Erik was born July 9, 1978 in Price, Utah to Walter and Diane Oviatt. He was reunited Oct. 8, 2010 with his beloved sister Holly Oviatt, cousin Jennifer Erickson, grandparents Gerald Oviatt and Maxine Henningson, after a short illness.
Erik was a gentle giant with big bear hugs for those he loved. He always had a big smile and gentle nature that attracted many friends. He loved walking in the desert hunting for unique rocks. He loved campfires. He always looked forward to when it would snow.
Erik is survived by his parents, sister Valerie (Glenn), very special niece Shanice, Grandma Oviatt, many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Erik's wishes were to not have a funeral, but to celebrate his life at a camp-side fire where his family and friends can honor his memory by sharing thoughts and stories. A date for this event will be posted on Erik's facebook page at a later date.