|Birth: ||1916, USA|
|Death: ||Apr. 17, 2008|
Carlton "Bud" Ericksen, a University of Washington center from Bothell who later played with the Washington Redskins, died at age 92.
Mr. Ericksen was the son of Bothell pioneers and served as mayor of the town from 1969-73. He operated an auto dealership in Bothell for 27 years and later was executive director of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce.
As a UW center, Mr. Ericksen scored a touchdown in a bowl game. In the 1937 Pineapple Bowl, he took a lateral from a running back and raced 32 yards for the opening touchdown in a 53-13 win over Hawaii. He also was a standout as a defensive lineman and linebacker.
An honorable mention All-American, Ericksen played in the 1938 College All-Star Game in which the college stars beat the Redskins 28-16.
The longtime Husky season-ticket holder attended WSU home games from 1999-2004 to watch his granddaughter Kimberly play in the Cougar Marching Band.
Mr. Ericksen had lived with Edith and her husband, Jim, for 10 years and died at home.
Mr. Ericksen's wife, Pat, whom he met while serving stateside as a captain in the Army Air Corps in World War II, died in 1996.
A funeral service was held at Bothell United Methodist Church
The family has created the Bud Ericksen Inspirational Scholarship for a Bothell High School senior football player and it will be handled by The Bothell branch of Frontier Bank. The family also suggests remembrances to the Bothell Historical Society.
Patricia S Ericksen (1922 - 1996)*
Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home
Lake Forest Park
Created by: Papawraith
Record added: May 25, 2010
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