1913 - 2009
Homer Erickson died Sept. 2, 2009 in Payson. He was born Nov. 21, 1913 in Bozeman, Mont.
Mr. Erickson was raised in Montana and worked as a cook and a newspaper printer before he became an accountant in the construction industry. He excelled at bowling, averaging in the 190s for years. Every Thursday afternoon he would bowl with his many friends in the Senior League.
He was also an avid reader of Western novels and regularly checked out seven books from the Payson Public Library each week.
His cheerfulness and good humor charmed everyone he met.
He moved to Payson 30 years ago with his wife of 52 years, Madelyn, also from Montana. She preceded him in death in 1993.
He is survived by his sons, Don Erickson of Payson and Marty Erickson of Riverside, Calif.; and daughter, Cherie Sotterfield of Gilroy, Calif. Also surviving him are his daughter-in-law, Laurie Erickson; son-in-law, Bill Sotterfield; five granddaughters and two great-grandsons.
A memorial celebration is pending.