March 4, 1970 – Nov. 2, 2013
Born in Livermore, Calif., Erin spent her early years in the San Francisco Bay area. In 1973, she moved with her family to a farm near Yreka, Calif. where she attended grades K-7.
In 1983, Erin relocated with her family to Bellevue, Wash. where she completed work at Odle Junior High and Interlake High School, graduating in 1988.
She spent two years at the University of Arizona and then returned to Washington where she was employed in the restaurant business. In 1994 she graduated Cum Laude from Washington State University in hotel administration.
She spent six months studying at the International Institute of Tourism and Management in Krems, Austria.
After a year in management at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Erin was employed in the beverage industry by Fiji Water, IZZE, Reed’s, Jones Soda and Sunny Delight in West Coast distribution and management positions, residing in Seattle.
Erin is survived by her husband, Andrew Kliphardt, and two children, Kennedy and Cooper Kliphardt of Seattle; her parents, Tom and Micky Parker, Fountain Hills; her brother, Jeffrey, sister in law, Jennifer, and nephews and niece, Truman, Everett and Lila Parker of Scottsdale; her aunt and uncle, Kathy McCord and Remy Lazarowicz of Fountain Hills; her aunt, Susan Parker of Atascadero, Calif.; her aunt, Debbie Mushen of Kennewick, Wash.; her grandmother, Alice Campbell of Fountain Hills; her cousins, Melanie Carattini of San Diego, Calif., Greg Mushen and Tim Mushen of Seattle, Wash. and John Parker of Atascadero, Calif.