Eric Lee “Troll” Welsh, Jr., age 29, of Ft. Duchesne, passed away Friday, December 28, 2018, at his home.
He was born October 24, 1989, to Eric Lee Welsh, Sr. and Bertha Black in Roosevelt.
Eric was a worker at the Ute Plaza and the Ute Crossing. He was an excellent artist who loved his children and his grandmother, Pauline, very much. He enjoyed being in the outdoors, playing video games, watching movies, playing basketball, and listening to music. He was a Sundancer and he loved his pets.
Eric is survived by his children, Dwight, Toh’mate, & Erica; his grandmother who raised him, Pauline Black; others who helped raise him: grandpa, Elliot Serawop, uncle, Chatto Serawop, aunt, Sandra Black; parents, Bertha Black (Manuel Melendez); Eric Welsh, Sr. (Natasha Santio); siblings, Olivia (Brian) Cervantes, Lisa (Durand) Devinney, Estelle (Trevor) John, Arden Cornpeach (Melanie Chegup), Jason Cornpeach, Seymone Gonzales, Victoria, Erica, Susan, Mitchell, Roy, Eliza, Zander, Arilla, & Noah Welsh; Daisha & Trent Sowsonicut; grandma Angela (Dale) Shavanaux; aunts and uncles, Betty Reid, Lorenzo Black, Mike (Rachael) Huff, Teresa Black (Charles Headress),Rosemary Black (Richard Begay, Jr.), Ryan Black, Tonya Blackhorse, Sandra Black, Derek Black and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Wilbur Black, Bernice & Phillip Welsh, Georgina Serawop; uncles, Joseph Black, Dino Pike, Lucas Black, and Wilbur Jake.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Ft. Duchesne Gym. A wake will be held at Pauline Black’s home in Ft. Duchesne on Wednesday after 4:00 p.m.
Burial will be in the Ft. Duchesne Cemetery.