In the early morning hours of Jan. 30, 2017, our dear little mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt, and friend Laree (Kelley) Ericson returned to her heavenly home and into the loving arms of our daddy. LaRee was born in Ibapah, Utah, on Sept. 10, 1933, to George and Loa Chastain Kelley. She married the love of her life, Jay F. Ericson, on Jan. 26, 1951, in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were sealed in the Temple on Jan. 26, 2000. She worked for Clover Leaf Dairy, was a telephone operator for Mountain Bell Telephone, and retired from Tooele Army Depot. LaRee was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved her family, and her grandkids. She enjoyed flowers, long walks and collecting antiques. She is survived by two daughters, Julie (Gene) DeLeeuw and Sandy (Denny) Mair, Tooele, Utah; grandchildren Cheri (Chris) Gott, Christy (Ryan) Whitehouse, Levi (Kristina) Jordt and Jamie (Jeff) Messer; great-grandchildren Tiffany, Colton, Bailey, Owen, Saige, Preston, Brayden, Jaxson, Dakota, Millie, Jaylynn and Brantley; and one sister-in-law Norma Kelly. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, five brothers, four sisters and three half-sisters, and her faithful little four-legged companion Mitsy. We will miss your love and sweet spirit but we will carry you in our hearts forever. Special thanks to Canyon Care & Hospice for their loving and gentle care. Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the Middle Canyon Ward, 777 Skyline Drive. Viewing will be from 9:30-11 a.m. prior to services at the church. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Momâ€™s name to Canyon Care & Hospice Home, 450 E. Cimarron Way, Erda, Utah. Interment in the Tooele City Cemetery.\n\nTo send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of LaRee Kelley Ericson please visit our Sympathy Store.