Lorna Crystal Erickson, 46, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019 in Grover, Wyoming. She was born April 4, 1973 in Rawlins, Wyoming to Darrel and Marsha Haderlie.
She spent the first several weeks of her life with her Grandpa and Grandma Haderlie in Star Valley. Marsha had serious complications after Crystal’s birth and was unable to care for her during that time. Her family moved back to Freedom where Crystal grew up in a house that her Great Grandfather had built. As a young girl, Crystal took dance classes and showed her dog Bandit in 4-H.
In high school, Crystal was active in cheerleading and was on the Brave Cadette Dance team. Crystal graduated from Star Valley High School and LDS seminary in 1991.
After high school, she attended LDS Business College in Salt Lake City for a year. She moved to Logan, Utah where she worked for a year before moving back to Star Valley to work at Thayne True Value and for Rigo Chaparro at State Farm Insurance. She also worked at Metcalf Elementary school.
Crystal married her high school sweetheart, Daniel “Harve” Erickson on May 17, 1996 in the Idaho Falls, Idaho Temple. Crystal and Harve worked in Star Valley during the summers and went to school in Laramie for the first few years of their marriage. Crystal graduated with an Associates degree in Business Office Technology from Laramie County Community College in 1998.
In November 1998, her first daughter Shaylee was born in Laramie. The family moved to Ft Collins, Colorado in the fall of 2001 for Harve to attend veterinary school. Lyndi was born in Ft Collins in March of 2005.
After graduation, they moved back to Star Valley. It was wonderful to be back close to family. They lived in Afton, Osmond, and Grover.
Crystal was caring and loving. She taught her daughters to be mannerly and respectful. She loved spending time with her Father and Mother. She believed that a smile or hello could make someone’s day better. Crystal loved her Heavenly Father and Savior and tried to be kind to others.
Crystal was preceded in death by her father, Darrel Haderlie. She is survived by her husband Harve, daughters Shaylee and Lyndi, her mother Marsha Haderlie, sister LaNiece (Lynn) Call and brothers Roy (Dezi) Haderlie and Farren (Tara) Haderlie.