Donald Raymond "Don" Erickson

August 9, 1925 ~ June 14, 2014
"Don had an infectious laugh
and great sense of humor."

Donald Raymond Erickson was born on Aug. 9, 1925 in Washougal, WA to Daniel "Ray" and Bertha Erickson. He graduated from Washougal High School in 1943.
Don served in the Marine Corps during WWII in the Pacific. After the war, he returned home to marry Edith Chamberlain.
Don was a home builder. He supervised and participated in the construction of hundreds of homes in Clark County.
Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and square dancing. Don and Edith took several trips in their RV which took them across the country and up to Alaska.
Don is survived by his wife, Edith; sister, Phylis; daughter, Ardyth; sons, Don Jr. (Terri), Dean (Tina), Darin and Duane; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial will be held at his home in Battle Ground on Sat., June 28, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. *Call Don Jr. for information: 360-904-1277.
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Published in The Columbian on June 24, 2014