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Elizabeth Joy Butler Erickson

Butler Erickson, Elizabeth Joy

My Heartfelt Sympathy to the family of Liz... I pray that God's tender mercy will help bring comfort in the days a head! I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around you all now and forever! The Heavens have a precious Angel!! that the rest of us will miss ...

With love,
Barbara Poggis and family

Barbara Poggis - 3/13/2013

My heartfelt sympathy to the family of Liz. I knew her a long time ago when she had her first baby, I remember as such a sweet, loving person. My thoughts, prayers and Love to all of her families. Jeannie Portlock

Jeannie Portlock - 3/13/2013

My beautiful BFF. I will miss you dearly. You have always been my rock, and the one person i went to for anything important. You were the gateway to Nevaeh finding her best friend Annie, and someone i looked up to when it came to parenting. You were an amazing person. You are someone i will never forget. I am still in shock about all of this and dread saying goodbye to you. In my eyes it isn't real until you say goodbye.
You left a mark on so many people how could someone this amazing be gone?
I am sad you will miss your children growing up and getting married, and having children of their own. I am crushed that your little mini me Miss Annie will not be able to learn so much from you like she so deserved. You will never be forgotten my friend.
Love you!

John, Heatherina, Nevaeh, Chloe, Mikey & Kenna - 3/13/2013

I never had the chance to meet Liz in person, I met her on facebook thru her brother, she seemed so full of life and was really looking foreward to meeting her sometime this year. I so enjoyed getting to know her, and will truely miss her. will continue to pray for the family for comfort and strenth to get thru this extreme tragidy. R.I.P.

Julie Smith - 3/13/2013

To all the Family of Liz,

My deepest sympathies go out to you on the loss of a very wonderful woman. We went to High School together and graduated together in 1995. I will always remember her as being so kind and having such a great sense of humor! We talked frequently on Facebook and she talked about all of you and how proud she was of all the things you were doing in your lives. She loved you dearly. May you feel God's presence and peace as you go through this very difficult time. Our family is thinking of you and will be praying for you.

Krista Iiams Nethercott - 3/13/2013

My thoughts and prayers are with your family such a horrible tragedy for such good people

Haley schooner - 3/13/2013

Miranda Morehead - 3/13/2013

I can not even begin to express the sorrow in my heart when I learning of the passing of Liz. How thankful I am that I had an opportunity to work with Liz as my paraprofessional in my 8th grade resource classroom prior to my retirement. She was truly an amazing woman who believed in the children she worked with and helped them to believe in themselves to attain a new level of knowledge that would help them to achieve success in their lives.

My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to all of you. I will remember you in my prayers.

Mary Burns - 3/13/2013

It was a great gift when you contacted me and I found a sister I never knew. I always planned on makeing it back to wyo and meeting you. Thank you for finding me, I wish so much we didn,t have to say goodbye. I pray for your family, who I know you deeply loved, You were a ray of sunshine, heaven has gained an Angel.

Richard V Trannum - 3/13/2013



It was such a joy seeing Liz, meeting Tater, Miss Annie, Edwin, Torin, and Minnie last summer. Seeing Liz's eyes sparkle during that visit when she would talk about her family life and her best-friends let me see that she was truly happy and so in love with all of you. I am so very glad that we re-connected after all these years. She was there for me at just the right moment, said just the right things, and wouldn't let me use any of my excuses, and for that I am ever so grateful. I will miss texting her, seeing her posts on Facebook, and seeing her when I return for a visit. Thank you for sharing her with me.

Ricci Richards - 3/13/2013

I will miss you my friend, but i will see you again.

Jenny Heckert

Jenny Heckert - 3/13/2013

Liz will be greatly missed by everyone. She was a sweet, caring person to all. I send my prayers and love to the Erickson family.

Darchelle Woolery - 3/13/2013

I am so sorry for your great loss. Liz was an amazing person and is gone but will never be forgotten. I will forever remember her for her kind words and support through my rough times. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend she will sadly be missed by many and be forever in all of our hearts. I love each one of you and will always be here for all of you!!! With much love, Aunt Sarah <3

sarah guinard - 3/13/2013

I am so sorry for your loss may god be with you all in this trying time,god will hold liz close , she will be in your hearts forever. my prayers are sent to all of you.

belinda & rick wonderly - 3/14/2013

Eric and family, words to describe the sadness and shock over your loss are hard to express. Every one who knew her, loved her and valued her friendship, her quick smiles and her free spirit will be missed. Our prayers are with you all for the strength needed to get through this difficult time!

Deb & John Munn - 3/14/2013

You were a great mother,wife,and friend will be missed by all who knew u.
I personally will miss our talks we had,on-line the last few years,but when I lived in Wyoming you were always there with a smile and encouraging words..
Rest in peace my friend..

