STEPHENVILLE - Juanita Erwin, 87, departed from the travails of this earthly life to join her Lord and Savior in His heaven for all of eternity.

A celebration of life for Juanita, a homemaker, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Harvey Baptist Church with Pastor Richmond Goolsby officiating. Burial will follow at Erath Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Lacy Funeral Home.

Juanita was born in Proctor to Ponie and Pearl Smith. After graduation in 1944, from Proctor High School, she entered North Texas University in Denton, Texas, where she earned a masterís degree in education. While attending college, she met Troy Erwin of Denton. They were married on Aug. 27, 1949. As a result of this union, they were blessed with two children, Nancy Johnson of Wilmington, North Carolina, and Eric Erwin of Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Survivors include her husband, Troy Erwin of Stephenville; daughter, Nancy Johnson and husband, Ronald, of Wilmington, North Carolina; son, Eric Erwin and wife, Debora, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; sister, Eunice Harbin of Dublin, Texas; six grandchildren, Samuel, Hannah, Eric, Greg, Kimberly, and Michael.

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