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Brian Wilford Erickson

January 30, 1942 — March 21, 2022

Brian Wilford Erickson, age 80, passed away at home March 21, 2022. He was born January 30, 1942, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Beryl Neilson and Wilford Byron Erickson. He married Suzan Bell August 20, 1983.
Brian was raised in Salt Lake City, graduated from South High and served in the Utah National Guard. He owned Mystic, a wholesale jewelry company. Later he managed casino transportation for Peppermill Properties in Wendover, Nevada.

Brian had a great love for family and friends and was valued by all for his generous hospitality and gourmet cooking. He enjoyed hunting, boating, motor biking, tennis, golf, and traveling this beautiful country with Suzan and family.

Brian’s greatest love is his eternal companion, Suzan. Brian loved his Savior and was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He is survived by Suzan (Santa Clara); children Brad Erickson (Stacy), Scott Erickson, Brett Erickson, six grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; sister Joan Motzkus (Robert), Robert Erickson, Pamela Hoglund (Ronald), Janeen Todd, Christine Layton (Clark), and Leif Erickson (Linda).
He is preceded in death by his son, Brent Erickson, daughter, Julie Neilson, and brothers Wynn (Merri) and Wilford (Karleen).

Funeral services will be March 25, 1:00 p.m. at the Santa Clara 10th Ward, 630 Riesling Ave. Visitation from 11:30-12:30. Interment at Santa Clara City Cemetery, 1950 Ancestor Way.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign Brian’s online guest book at
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Service Schedule

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Friday, March 25, 2022

Starts at 11:30 am (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Santa Clara 10th Ward

630 Riesling Ave, Santa Clara, UT 84765

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Santa Clara City Cemetery

Ancestor Way, Santa Clara, UT 84765

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