A Celebration of Life for Frank Seelye
Epic Memorials has the privilege of inviting you to join the family of Frank Seelye as they gather loved ones from near and far to celebrate Frank's life and legacy. Guests will gather to pay tribute to Frank on the morning of Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Squalicum Boathouse in Bellingham, with doors opening to guests at 11 am and a short ceremony commencing at 11:30. Guests are asked to join us for a lunch featuring some of Frank's favorite foods and wines, which will be served immediately following the ceremony. As we dine together, different members of Frank's family will lead guests in raising a glass to our honoree. Barbara, Les, Katharine, and their families are very much looking forward to hearing as many of your memories of Frank as possible and ask that guests please come prepared to share their experiences with Frank not only with them but amongst each other throughout our time together. If you plan to join us in celebrating Frank, please let us know by using the RSVP button below.
Per Washington's indoor mask requirements effective 3.12.2022, the choice to wear a mask to this event is respectfully left to our guests.
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Frank Richard Seelye, age 73, originally from Maple Falls, WA currently of Ferndale, WA passed away Monday, September 27, 2021, in his home surrounded by loved ones. Frank was a devoted husband, father, brother, and dear friend. His later years were spent knowing the joy of being a grandpa.
Proceeded in death by his parents Marion Norma and Ernest Marvin Seelye. He is survived by his wife Barbara Ann whom he married July 29, 1968; son, Les (Connie Lem) Seelye, grandson Grant Richard; daughter Katharine Ann (Jason) Zasa; grandchildren, Madeline Annalise, Duncan Edward, and Zachary Daniel; brothers Daniel (Christie Jo) Seelye, Steve (Margret) Seelye and Chris Seelye; sister Barbara (Robert) Hylton.
Frank and Barbara were together for more than 53 years and are blessed with many memories most of which are shared with extended family and lifelong friends who remain close today. Most of all, Frank enjoyed being a host and knew how to make everyone feel comfortable. He loved a good ‘hors D’ over’ and perfected many dishes, but those requested most were his pacific clam chowder, crab frittata with hollandaise, and biscuits with sausage gravy. Frank loved sports, cheering for the WSU Cougars and Kansas City Chiefs brought him much joy. His devotion and unfailing commitment to family extended to being their strongest cheerleader. He traveled all over to see his own kids and grandchildren perform at their peak in their given sport. He was an original DIYer who took pride in his quality woodworking making many furniture pieces. He was quite the handyman and volunteered his talents to many of our fortunate neighbors who found themselves in need of a solid fix. Books were our Frank’s lifetime companion as he loved a good novel or biography.
He was a graduate of Washington State University in 1970 where he majored in Accounting and maintained his AICPA membership throughout his long tenure in Agricultural Business working for Western Farmers in Seattle, WA, Farm Credit Services in Spokane, WA, and Farmland, in Kansas City, MO. After a distinguished 50-year career he retired from Madera Fresno Farm Credit out of Fresno, CA in 2019 as the Chief Risk Officer. His work ethic was unequaled, and it’s been said that his contributions will have a real impact on the future of the company in positive ways.
A Celebration of Life has been scheduled for 11:30 on the morning of March 26, 2022, at the Squalicum Boathouse in Bellingham, WA. A donation in Frank’s name can be made to your choice of organizations but the family does suggest the Whatcom Hospice Foundation or the Friends of the Big Fresno Fair. Frank worked passionately to support 4-H & FFA youth programs. At the fair, Frank enjoyed cooking breakfast for hundreds of kids as well as selflessly working to provide tools and toolboxes to ag-focused youth.