly missed by everyone who met her and I would like to extend love and prayers to her family and close friends at this time. Erica made a big impact on many of the animal lives she saved and all the people that knew her, may she Rest In Peace.

  15. Phillip Wickstrom

    Eric our deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved daughter Erica. We will always remember her as a happy and free child. She was alway sweet, kind, and
    loving to all. May The Lord hold her in His arms and welcomed her to heaven. We will be praying that God gives you strength and courage to continue through this difficult time. We love you dearly, Phillip, Dinorah and Elizabeth.

  16. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. I offer you my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    ~Mr & Mrs. Pablo Castillo

  17. Sending our deepest condolences. We were heartbroken to hear about the loss of Erica. A beautiful life taken too soon. Praying for comfort and peace for your family and all those who had the honor of knowing her.
    Sincerely,
    Lou and Paula Ornelas

  18. Doris Ortiz- Arce

    My deepest condolences to the family my heart aches for you all! You all are in my thoughts & prayers. May Érica RIP

    Love, Doris

  19. John & Irma Rigal and family

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We will forever remember Erica for the sweet, kindhearted person that she was. May she rest in peace.

  20. I’m so grateful to have gotten to know Erica. Everything she did, she did enthusiastically. I’m glad that just a couple of weeks ago I took the opportunity to tell her how much we appreciated all the notes she would make for the dogs she picked up. Her notes helped us find placement to some of the least desirable dogs which were always her favorites. I’m sure she was at the bottom of a massive dog pile when she was greeted by all the dogs she loved at the gates of heaven.

  21. Eric,
    Please accept our condolences for the loss of your daughter, Erica. Know that we are thinking of you and your family in the very difficult time.
    Blessings,
    Hector, Deborah, Ileana and Denise

  22. My heartfelt condolences Mary to you and your family. I am praying for you my dear friend. I can’t imagine the grief that you are enduring right now. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Lord I ask you to hear her cries and comfort her torn and wounded heart. Sending you a big hug.
    Gaby Saenz Esquivel

  23. We are saddened to hear about the loss of your beautiful daughter, Erica. May the love of those around you and the love of God, help you through the days ahead. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    ~Eva, Claudia, Laura & Roberto (Güero) González

  24. Please accept my deepest heartfelt condolences on your loss of your beautiful daughter. Please know my thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time. May God Bless You and Your Family Always!
    🙏🏼😇🙏🏼

  25. Eric and Wickstrom Family,
    I’m heartbroken to think of your grief, my early childhood memories of your sweet family are very dear to me. Though words feel useless, I speak on behalf of my parents George and Cathy, and sister Adriana, when I send our deepest condolences.

  26. Nadine Jasso Pabst

    Eric and family, my deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family my brother. May her memory be for a blessing. All my love, Nadine and family

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