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Delsa Lancaster Erickson

July 17, 1934 ~ July 10, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old


Delsa Lancaster Erickson, lived the dash between 1934 and 2023 to it’s fullest.

She was born July 17, 1934 and died July 10, 2023. Born to Robert Thomas Lancaster and Ella Harriett Crook the 6th child (and always said she was the oldest of the second half) of 10 children. Siblings: Audene, Marilyn, Vernon, Violet, Delano, Bud, Annie, Layne, and Julia.  All predeceased her except Julia.

She grew up in Smoot, but spent summers at Forest Dell herding cattle and sheep (mostly sheep!) As a young girl she survived a crash with a highway truck while herding cows.

She married Albert McKay Erickson on April 9, 1951 in Kemmerer, Wyoming.  They were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on July 31, 1952 for time and all eternity.  There were 7 children born to this union: Robyn Kay, Carrie, Kyle L, Julie, John Clarence, Alice, and McKay L.

Service to others and unconditional love were her mottos. She loved quilting, crocheting, knitting, and serving in the humanitarian center.  She served in many positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

She and Kay served five missions: Ireland Dublin, Martin’s Cove, Singapore, Temple Square, and Seoul Korea Temple. She loved her missions and has friends from all parts of the world. She had a huge capacity for love and never met a person she did not love.

 In 2020, Kay passed away and she continued to live her last 2 ½ years to the fullest. She and Kay loved to travel and saw many of the beautiful sites of the world.

We miss her already and love her very much.

A viewing will be held on Friday, July 14th, 2023 at 6-8 at the Schwab Mortuary.

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July 14, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schwab Mortuary and Crematory
44 East 4th Ave.
Afton, WY 83110

July 15, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:45 PM
Osmond LDS Chapel
3166 WY-241
Afton, WY 83110

Funeral Service
July 15, 2023

1:00 PM
Osmond LDS Chapel
3166 WY-241
Afton, WY 83110


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