Letha Smith - 3/14/2013

I didn't know Liz but do know some of the family! Krystal, married to Jeremy, is my niece! I just wanted to tell you how sorry we were! She was way too young! Prayers and thoughts are definitely with you! We will be out of town Saturday so I'm so glad we can let you know through this website that we're thinking of you!
God Bless,
Terry and Sherry Settlemire

Sherry Settlemire - 3/14/2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sorrowful time. I've know Liz for several years and she always was such a sweet, caring person, it is a huge loss to our community to lose someone as wonderful as her.

Gina Blumenshine - 3/14/2013

I am so sorry for the loss of Liz, I am praying for your family at this difficult time, Liz was an amazing friend to me and I am going to miss her more that words can say!

Amanda Piercy - 3/14/2013

Liz was a great person, she was sweet and caring to everyone. She will be greatly missed from everyone. I send my love to the Erickson's.

Darchelle Woolery - 3/14/2013

I was only able to meet Liz a little while ago, but boy did she have an impact on my life. She was so sweet and wonderful and just seemed to care about everyone. She didn't seem selfish and was always giving to others. I will miss her so very much. I will keep the family in my prayers and hope you all pull thru stronger in the end.

Sarah Bolte - 3/14/2013

Dear Extneded Family,

Although I never had the opportunity to meet Liz, in person, we did communicate and share online with FB. Dale Holen is my first cousin which is my 'relative' connection; however, I think had I met Liz in person we would have been good friends.

Her joy of life and love of family was evident in her postings and I will always treasure that connection.

Her memory and spirit lives on in those closest to her and continue to speak her name and do random acts of kindness with her in mind. Time heals and that's all you can do right now. Take each day, one by one, day by day and know that she is watching out for all of you, wanting you to heal, remember and live on, having been better from having known her.

My heart goes out to you all. Be patient with your self and kind to each other. You are all in great pain and shock.

Love and prayers surround you.

Be the blessing she wanted you to be..

Peg Holen - 3/14/2013

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We never got the chance to know Liz well, but always remembered her as a really nice person. You will be in our prayers.

Earl & Sue Frye - 3/14/2013

Liz was such an amazing lady, and one of those very rare true friends. We are honored to have known her, and her friendship was a gift. Words can't express the sadness and heavy hearts we have upon hearing of Liz's accident...we are so terribly sorry for your loss and keep you in our thoughts and prayers daily.

Shawn DeLorme, Emily (Steger) DeLorme, & family - 3/15/2013

Words can not truly express the sorrow felt with the unexpected death of a family member. I'm sorry for your loss. Shawn Faulkner (brother of Blaine)

Shawn Faulkner - 3/15/2013

Our sincere sympathy to Liz' family. We were saddened to hear of the
accident that took her life. I am Dale Holen's sister and so wish we
were able to be there with all of you. We lift you up in prayer and
hope the days ahead will get easier. She bought much joy and happiness
to everyone she came in contact with.
Liz had a great FB connection with our daughter who lives in Houston,TX
and is the same age as Liz, she has been battling breast cancer this past year and a half and told me how much support and positive thoughts Liz had sent her over these last several months.She also has a 16 year old daughter so they had much in common.Once again we send our thoughts and many prayers to all of you from all of your family here in Nebraska.

Randy and Deb Aldrich and family

DEB ALDRICH - 3/15/2013

I remember our 4 wheeler ride on Green Mountian, what fun it was, my prayers are with your family,

Judy Wilkinson & Ron Wilmes - 3/15/2013

To The Ericson Family
So sorry for your loss she was a beautiful person. She will be missed by so many people. She was a blessing to many children, and adults. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Bev Pedersen - 3/16/2013

Tara Oman - 3/16/2013


Thank you for being such a wonderful friend. As I walk down memory lane, I smile at the great conversations and times we had together. Life was too short for you but you lived every day to the fullest. You are an inspiration for those who knew you and those who knew you are blessed to have had you in our lives too. You will be dearly missed.

Jessica (Christianson) Glaab - 3/16/2013

We wish you the most sincere condolences during this incredibly hard time for you and your family. We know there are no words to heal your pain, just know that that there are people all over who care, and who are here for you if needed.

Marshal Smouse
Greg Woodin
Cindy Durham
Steven Parker
and the rest of the gang at Inland Truck Parts.

Inland Truck Parts - 3/19/2013


I almost cannot even sign this as I still can't believe this is real. You were one of so few that made me smile in my angsty high school days. I am laughing currently retelling some of our stories. You are a wonderful person. Love always, M

Michelle Shaw - 3/20/2013