Our beloved, Albert Mckay ‘Kay’ Erickson, passed away at the University of Utah Hospital on Saturday, December 5, 2020.
He was born on April 19, 1934 to Clarence Henry and Emily Barrus Erickson in Fairview, Wyoming, the middle child of seven: Clarence Val Dee (Doris - deceased), Carol (deceased), Verd B (Pat - both deceased), Albert McKay (Delsa), Emily Gayle (Keith - both deceased), Henry Steven (Betty), and Doran J - deceased (Debra).
He married Delsa Lancaster on April 9, 1951 in Kemmerer. They were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple July 31, 1952. Seven children were born to this union: Robyn Kay, Carrie, Kyle L, Julie, John Clarence, Alice, and McKay L.
He was very generous with his time and money serving others throughout his life. He was called as Bishop of the Osmond Ward, Afton Wyoming Stake when he was 26 years old.
A lover of the mountains, he would do anything to be in his happy place. He had travelled to Jackson with Delsa on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 to see the wildlife at the National Elk Refuge. It was a good day.
Elder and Sister Erickson served missions in Ireland, Singapore, Temple Square, Martin’s Cove, and Seoul Korea.
Kay is survived by Delsa and his seven children: Rob (Rhonda), Carrie (Dave) Dunn, Kyle (Wendy), Julie (DeLane) Skinner, John, Alice (Leon) Moffat, and McKay (Heidi), 145 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, two brothers, two sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, daughter-in-law, Betty (John), and three great-grandchildren (Todd McKay, Henry Chad, and Adella Valasi).
A viewing will be held December 11, 2020 at Schwab Mortuary from 6-8 p.m.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, December 12 from 10-11:45 a.m. at the Cottonwood Ward chapel.
The funeral will begin at 12 noon at the Cottonwood Ward chapel.
The funeral will be broadcast live.
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