1929 ~ 2014
Ericson left this mortal existence peacefully on January
18, 2014 to return to Heavenly Father and be reunited with
his sweetheart due to causes incident to age. We are happy
for our father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and
friend and grateful for the life he led.
Ray Davis Ericson was born to Charles Levi Ericson and
the former Jemima Davis on July 18, 1929 in Salt Lake City,
Utah. Ray grew up as the middle child of three brothers
in Salt Lake City. He graduated from East High School in
1947, where he participated in football, basketball, and
track. He then attended the University of Utah where he
He married Audrey Planty on December 15, 1951 and later
divorced. They had two children, Devon and Dean Ericson.
While married, they lived near San Diego, California where
Ray worked for Long’s Drugs and they owned an ice
He later married the former Mary Elizabeth "Mickie"
Lowry on August 25, 1967. They were subsequently sealed
in the Salt Lake Temple on April 7, 1971. They had two children,
David Ray and James Kelly Ericson.
Ray loved hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time
in the outdoors. He also enjoyed sports and being in the
company of good friends and associates. He had a big heart
and a big personality. He brought joy to children for more
than 40 years at Christmastime wearing a red suit that Mickie
made for him. He spent most of his adult life working in
sales and the construction industry.
A lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, Ray served in many church callings, including Scouting,
Young Men’s, and various priesthood responsibilities.
He also served as an ordinance worker at the Jordan River
and Mt. Timpanogos Temples.
He is survived by a daughter, Devon Ericson; sons Dean
Ericson, David Ray Ericson (Megan), and James Kelly Ericson
(Kelly); and grandchildren: Zachary and Evan (Dean’s),
Jessica, Emily, and Alyssa (Dave and Megan’s), and
Elisabeth, Hannah, James, and David (Jim and Kelly’s);
his brother, Loyd J. Ericson (Norma); and many loving nieces,
nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Lowry
and his brother, Charles Lee Ericson.
We are grateful to all of Ray’s friends, family,
and branch and ward members for their constant love and
support. We would also like to thank the staff at The Charleston
at Cedar Hills and Brighton Home and Hospice for their care,
especially the loving service provided by Leann Jackson,
Jay, and A.J.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, January 27, 2014
at 11:00 am at the Cedar Hills 7th LDS Ward Chapel, 9737
Chesterfield Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah. Family and friends
may call on Sunday, January 26 at the Warenski Funeral Home,
1776 North 900 East, American Fork, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
and from 9:30 to 10:30 am on Monday prior to services at
the church. Interment will be at the Highland City Cemetery.