Cheri Lee Griffiths Erickson ~ We love you to infinity and beyond ~ 1966 - 2022

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Our wonderful wife, mother and grandmother returned to her loving Heavenly Father, March 18, 2022 after a very short but intense battle with cancer. She passed peacefully with her husband and family by her side.

On July 11, 1966 after many years of trying to complete their family, Cheri was born to Darlene and Fred Griffiths. Cheri loved her parents entirely and had a very special place in her heart for her three siblings. She grew up in Kearns, UT and attended Kearns High School. She was a worthy and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints her entire life and shared her testimony of the gospel every chance she got. She held many church callings but her favorite by far was, primary chorister.

Cheri had many favorite things but you couldn’t look at a ladybug, owl, bottle of Diet Dr. Pepper or a skein of yarn without thinking of her. She loved anything crafty especially knitting, crocheting and paint by diamonds. She had so much talent and loved to share it with anyone she could. Cuddling up with 12 pillows and a good book was her idea of a nearly perfect day. She always loved the holidays and spending hours decorating while listening to music with her family.

Cheri met her husband, David Erickson in January of 1991 and they were married May 10, 1991, in the Salt Lake Temple. They had their first child in April 1992, and adored being a mother so much she went on to have four more. Cheri’s kids were her "most valued A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take. treasures". She would have done anything in the world to protect and prove her love for them. She was blessed with a new kind of love after each addition of her 6 beautiful grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father Shirley Darlene and Thomas Fredrick Griffiths and her brother Darlynn Griffiths (Glena) and sister Patricia Davies (Jeff).

She is survived by her husband David Erickson, her 5 children, Jordan Erickson (Codee), Chealsy Barton (Christopher), Kierstin Wilkey (Jacob), Joshua Erickson, TonyaMarie Erickson and her 6 grandchildren Gavin (16), Degan (13), Chloe (9), Tederic (6), Teya (6) and Kaidence (18 months), step-mother Joan Griffiths, sister Debbie Denovellis (Scott) and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held in Cheri's honor on Saturday March 26, 2022 at 11 am with a celebration of life to follow at LDS Church Building: 3830 South 8000 West Magna, UT 84044

Flowers can be sent to 3721 South 8235 West Magna UT, 84044


Celebration of Life

Saturday, Mar. 26, 2022 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LDS church building
3830 south 8000 west
Magna , UT 84044

Life Story Info

Post Date

Mar 20, 2022

Personal Info


Salt lake city, Utah, United States


Magna, Utah, United States

Cause of Death






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Latter-day Saint
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NEXT Tammy LaNay Fullmer Tammy LaNay Fullmer


A very saintly lady, a true friend, and a lot of fun to be around. She will be missed.

Richard Flygare , Athol, ID, US Apr 26, 2022

I will always think of Cheri every Christmas when I put out the beautiful crocheted tree she made for me. I will cherish it and the memories of her kind heart and the love she had for her family. I look forward to seeing her someday. She left her mortal husk behind, but she will be in our heart-memories forever.

Aunt Michelle Mar 26, 2022

Anyone who wants to watch Cheri’s funeral can do so by going to this link at 11:00am March 26, 2022

David Erickson Mar 25, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Always remember the very special times yiu had.

God Bless you all

Dee Tibbitts

Dee tibbitts , West valley, UT, US Mar 23, 2022

So sorry for the loss of this sweet lady. Such a great neighbor growing up. She was too young, I’m so sorry and pray for your family to find comfort in your eternal blessings.

DeAnne Smith , Littleton, CO, US Mar 22, 2022

Dear David and Family,

We are so sorry and saddened over the loss of sweet Cheri. I have so many memories to cherish of her…..women’s retreats, same birthday month, court of honors for our boys, super Saturdays our love for Elvis movies and many more. She was a light in our lives that will be missed!

Our thoughts and prayers are with all if you.

Love Phyllis and family

Phyllis Waechtler Mar 21, 2022

I will always remember you in beautiful dresses, with bouncy curls and full of sweetness. You are a beautiful example to all. You will be missed here.

Marne' (Ernstsen) Newton Mar 20, 2022

Oh Cheri we will miss you so much. To the family, please know that you are loved. The Lord is aware of you and is there to comfort you all. We love you all.

Dave & Jeanine Brown , Magna, UT, US Mar 20, 2022

Sweet friend you will be missed so very very much. Even though we went years between visits, it was always like it was days. You and Genny made my life bearable when we moved to Kearns. I love you and I will miss you.


Heide Parkin Larsen Mar 20, 2022


  • 1990
  • Jan 1991

    Met David Erickson

  • May 10, 1991

    Married in the Salt Lake Temple

  • Apr 11, 1992

    Jordan born

  • Jun 8, 1994

    Chealsy born

  • Nov 15, 1995

    Kierstin born

  • Nov 19, 1996

    Josh born

  • Jul 16, 1999

    Tonya born