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Re: Rest In Peace

Post by Kinetik V » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:54 pm

Dallas Erickson - who passed away less than an hour ago....

I first met Dallas when he was my elementary school principal when I moved to the Missouri Ozarks in 2nd grade.
He ended up marrying into my family...and was well loved by many.
I've met many men over the years...but only a small handful that always conducted themselves with class and the utmost professionalism at all times.
Dallas was such a man...a role model and inspiration.

They don't make 'em like him anymore.

Godspeed my friend. And thank you for taking the little boy from the city and looking out for me when times were so rough.

This one's a bitch to take....and not being taken very well.

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He developed Alzheimer's in later years...and a couple of days ago he apparently put paint thinner in the fridge, then went back to get some water and drank the paint thinner. For reasons nobody's explaining he was kept in bed overnight as his condition got worse...before the paramedics were called in the morning. They transported him by ground to a local hospital an hour away, then realized how bad things were and flew him to Springfield, MO....and despite being in the best hands possible the damage was done.

I wish I could understand....but I don't. I just don't.
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Re: Rest In Peace

Post by maryanimal » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:09 pm

(((((Kenetic V))))), my heart goes out to you and your family. Losing someone so special is very hard to comprehend. You were so lucky to have him in your life. And as you said, Godspeed Dallas.
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Post by Eric » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:28 am

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Re: Rest In Peace

Post by MisaBlue » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:21 am

(((KV)))
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Re: Rest In Peace

Post by AntiM » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:20 am

Hugs and love, KV.

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Re: Rest In Peace

Post by Lassen Forge » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:55 am

((((((((V))))))))

Hard to lose someone who made such a huge change in ones life. Especially when it's such a strange way to go.

My heart goes out to you hon...


(BTW, Almost lost the friend who taught me striping the same way - he had a cuppa next to him while working on some pinstriping on the wheels of an old car, and grabbed the olive bottle of acetone he had just taken the striping brush out of instead, took a good slug of the stuff... took him a few months to recover.)

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Re: Rest In Peace

Post by lucky420 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:47 am

(((KV))) so sorry for the loss of your loved one...
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: Rest In Peace

Post by Kinetik V » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:39 pm

Forgive me for cluttering up the thread...but this is important to me.
The eplaya is searchable and indexed. Which means by making a post and paying tribute...I'm also doing a small part to keep his legacy alive.

DENVER DALLAS ERICKSON
Dallas Erickson, 86, of Preston MO. passed away July 24, 2011. Dallas was born May 18, 1925, in Preston to Elmer Frederick Erickson, and Mary Elizabeth (Anderson) Erickson.
Dallas attended Mabary Elementary school, and Preston High School, graduating in 1943. He then attended Southwest Bible College in Bolivar, and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southwest Missouri State University, in Springfield, and received his Masters, and Specialist degrees from Missouri State University, Columbia.
Dallas was a member of Center Baptist Church, and was also their Pastor for a time. After the church closed, he transferred his membership to Olive Point Baptist Church, where he remained a member until his death. He was the Pastor of Olive Point for a few years, and was ordained in the late 1940’s.
Dallas taught at Tunas, MO, Urbana, MO, and when Skyline was built in 1958, served as Principle and Supervisor, as well as teaching English, History, and many other high school classes. Over the years more than 7000 students passed through his classes. He enjoyed every day of it, as well as working with school staff, parents, and business people in the area.
He married Betty Carol Ealy on July 9, 1976. Betty preceded him in death on November 16, 1989.
He married Myrtle (Odenbaugh) Hines on June 9, 1990, she survives.
Dallas spoke at many churches, meetings, performed many marriages, and funerals over the years, and remained steadfast in his faith until his death.
Dallas was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Betty Erickson; two brothers, Clinton and Kay Erickson; and one sister, Irma Stanley. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle of the home; two sons, Tony Erickson and Michael Erickson, both of Bolivar, MO; one daughter, Jenny Lynn Moyer of Bolivar, MO; one brother, Roman Erickson of Parkville, MO; one sister, Hurley Avant of Pearl City, HI; and one granddaughter, Ambrea Dawn Buckner, as well as a host of other family members and friends who will all truly miss him.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2011 at Olive Point Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Gentry Jr. officiating. The music service will be provided by Becky Walker and Joyce Glanville. Escorts will be Jerry Bybee, Harold Eidson, Melvin Green, Greg Lindsey, and Chris Wisdom. Interment will be in Humansville Cemetery, Humansville, Missouri under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Urbana. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2011 in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Olive Point Baptist Church or to the charity of your choice.
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Re: Rest In Peace

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:30 pm

(jeez, Kinetic, one longish, on-topic post does not clutter make...)
Grief must out. Breathe.
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Re: Rest In Peace

Post by ygmir » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:06 pm

dang KV.............

