Memorials, 1017 WYBJ, Vol. 40 No. 5. 58



Vol. 40 No. 5 Pg. 58

Wyoming Bar Journal

October, 2017

         David E. Erickson

         David E. Erickson of Rawlins was a competent, quiet, honest, hard working, dedicated attorney and public servant. David was born January 19, 1956, in Laramie, and passed peacefully of pancreatic cancer at MHCC on July 21, 2017. David's fight with this harsh disease was short, but valiant. David faced the disease head on and his attitude was positive while still accepting the reality of his circumstances.

         David graduated high school from NCHS in Casper in 1974, received his B.A. from the University of Wyoming in 1978, with honors. He then obtained his Juris Doctorate at U.W. in 1981. His legal career started in Rawlins on June 5, 1981, and he continued to practice until his untimely death. David also served as Rawlins Municipal Judge from February 7, 1989, and as a Carbon County Circuit Court Commissioner from 1983, until his death. He excelled as a part-time judge and a full-time practicing attorney.

         David was the ultimate family man. He and his wife Ginger raised two successful and loving children. Son Christopher and daughter, Andy (Eric) Overman, who has three children, Samantha, Easton and Eli. David and Ginger experienced a close and faithful relationship during the entirety of their marriage, which began in 1976. Ginger had lately experienced her own health concerns resulting in David becoming her part-time caregiver, all the while representing his many clients and serving the Town of Rawlins as Municipal Judge.

         David was preceded in death by his natural mother, Hortense "Mickey" Harrison, and his father, William A. Erickson. He is survived by his step-mom, Elaine. He is also survived by siblings, Bret (Janine), Jamie,Todd (Sally), Eric (Beth), and Rob (Stephi).

         David enjoyed his family immensely and often golfed, watched baseball, and loved attending Wyoming football and basketball games every chance he got. David also collected coins, baseball cards and more than any other activity, loved traveling with his wife and best friend, Ginger. In Rawlins, he was also a long-time member of the local Elks and Lions Clubs.

         David's legal career deserves and demands...

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