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Clinton A. Erickson

Murray, Utah

1926 - 2020

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Clinton A. Erickson
"Swede"
Clint "Swede" A. Erickson passed away peacefully in his Murray home on January 16, 2020 at the age of 94. He was born January 3, 1926 in Murray, Utah, the son of Henry Erickson and Nettie Severson Erickson. He graduated from Murray High School and eagerly joined the U.S. Navy the very next day, honorably serving in World War II. Upon his return from war, he met the love of his life, Kathleen Gately, and they married on April 6, 1951. They settled in the heart of Murray where they spent 68 adventure-filled years together, raising their children and creating cherished memories.
A proud member of his community, Clint loved being outdoors and maintaining their immaculate lawn and garden. He proudly accepted numerous beautification awards from Murray City as a token of his hard work and dedication. In addition to his love for gardening, Clint was a devoted little league baseball and youth basketball coach. He also enjoyed boating most weekends with his family. He took great pride in his work at Kennecott Copper for 40 years until he retired and a proud member of the operating Engineers Union Local 3. He continued to enjoy 34 more wonderful years of retirement with his family and friends. Winters were often spent in Arizona for baseball spring training and warmer tee times. His family and friends share so many fond memories with him that will be cherished forever.
In addition to his parents, Clint was preceded in death by his brothers, Brent, Rod, Reed, Wendall; and sister, Gwen Williams. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; sons, Steven, Randy (Lana), Craig (Terry); daughter, Patty; grandchildren, Kristoffer, Meghan, Alysia (Ben), Heather; one brother, Hal (Pat) and one sister, Lois (Steve) Stevens.
The family would like to thank Dr. Sara Penqite at the VA Hospital and Mery Shunk.
A funeral service will be held Friday, January 24, 2020, 10:00 a.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State Street, Murray. Viewings will be held Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. and prior to the service Friday from 9:00- 9:45 a.m., also at the mortuary. Interment: Murray City Cemetery. Online condolences at www.jenkins-soffe.com.

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My deepest sympathy to the family. I'm so sorry to hear of Swede's passing. I was honored to have known him. Kate I'm here for you if you need me. Love Lenice Dawson.

Katie, Steve, Patty, Randy, and Craig ... my deepest sympathies on Swede's passing.

Trying to find the right words to share at times like this is extremely difficult. Especially for your Dad who had a presence and character that seemed larger-than-life' when I was growing up.

I have fond memories about the times our families went camping together; spending nights around campfires and sleeping in tents. And the times we spent boating at Rockport were just as...

I want to express my condolences to
Swedes family. I worked on the track gang at KCC in the eighties and appreciated greatly the skill and precision of
Swedes work! A very classy man and a life well lived, Thanks

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Oh boy... Didn't mean Dodger.. how about those Indians.. Brad

I was likely the least talented little league Coach Swede ever had. I couldn't catch, couldn't throw and couldn't hit, but I loved the game. For 3 years he tried but I was bad! My last game something happened I got a hit, a double at that, an RBI and a run.
That evening I got a phone call, it was Coach Swede, not to congratulate me necessarily on the hit, but for hanging in there for 3 years until something good happened. He told me that day made it worth his time coaching.
That...

Swede was one of my favorite neighbors and friend for 65 years. Love to hear his baseball spring training experiences

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.