beloved Dad, Grandpa and friend, Louis Marshall Ericson,
was called home unexpectedly on November 24, 2010. He died
suddenly in the mountains, with his son and grandson to
see him off into the loving arms of his Sweetheart, Barbara.
He was born on September 5, 1924 to Louis
and Ruth Ericson in Plain City, Utah. His father died when
he was young and Dad learned through this hardship and the
Great Depression to work hard and take care of his family.
He was known for his uncanny ability to fix almost anything
and with parts he often concocted himself!
Dad served his country during WWII and
enlisted with the Navy on May 31, 1944. As Seaman First
Class he served aboard the USS California in the Pacific
Theatre. He was awarded the Pacific Theater Ribbon, Philippine
Liberation Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon and the Victory
Dad married his loving wife Barbara Manning
on June 9, 1950, in the Salt Lake Temple. Their union would
travel the world as Dad worked in the Civil Service Automotive
and Tank Commands in the U.S., Brazil, Korea and Germany.
They were blessed with seven children: Steven (Shellie)
Ericson, Louise (Jeff) Jacobs, Diane (Mark) Avery, Marsha
Abel, Norene (John) Marvets, and twins Laurie (Kevin) McColm,
and Dr. Lamont (Debbie) Ericson. His legacy will be continued
by his amazing 23 grandchildren. He was preceded in death
by his parents, all siblings, his beloved wife, Barbara,
his son, Lamont, and son-in-law, Dave Abel.
Dad did not meet a car he did not love!
He had owned so many over the years we lost count. He was
particularly fond of the 1964 Jaguar that he and his youngest
son, Lamont restored prior to Lamont’s death. He enjoyed
planning and planting his garden every year. We all enjoyed
the harvest he created each fall and the stories of battling
the deer that ate Dad’s beloved tomatoes. The deer
won most years! Dad loved helping others and often did so
without fanfare. He would just drop by, say hi, and bring
you some chocolates or a gift from the garden. He served
several callings for the church. Since Mom’s passing,
Dad has been attached to his little dog, Ellie. Dad took
her everywhere he went! He loved spending time with his
children, grandkids and great-grandkids! The day of his
death, he had lunch with his grandkids and stopped by a
friends’ to drop off small gifts of Thanksgiving.
His example of love, courage, strength and wisdom will be
The family would like to express their
gratitude to the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, Sergeant
Hadley and Deputy Kelly; the EMS serving the night of November
24, 2010; and the Powder Mountain Ski Patrol for their efforts
on our behalf.
Funeral services for Dad will be held
on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Alpine 7th
Ward Church, 890 North Heritage Hills Drive, Alpine, Utah.
Family and friends may call Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00
pm at Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American
Fork, Utah and prior to the services on Friday morning from
9:30-10:30 am at the church. Interment will take place at
the Alpine City Cemetery, 350 North Grove Drive, Alpine,
Utah with full military honors. Funeral Directors -Warenski
Funeral Home of American Fork.
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