1924 - 2012
Margeret Eriksen was born May 22, 1924 to Max and Kathryne Uttecht in Leads, S.D. She passed away Sept. 14, 2012 in Payson, after a valiant fight with breast cancer.
As a child, she moved to Littleton, Colo. She lived in the Littleton, Deer Creek and Homewood Park areas until 1988. In 1988 she retired to Payson.
Margeret was one of the founders of the Inter-Canyon Fire Dept. ICVEES organization and a member of the Sampson Community Club in Critchell, Colo. She was also a proud member of the Colorado Republican Women’s Club.
She married Leif Eriksen on Oct. 12, 1940 and joined the family business which grew into the Homewood Park Ice Skating Rink in Deer Creek Canyon. After, Leif’s death in 1970, she continued running the ice skating business in the winter months, as well as working at Geneva Glen Summer Camp in Indian Hills, Colo. She learned the leather trade during her years at Friar Jacques at Heritage Square in Golden, Colo. She was fond of saying “when she was in jail” which was a reference to her position as a cook for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.
Margeret had an artistic flair and created customized wedding cakes for many happy brides. Her interests ran from sewing to gardening to politics. She loved to read books, work crossword puzzles and play Scrabble.
She was an exceptional woman and will be greatly missed by her daughter, Tina Polich; her son, Ace Eriksen; and her granddaughter, Jamee Eriksen.
No services are planned.
Cremation arrangements by Messinger Mortuary in Payson.