|Birth: ||May 26, 1913|
|Death: ||Aug. 3, 2009|
Beth Hicken Erickson passed away peacefully on August 3, 2009 in Bountiful, Utah.
She was born May 26, 1913 in Raymond, Alberta, Canada to Albert and Ruth Skousen Hicken.
They lived on a farm in Alberta and Beth was proud of this heritage. Beth was the oldest child in the family and had three brothers die in infancy. She was preceded in death by sisters LaRue and Hazel, and brothers Reed, Mark and Dale; grandson, Stephen Erick Lynes.
Beth married Cleve Erickson on August 26, 1937. The marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on September 15, 1950. Cleve preceded her in death on November 29, 1973.
Beth is survived by their three children: Michael C. (Marilynn) of Spanish Fork; Vickie Ruth (Roger) Lynes of Kearns; and Chesley H. (Amy) of Bountiful; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, Howard (Ethel) Hicken of Raymond, Alberta, Canada.
After growing up in Canada, Beth immigrated to Utah with friends and family in the early 1930's, where she worked assisting Dr. Frank Lowe in Logan, Utah and eventually Richfield, Utah. Cleve and Beth met shortly thereafter and enjoyed many good times with other couples, dancing at local spots. They settled in Richfield and developed together a family farm at which both worked many long hard hours.
In addition, to assisting Cleve on the farm, Beth worked at the Indian dormitory, Parson's Bakery and at the Senior Citizen's Center. After retiring, Beth enjoyed daily lunch at the Senior Center and loved the people who worked and accompanied her there. She was an avid walker and could be seen with friends on her daily adventures throughout Richfield.
Beth was an active member of the LDS Church, performing temple work and teaching Sunday school. Beth was blessed with tremendous neighbors who watched out and cared for her and assisted the family in her later years. She enjoyed traveling with the family and annual excursions to her home town in Canada with her brother, Dale.
The highlights of her life were visits from her grandchildren, taking them to the farm, Richfield swimming pool, shopping in town or driving to Fishlake. She was meticulous with her yard and took special care to prune the flowers, mow the lawn and keep everything looking nice. She loved and cared for her dogs and cats that kept her company.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 7, 2009 at 12:00 Noon in the Magleby Mortuary (50 South 100 West) in Richfield, Utah. Friends may call at the mortuary from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Interment will be in the Richfield City Cemetery
Published in the Deseret News on 8/5/2009.
Cleve Erickson (1908 - 1973)
Vickie Ruth Erickson Lynes (1946 - 2011)*
Richfield City Cemetery
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Aug 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40448495