Eugene Donald (Bud) Erikson, 80, beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, died July 31, 2009 with all of his children and their spouses by his side.
He was born on Sept. 19, 1928, in Mandan, N.D. to Eugene Erikson Sr. and Josephine Conover. He moved to Oregon in 1965 and made it his home for 45 years.
On Sept. 3, 1958, he married Nancy Clarke accepting her four children, James, Steven, Michael and Denise as his own. They went on to have four more children together, Tina, Daun, Timothy and Erik.
Mr. Erikson was an avid sportsman and member of the Rogue River Ratchet Jaws. He loved hunting, fishing, animals, NASCAR and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his children Steven (Barb), Denise (Dennis), Tina (Brett), Daun (Terry) Tim (Lisa) and Erik (Bonnie); 23 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his stepsons, Michael and James, and his wife of 50 years, Nancy.
Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Southern Oregon Humane Society or American Lung Association. Arrangements by Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary.