Erica Wolf Dods Rice

Erica Wolf Dods Rice


Erica Wolf (nee) Dods Rice, (born June 18, 1933) passed peacefully on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 in her home at the age of 88 years.

Erica is preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Dods, sons, Russell and Peter.

Erica is survived by her husband Ralph, sons, Douglas (Tracy) and Gregory, grandchildren, Bryan (Sarah), Meghan (Jon), Derrick and Lauren (Rick) and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Erica was a substitute teacher in Carroll County, Md., (which thrilled her sons to no end as she had some of their classes), and a doctors’ receptionist.

After moving to Berkeley Springs, she was active in the War Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the American Legion Alderton-Dawson Post 60 Auxiliary and the Knit Wits.

Those who knew her were aware she had no problem voicing her thoughts. But she always was trying to do the right thing.

She was an avid gardener and lover of nature, particularly birds.

Erica was very proud of her team of “girls” who provided 24 hour care and love to her and Ralph over the last three years. Mentored by Terri Bliziotes, RN, Heather Morgan, Holly Patterson, Diane Rankin, Marni Affeldt and Kalina Shoop helped them live their lives to the fullest. They shared their talents, children, and pets to keep life lively and interesting. Erica loved her two best friends, Cindy Stull and Anella Lee and greatly appreciated the support and care of Dr. Andrew Berens and the Hospice of the Panhandle.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made in her name to the War Memorial Hospital and/or American Legion Alderton-Dawon Post 60 Auxiliary.

A celebration of her life will be announced for a later date.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are being handled by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.