David Odom Seeley, age 72, passed away peacefully July 14, 2022, due to complications related to Lewy Body Dementia. Dave was born September 22, 1949, in Battle Creek, Michigan, to Howard and Mildred Seeley. As part of a military family, he lived in numerous places, including Libya, but spent much of his early life in Southern California before settling in Utah.
Dave received a BS in chemistry and worked towards a master’s degree in microbiology before deciding he really didn’t want to work in a lab. He then went on to law school and a long career as a patent attorney. Dave also served four years active duty in the Air Force and an additional sixteen years in the Air National Guard before retiring as a Lt. Colonel.
Dave married his soulmate Denise Seabury Jackman on June 2, 1991. They formed a beautiful, blended family that included his six children and her two, where “step” had no meaning. He is survived by his wife, Denise, and children Jason (Denise), Jeremy (Krisan), Allison Kennedy (Kevin), Jocelyn Jackman, Jonathan (Heather), Annalynne, Adam Jackman, Jeffrey (Lisa), and 27 grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother and closest friend, Rick.
Dave’s love for golf allowed him to spend many enjoyable days with Denise and friends on the golf course. He also took up photography and loved shooting sites on their vacations. After retiring, he discovered that he had a talent for drawing, and his sketch book will be treasured.
Thank you to the staff at the Neighborhood House and the memory care unit at The Coventry at Escalante for their kind and compassionate care this past year.
Dave will be interred at Larkin Sunset Gardens. A celebration of life was held for his family.
Dave was an early and invaluable legal partner in my early medical device career. Without his incredible diligence and intelligence and extraordinary work ethic, the lives of so many of his clients would’ve been much different. Over the years of battling various legal matters, Dave became a friend and advisor. Amazing man
David was a beloved neighbor and friend. We will always remember his kindness to us when Dennis had heart problems. He took out our garbage every week for over two years. Even after Dennis recovered, he insisted on doing it. His kindness will not be forgotten. We always enjoyed visiting with him. He had a sharp mind and our conversations were always stimulating. He will be missed on our street.
Dave was a delight to live next to for many years. His stories were enjoyable to listen to and his laugh contagious.
As Dave tried out his new camera our summer flowers and red porch chairs made it in to his photo collections. He had an eye for photography.
He was a brilliant man with a desire to share the research he was doing when he was first diagnosed.
He would stop over and tell us he wanted to help others who would become ill with all he was learning.
Dave and Denise were good neighbors and friends. Thanks for the memories Dave.
We will miss you and continue caring for your sweetheart.
Hi Jon , deeply saddened to hear the news ! May God give you ans family the strength to bear this loss - Amen .