Sidney ‘Sid’ Arthur Erickson |

Sidney ‘Sid’ Arthur Erickson

Sidney “Sid” Arthur Erickson, 59, of Los Lunas, N.M., died Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at his home.

Sid was born June 28, 1949, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Beryl and Billie Erickson (deceased). He resided in Aspen, but lived throughout many parts of the United States and abroad. Sid graduated from Aspen High School and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder from 1967 to 1970, with a major in civil engineering and a minor in business administration.

While attending CU, Sid was a member of both the varsity ski team and the U.S. Ski Team from 1967 to 1970. Sid became a professional skier in 1971 and was crowned the Chevrolet Western Professional Freestyle Skiing Champion in 1971. Sid was one of the legends of freestyle and an invitational competitor in “The Legends of Freestyle Skiing” from 1987 to 1995. His love of the outdoors did not end at skiing, but also included tennis, camping, mountain biking and whitewater rafting.

Sid began piloting aircrafts at age 7, and his love of flight stayed with him throughout his life. He was licensed to fly single and multi-engine land and sea aircraft with both instrument and glider ratings.

Sid spent more than 30 years in the construction industries, most recently as the project manager for Jenamar Communities, and was tasked with spearheading the company’s new development in Los Lunas, N.M. Jubilee at Los Lunas opened for sales in late 2007, and continues to grow and thrive thanks to the solid foundation, leadership and love that Sid gave to all who worked with him.

Surviving is Sid’s beloved wife, Linda Erickson of Los Lunas, son Christopher Erickson of Aspen, and daughter Brook Begnaud of Denver. Services were held May 2 in Albuquerque. An Aspen memorial gathering will be held at noon on Saturday, June 6, at the group site at Difficult Campground. Please bring your memories and a food dish.

Donations may be made in the name of Sid Erickson to the National Jewish Health Center in Denver at

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