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Karen Erickson

Karen Erickson

Dec 5, 1962 - Jun 17, 2009
Riverton native Karen Erickson, age 46, died at her home in Kimball, Neb., on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, of natural causes.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 22, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church south of Riverton, with burial to follow at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery at St. Stephen's.

Rosary will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 21, at St. Stephen's. A wake will follow at the home of Bernice and William Miller, 476 Left Hand Ditch Road, Arapahoe.

Karen Kay Voris was born in Riverton on Dec. 5, 1962, the daughter of Alvin and Ella Mae (Lee) Voris.

She lived in Lovell until 1980 when she returned to the Wind River Reservation and lived with her grandparents, Robert and Rita Lee.

She attended schools in Lovell and Riverton and was graduated from high school in Laramie in 1987.

She moved to Cheyenne and married John Nail. They later divorced.

She moved to Kimball, Neb., and married Gaylen Erickson.

Her family said Mrs. Erickson enjoyed going to pow-wows and listening to music.

She is survived by her husband, Gaylen; daughters, Rita and Shawna; brothers, Kenneth Monroe; adopted brothers Cy Lee and Dane Spang; a niece, Kensey Monroe and children; aunt, Bernice Miller and husband William; sisters, Sheila Buffalomeat and husband Nelson, Linda Antelope; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ella and Alvin Voris; grandparents, Rita and Robert Lee, Ward and Margaret Spoonhunter, George and Salome Gambler; aunts, Alberta, Mary Catherine, Mary Jane, Anita, and Theresa; uncles, James, Albert, Sr., Charles, Johnny and Buster Lee.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.