On Friday, Jan. 3, Randy M Erickson passed away peacefully in his home in Washington, Utah, of natural causes. He lived life to the fullest, enjoying riding motorcycles, golf, Nascar, drag racing, restoring classic cars and hunting.
Randy was born June 8, 1949, to Marcia Erickson Faulhaber, He attended school in Star Valley at various schools and had the luxury of attending the school in which his grandparents were currently teaching. He graduated from Star Valley High School and then attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah.
He met and married the love of his life, Gloria Jean Dennis, on April 21, 1967, at Eldon and Grace’s home in Fairview, Wyoming. They had four children.
He started working at a young age to support his growing family. He worked at various jobs, such as the Star Valley sawmill as a machine operator, Smoky Mountain mine in Soda Springs, Idaho, as a heavy equipment operator and for many years in the road construction business as a heavy equipment operator. He then moved on to the oil, gas, and mining industry, spending many years of his life in this field. His brilliant mind and work ethic shone through during this time as he built his own successful oilfield safety business. Many of his policies and procedures are still used in the industry today. He left a lasting mark and impression on many people and companies within this field.
Randy is survived by his wife, Gloria Jean Erickson of Washington, Utah; children Kristin (Todd) Nicholls, Randy (Stacy) Erickson, Jennifer (Matt) Robbins and Judd Erickson; siblings Sherry (Frank) Spencer, Jackie (Mike) Massimino and Michael (Michelle) Faulhaber; and ten grandchildren, Jordan, Jaden, Jaxon, Tyler, Mason (Joie), Lindsey, Graceann, Chesney, Kinzley and Presley.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents Eldon and Grace Erickson, his mother Marcia Faulhaber, stepfather Richard Faulhaber, father Reuel T Call, and aunts and uncles Ree Erickson, Fayla Hall, LaJette Johns, Joy Erickson and Joyce Wyatt, who were truly like his siblings. They all had a hand in raising him and their influences touched his life in many ways.
At Randy’s request, services will be held this summer, on June 13 in Star Valley. Interment will be at the Fairview, Wyoming cemetery. One of Dad’s last wishes was to have a “cold one” in his memory. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity in his honor.