New Albany

Frazier Stum, Erica

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Born July 9, 1985, New Albany, Indiana.
Died December 27, 2018, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Erica held a Master's degree in Special Education. Much of her teaching career was done at Paramount School of Excellence (Indianapolis, IN), where she not only served as a Special Education Teacher, but also fostered their robotics program to win multiple state titles and compete in multiple world competitions. Even after leaving full-time teaching, Erica stayed active in many STEM activities in Indianapolis. Erica was also nominated for the 2018 Leading Light Award from Women & Hi-Tech.
Erica lived fiercely. She was a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, and friend. She worked tirelessly as a Cervivor Ambassador, advocate, and public speaker. In 2018, she was awarded the Cervivor Legacy Award, which will now be renamed in her memory. Locally, she received the Indiana Cancer Consortium Survivorship Award and the Indiana Immunization Coalition HPV Champion Award. She was also an advocacy volunteer with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and served on the regional HPV campaign team. Erica helped to write legislation to further advance Cervical Cancer Research, and was very active with the Indianapolis Cancer Support Community Center. Erica was a published author and avid supporter (and alumni) of First Descents, Camp Koru, and the Send It Foundation. She maximized her opportunity for adventure, with regular travel and white water kayaking.
Erica was preceded in death by her grandfathers Curtis Frazier and Hulet Walls, Jr; and grandmothers Anita Olsen and Bertha Baker Walls.
She is survived by her husband, JR Stum; Son, Wylee Ruckman; Father, Steve (Iryna) Frazier; Mother, Sue (Jerry) Schuppert; Sisters, Jennifer (Scott) Rogers, Hallie (Malachi) Martin; Step-Brother, Artem Klochkov; two nieces, eight nephews, family, colleagues, and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Cancer Support Community Center (5150 W 71st St., Indianaplois, IN, 46268) from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations and contributions can be made to: Cancer Support Community Center, Cervivor, Camp Kesem, and First Descents.

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