Russell was born on December 7, 1953 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Erwin Louis and Shirley Mae Ericson. Russell passed away on December 3, 2012, just four days shy of his 59th birthday. He was preceded in death by his parents. Russell is survived by his two siblings, Richard Ericson, a brother, and Shelley Ericson Wheeler, a sister. Also surviving Russell are nine nieces and nephews.
Russell worked as a welder for 26 years where he made many friends. Russell enjoyed owning and riding horses (one of which he would bathe in the car wash). He and a good friend, JB Holbrook, were great fans of the cutter horse races.
Russell loved his family. One of his later “bucket list” goals was to be sealed to his parents with his siblings.This goal was achieved on October 31, 2012 when the family became an eternal family in the Bountiful LDS Temple.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the Bountiful 22nd Ward, 990 N. 100 West. A viewing will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main and Saturday morning 12 to 2:45 p.m. at the church prior to services. Interment-Lakeview Cemetery, 1640 East Lakeview Drive, Bountiful. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.
The family would like to thank the Bountiful 22nd Ward, Allyn Sorensen, Leon Nelson, Avalon Care Center, The Hospice Staff and the Utah Cancer Specialists for their help and loving care given to Russell during the past few months.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Utah Cancer Specialists in Salt Lake City, Utah.