January 22, 1916 ~ October 25, 2007
Arthur Oscar Erickson
January 22, 1916~October 25, 2007
Art passed away peacefully in his sleep with his family by his side, at his home in Heber City, Utah. Born to Oscar Ludvig and Christina Axelsen Erickson. He married Bernice Lunde on July 21, 1940. They had three wonderful children together: Orin "Lee," Diane Lynn, and Cindy Ione.
Art was a great provider for his family and a lover of life. He worked for North American Aviation for 25 years and as a security guard for the City of Rolling Hills, CA, for 20 years. In between work, he filled his time with golf, square dancing, bridge, and 27 years of volunteering at the Torrance YMCA. He was later acknowledged by Congress for his countless hours of dedicated service to the Torrance YMCA Senior Program.
Preceded in death by his wife, parents, two brothers, and two sisters. Survived by children: Orin Lee (Glenna) Erickson, Diane Lynn (Peter) Palumbo, and Cindy Ione (Grant) Pekar; 3 granddaughters, 1 grandson, and 6 great-grandchildren. He was loved very much and will be missed by all who knew him.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 3, 2007, at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA at 11:00 am. A viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30 am prior to the service. Interment will be at the Pacific Crest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heber Valley Baptist Church, 1400 N. Hwy 40 PO Box 97, Heber City, UT 84032 or the Torrance South Bay YMCA Senior Program, 2900 Sepulveda Blvd. Torrance, CA 90505, (310) 325-5885. Please note in memory of Arthur Oscar Erickson.
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