Stand tall, sing his praises and, shed a tear.........he sounds, a soul that deserves it.

"may your grief by strong, for he deserves it"
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Re: Rest In Peace

Post by OregonRed » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:50 pm

My summer started off with a friend of mine blowing his brains out...

I've actually looked at this thread several times since he did it but have been unable to actually post because if I guess it just wasn't really real until I told y'all... Don't ask me why.

Last week another friend died from cancer. So, now I guess it's time to face them both...

Good-bye Jeff Jacobs: I hope you find the peace in death you were unable to find in life. You were loved and never realized how much.

Good-bye Doug Cecil: Cancer took you too soon and too young. Your wit and laughter will be missed.

Thanks for listening.
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Re: Rest In Peace

Post by AntiM » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:59 pm

((((((OR)))))))

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Post by Eric » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:03 pm

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Re: Rest In Peace

Post by Kinetik V » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:15 am

(((((((OR)))))))

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Re: Rest In Peace

Post by ygmir » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:54 am

dang OR...........best wishes........
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Re: Rest In Peace

Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:25 am

Oh, what a heartbreak! ((((Red))))
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Post by Lassen Forge » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:35 am

Red, sweets... Shit. Neither way is any way to lose friends.

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Post by OregonRed » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:59 am

BBS, I find myself wondering if there is such a this as a good way to lose friends...

I appreciate the love and support from everybody.
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Post by Lassen Forge » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:08 pm

No sweetie, there isn't.

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Re: Rest In Peace

Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:34 pm

Bay Bridge Sue wrote:No sweetie, there isn't.

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True, but there's bad and there's worse. Suicide is way up there for toxicity...
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Re: Rest In Peace

Post by Patsh » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:46 am

My sweet husband will be joining me at the temple... in the form of ashes... :cry:

not sure if he'd have approved, but it'll help me with a bit of closure.

The rest of him will be brought to Rainbow Bridge, at his request. I promised!!
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:32 am

Triken wrote:My sweet husband will be joining me at the temple... in the form of ashes... :cry:

not sure if he'd have approved, but it'll help me with a bit of closure.

The rest of him will be brought to Rainbow Bridge, at his request. I promised!!
Yep, my wife disapproved of Burning Man entirely, but that wasn't enough to keep me from honoring her when I returned.

It is, after all, about your closure. Their spirits are safe, wherever they are. :)

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Post by MyDearFriend » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:41 am

Ahhh, (((Triken))), I am not trying to be facetious, but remember those deathless lines from The Big Lebowski:
And so, Theodore Donald Karabotsos, in accordance with what we think your dying wishes might well have been, we commit your final mortal remains to the bosom of the Pacific Ocean, which you loved so well. Good night, sweet prince.
And then they toss their friend's ashes straight into the wind.

I have told my sons that I want them to wear my ashes home in their greasy beards 8) by which I hope they understand, that they should do what ever has meaning for them, once I am gone.

The intent is what matters, for the easing of grief.
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Re: Rest In Peace

Post by socks » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:52 pm

Today we put down our dog Mimi who graced our lives for 13 years.She will be missed.
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Post by ygmir » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:39 pm

socks wrote:Today we put down our dog Mimi who graced our lives for 13 years.She will be missed.
dang..........so sorry. that's a tough one.\\
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Re: Rest In Peace

Post by LeChatNoir » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:04 pm

Tough when friends go...
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Post by tamarakay » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:05 pm

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Post by LeChatNoir » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:29 pm

Oh... ouch.

ugh.
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Post by Kinetik V » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:34 pm

I'm glad that was shared. The SEALS are good and get the glory, but they get it done on the backs of so many other unsung heroes.

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Post by misfit » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:26 am

good bye fred, you where a great cat. even though you liked to bite and scratch me. so maybe you weren't a great cat, but defenitly a good cat and I will miss you. RIP,,,,,":( i'm really sad"
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