Published: Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
Kimberly Mae Ericks was born Kimberly Bryant on Sept. 23, 1975, in San Diego, Calif. She spent most of her childhood years in Custer, S.D. She spoke often of her childhood days and how much she enjoyed spending time with her brothers and sisters. She attended Custer High School and then moved to Rapid City, S.D.
She married Kirk Coon in 1994 and the two had a son, Zachary Taylor Coon. They divorced, and Kim made her way as a single mom for many years. She married Christopher Ericks on May 25, 2002. They made a new home for Zachary, and their daughter, Chaise Marie Ericks.
Kim always made her family her first priority, and family time was very precious to her. She extended her heart to everyone she met, and her nieces and nephews always called her their “favorite Aunt Kimmy.” She loved to spend time at the lake and many family camping trips provided memories that her family will always treasure. She was an outstanding cook and her nephews and nieces couldn’t wait to try her next new creation. She took great pride in her work and had a work ethic that few could beat.
Kim and Chris spent many happy hours riding their motorcycle through the Hills and on organized rides during the Sturgis rally. Her smile always lit up a room and many she loved will remember that the most about her. She was a truly beautiful woman, inside and out, and so many people whose lives she touched will greatly miss her.
Kim died July 24, 2012, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. She was 36.
Kim was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Phyllis McConnell and Gene and Mary Buchanan; and nephew, Koale.
She is survived by her husband, Christopher Paul Ericks, of Rapid City; her children, Zachary and Chaise; her parents, Karen and Dennis Buchanan of Gilman, Iowa, and Gary Bryant of Colo, Iowa; parents-in-law Craig and Patti Ericks; grandparents, Marion and Joleen Bryant of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Calvin and Darlene Armstrong of Missouir; four sisters, Tracy Wogan of Iowa, Tabitha Roop of Grinnel, Iowa, Cris (Darrell) Shepard of Custer, and Jan Bryant of Lake City, Minn.; two brothers, Dennis Jr. (Helen) Buchanan of Marshalltown, Iowa, and John (Ashley) Bryant of Custer; two sisters-in-law, Corinna (Scott) Johnson and Connie Ericks, both of Rapid City; 10 nieces, Sapphire, Emilee, Mackenzie, Alison, Cheyenne, Karen Lee, Nakota, Lacey, Amanda and Raine; 13 nephews, Nick, Dain, Drew, Aric, Terry, Blake, Chandler, Jayrn, Dakota, Kaine, Chad, Coty and Sam; as well as many special cousins and friends.
Memorial services were July 28 at South Canyon Baptist Church in Rapid City with Pastor Brent Reeves officiating.
Family and friends may sign Kim’s online guest book at www.kirkfuneralhome.com
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