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Lois Mikesell EricsonNovember 24, 1939 ~ April 24, 2017 (age 77)
Lois (Mikesell) Ericson passed away at her home in Pine Canyon on Monday, April 24, 2017 after a long illness.
Obit Lois (Mikesell) Ericson 2She was born November 24, 1939 in Elsinore, Utah to LaVar and Rhoda Mikesell. She was the fourth of six children. The family lived in many small towns, following the mining industry, eventually moving to Tooele where she graduated from Tooele High School in 1958. She met her husband of 58 years, Dale Ericson, soon after and they married on April 24, 1959. They settled in Pine Canyon, built a home and raised three children.
Lois worked many places over her lifetime, including local restaurants, the Salt Lake City Airport, Safeway grocery store and Tooele Army Depot. Lois loved her yard and gardening and hosted many family reunions and weddings. She enjoyed bowling on Tooele leagues and was a member of the Smelterman’s Auxilliary.
She loved traveling to see all that nature could offer and took many family camping trips including her favorite place, the Redwood Forest. She was an avid rock collector and rocked several beautiful fireplaces for special family members, including her own. She loved baking and made many special birthday cakes, as well as cookies and fudge during the holidays, for everyone she knew.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four siblings and a grand-daughter. She is survived by her husband Dale, three children – Kim, Monty and Clint (Scott), four grandchildren – Mandy, Russell, Jeremy and Darci, three great-grandchildren and one brother. She also has many very special nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main, Tooele, Utah, on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 12 p.m. with a viewing two hours prior. Interment will be at the Tooele Cemetery at 1 p.m. with a luncheon following at the Tooele Moose Lodge at 1100 E. Vine St., Tooele.