Erica McDaniel Baton Lish, 70, left this earthly state Wednesday October 13, 2021 peacefully surrounded by her family. Erica was born July 6,1951 in Broome, Western Australia to Terence and Nancy McDaniel. Erica was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She grew up in Western Australia and later moved to the United States in June 1971 where she came to marry Roger S. Baton, Sr. July 31, 1971 in the Los Angeles Temple. They later divorced. Together they had 4 children that were her pride and joy.
She worked as a bank teller for many years and later became a certified phlebotomist. Through her years of working she met many life long friends. Her interests included competing in ballroom dancing, gardening, baking, cooking, sewing, and giving endless service to others through her many loaves of bread and pots of hot soup. Her greatest accomplishment was raising her 4 children. She later married the love of her life, Kenneth R. Lish September 9, 1999 in Perry, Utah, who joined her in death 3 days later. With this marriage, she extended her family to a total of 7 children.
She is survived by her 4 children and 2 of her 3 step children, Roger S. (Lisa) Baton, JR.; Shane D. ; (Leslie) Baton; Niari A. (Justin) McFarland; Danielle Brown; Amanda and Aimee Lish. She was "The Nan" to 9 grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Peter (Kim Roe) Daniel; sisters Erron (Danny) Earl; Shane McDaniel; nieces and nephews whom she adored as her own children. She is preceded in death by her parents and 1 stepson, Brandon B. Larsen and her first true love Elvis Presley.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to all the staff of Brigham City Community Hospital. Funeral services will be held Friday October 22, 2021 at Box Elder Stake Center Chapel, 420 So 800 W., Brigham City, Utah at 11:00 A.M.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
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"My heart aches for Erica's family, I met Eric around 30 or more years ago. I met her through the Dental Lab, when I started to work there. Erica had very contagious smile, and was so friendly with everyone. We developed a friendship that will last me a lifetime. My husband John always enjoyed giving her a bad time, but she would come back on him full force. We are honored to call her and Ken our friends. We will miss them at the lab Christmas Party. I loved her Taco soup,no one could make it like your Mom. May they both rest in peace, and may the family fill comforted knowing what special people both Erica and Ken were. They will be greatly missed. Much love to you all.?
"Eck, sending much love to your dear family. I was just fifteen when we joined the Church together. So many wonderful memories. Your mum and my mum will be having a wonderful reunion with you. Much love, Jacquie (Eastwood) and Steve xxxx."
"My lovely cousin Eck. Memories and Broome and our Dads spring to mind at this time. So great to reconnect and see you in person in 2019. Love to Roger, Shane, Niari, Danielle and families and of course to Erron and her family as well. Love and thoughts with you all."
"I have known Erica a lot of years.we. would chat away when she came in to clean the lab.She often told me tales of the kids and grand kids.It was always interesting to hear what everyone was up to.We always loved her taco soup when she brought in a crock pot full.Erica made it a little different each time she made it.It depended what was in her cupboard.She often brought rolls to our xmas party.yum.It will not be the same not having her come to the lab.My thoughts and prayers are with u all at this difficult time. Jill Avery"