Erika Renee Shinkle Payne
February 10, 1977 ~ January 2, 2022
Our beloved Erika passed back to her loving Heavenly Father after bravely enduring a long illness. She leaves behind her husband, Cedric, parents Celeste and Terry Curtis, two brothers, Aaron Shinkle and Shane Johnson, along with many other family and friends. She is preceded in death by father, Gary Shinkle, whom she adored.
Erika was born in Murray, Utah and at age ten moved to Boise, Idaho. There she finished school graduating from Capital High School. She loved her independence working several places including Idaho Pizza Factory, and Mr. Frog’s Preschool and Day Care.
Erika loved little children and was always happy when around them. She loved music and met her husband, Cedric, while he worked as a Dee Jay for a local radio station.
They later lived near Hill Air Force Base in Layton, Utah. Erika waited faithfully while he completed his final tour in Afghanistan. Sometime later they moved to Columbia, MD to be near Cedric’s aging mom, Alma. The past ten years they have lived in Fairview, Utah.
Erika will be remembered for her loving kindness toward everyone she met. She never knew a stranger; all were her friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 10, 2022, at 11:00 in the Fairview 1st Ward Chapel with a visitation from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment in the Fairview City Cemetery. Online condolences and recorded Zoom Link at rasmussenmortuary.com in her obituary.