Erins Peaceful Heart


About Erin

Erin Tomlinson May 4, 1980 – May 18, 2010

Born on May 4, 1980 in Wheat Ridge, CO. Erin graduated Class of 1998 at Stockdale High School in Bakersfield, CA. Erin started her collegiate basketball career playing guard at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA. She was recruited to play at UC Irvine AND graduated in the Summer of 2002. Erin furthered her education at University of Redlands where she earned a Masters of Business Administration. Erin loved sports, and excelled in many. Erin was a great daughter and sister and loved spending time with her family. More than anything, Erin was an amazing friend, never taking friendship lightly. Erin was adventurous, driven, and touched many lives with her joyful spirit, contagious laugh, and easy-going personality.

Erin’s untimely passing was an extreme shock that none of us were prepared for.  Erin was diagnosed with Herpes Simplex Encephalitis .  Encephalitis is a condition where the brain becomes inflamed due to a virus or other types of infections.  

This condition is extremely rare

Herpes encephalitis is very rare, affecting two cases per million among the U.S. population

We may never learn the full reason why Erin left us as such a young age but we can cherish the fact that she made an impact on so many lives.  She will always be celebrated as a wonderful woman who will continue to bring us joy and love as we remember how special she was and always will be.

Who Are We

We are friends and family of Erin looking to share her story and vision. 

What We Do

Erin was an inspiration to all of us and we are dedicated to continuing the legacy that Erin has established and following in her footsteps.  The legacy we are looking to follow is based on “being with those who help your being”.  This was one of Erin’s favorite quotes and we are looking to live life with the same values.  We are in the early stages of finding out what we can do to help share the vision and goals that Erin was striving for and continue her legacy.  We are excited to see where this takes us and look for you to help share in this journey. 

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