Max JaDean Ericksen

6/18/1936 ~ 11/18/2019

Max JaDean Ericksen 83 of Ephraim, UT passed away November 18, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family in Ephraim. He was born June 18, 1936 in Mount Pleasant, UT to Jay Laurence & Betty Jeanne Clive Ericksen. Max joined the Army National Guard of the United States and the Army National Guard of Utah in October 7, 1953 until February 16, 1956 and then joined the US Navy on March 14, 1956 until October 6, 1961. He was in foreign sea service in Bermuda, B.W.I., Little Creek, Virginia and Sea Enroute Toulon, France. While in Bermuda he was on the USS Osberg (DE-538) and on the USS Shadwell (LSD-15) when in Virginia and France. His highest rank while in the reserves was PFC E-3. While on ships he was a Machinist’s Mate Second Class USNR R. After he was discharged he married his sweetheart Sherry Gay Moosman on August 31, 1962 in Junction, UT. She was his whole world. Later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on June 29, 1971. Max was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many calling including High Priest Group Leader. He loved serving in the Manti Temple. Survived by his wife Sherry Ericksen, Ephraim, UT; children, Teresa (Paul) Newsome, West Valley, UT; Jay Dean Ericksen, Pocatello, ID; Robert Ericksen, Pueblo, CO; Betty (David) English, Holladay, UT; Clark (Leslie) Ericksen, West Valley City, UT; siblings, Marie Howell, Ephraim, UT; Larry Ericksen, Arkansas; 14 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and he was a grandfather to a lot of extras. preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Jacqueline Kay “Jackie” McGee and Patricia “Patty” Rosalee Peterson; son, Jonathan Wayne Ericksen. Funeral service Wednesday November 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ephraim 7th Ward Chapel (400 East Center st.). Friends may call Tues from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. both at the Ephraim 7th Ward. Interment in the Mount Pleasant City Cemetery. Online condolence at

3 Responses to “Max JaDean Ericksen”

  1. Wendy Hansen says:

    It was my privilege to know and work with this wonderful man. Max was tough and gritty at times, but deep down had a heart of gold. He was a true patriot and served his country and its people with distinction and honor.

    Sherry and family, please accept my condolences on your loss. I will miss Max.

  2. I am sad to read of Max’s passing, we were friends all through school and did lot of things, and had lot of fun. I always looked forward to see him and Sherry at the pioneer party every March,I will miss him. My condolences to the family.
    Les and Zell Rae Seely

  3. Sharlne Moweer says:

    I am sorry to hear of the passing of one of our friends. We attended school with Max for many years. Rest in peace.