|Birth: ||May 11, 1911|
|Death: ||Feb. 5, 2011|
Henry Boynton Erikson, age 99, of Tallahassee, Florida died on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at his home at Westminster Oaks Retirement Community. A Remembrance Service will be held in the Parry Center's Fireside Room at Westminster Oaks on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 4 p.m.
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 11, 1911, he graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1933 and moved to Chicago to work at Winthrop Mitchell as a grain analyst and field liaison with the Chicago Board of Trade. During WWII he served in the U.S. Army for five years achieving the rank of Major. He met and married Riva Leif Hemphill of Miami Beach, in 1943 and after the War they moved to St. Louis where he took a position as the Manager of the Agricultural Forecasting Division at Ralston Purina. In 1949, the family, which now included a son and a daughter, moved to Boston where he took a position as the General Manager of New England Fritos and added a second daughter. In 1955, the family moved to Princeton and then Miami, where he traded commodities, retiring from AG Edwards in 1981. After the death of his wife, Riva, in 1991, he moved to Westminster Oaks in Tallahassee to be closer to his children.
He is survived by his son, Henry (Hank) Hemphill Erikson (wife Amanda Cannon-Erikson), and two daughters, Jane Erikson Jackson (husband Jerry) of Fairhope, AL and Anne B. Erikson (husband Patrick Moloney) of Idyllwild, CA. Henry has four grandchildren, Scott Jackson (wife Ashley) of Fairhope, AL; Erik Jackson (partner Trent Shaw) of Seattle, WA; Riva Gregory (husband Ryan) of Birmingham, AL; and Christopher Erikson of Tallahassee, FL.; and three great-grandchildren: Hayes, Barrett and Genevieve Jackson.
He will be interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in Coral Gables, FL.
Riva Leif Hemphill Erikson (1918 - 1991)
Woodlawn Park North Cemetery and Mausoleum
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Record added: May 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89661973
Henry is in Section 5 Lot 238 Grave 1 and he was buried 17 May 2011.|
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Thank you for your service.|
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Flowers for my uncle.|
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