Erin Elizabeth Reichman, loving wife of Ryan Reichman, and loving mother to Isaac and Adeline, left behind her broken body and was received by her heavenly Father on Saturday, July 27, 2019.
Erin will be remembered for her purposeful and unceasing love for her family and friends, her extraordinary courage, and her steadfast faith in the Lord.
She was born August 30, 1976 (42) in St. Louis Park, MN, to Paul and Jacqueline Howard. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology, in Chicago, and upon graduation, on May 22, 1999, she married the love of her life, Ryan. Together, they headed west to start a life in Seattle, Washington, where she obtained her Architectural License and practiced at DLR Group, working on both retail and schools projects.
On November 30, 2009, Erin became a mother to Isaac and Adeline, which was a joyous answer to years of prayer and hopeful anticipation. She absolutely adored being a mother and cared for her family in extraordinary ways. She found great joy in watching her children grow into the amazing individuals that they are, and poured her own character, love, and strength into their hearts every day.
Although Erin fought a life-long battle with her congenital heart condition, it never defined her, nor stopped her from pursuing her passions. She remained strong and positive despite her health challenges and was an inspiration for many with a life well-lived in the midst of pain and suffering.
The Lord loved Erin, and Erin loved the Lord. She was a part of the Soma Communities church family in Tacoma and participated with several faith organizations in the area. She had a desire to see those in the community fed and housed and believed that God’s love was best shown through serving those around her.
She was proceeded in death by her father, Paul, and her son, Aiden Michael. She is survived by her mother, Jacqueline Howard, her sister, Chaya (Vincent) Chavez and their children, Eli and Luna, her husband, Ryan, and her sweet twins, Isaac and Adeline.
A memorial service will be held at Resurrection Church, 918 Division Ave, Tacoma WA at 2pm on Wednesday, the 7th of August, 2019. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Network Tacoma (www.networktacoma.org) to help homeless families in the Tacoma area.