Weste Ross Erickson Passed Away
Weste Ross Erickson, 34, passed away at his home in Auburn, Washington, January 23, 2017.
Weste was born in Forks, Washington, to Karen and Ron Erickson.
Weste spent his early life in Sekiu, Washington, where his parents owned Pysht Pottery. Later they moved to Arizona and back to Port Angeles, where he graduated from high school.
He was an inquisitive youngster and would pick up any sort of bug for a thorough inspection. Weste climbed the tree next to his house at age three for a fascinating view of the entire bay from Sekiu to Slip Point. Weste was a Jamestown S’Klallam descendant. All his life Weste loved camping with family and friends. He had many gaming friends from Bellingham to Bellevue. He was an active member of Public School Employees Union, SEIU Local 1948.
Weste worked as the IT specialist at Tahoma Middle School and was lauded, loved and appreciated by students, staff and administrators for his expertise, wit, compassion, and willingness to “go the extra mile.”
Weste is survived by his mother and stepfather, Karen and Scott Nangle; father Ron Erickson; younger brothers Lincoln (fiancée Katie Roszatycki) and Thomas Erickson; sister Emma Erickson (Rick Whaley); niece Avery Whaley; grandmothers June Bowlby and Jean Nangle; many aunts, uncles, cousins; and his childhood friend from Port Angeles days, James McCullogh and family of Bellingham, Washington.
A memorial celebration of Weste’s life was held at his mother and step-dad’s home in Maple Valley, Washington, Saturday, January 28.
Arrangements by Cady Cremation Services, Kent, WA. An online guestbook is available.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tahoma Middle School, 24425 S.E. 216th St., Maple Valley, WA 98038 or West End Youth and Community Club Piano Fund, Box 21, Sekiu, WA 98381.