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"Speed" David C. Seaford

Southeast Alaskas Island News of Thorne Bay, Alaska

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"Speed" David C. Seaford, age 67 of Thorne Bay, Alaska died May 14th, 2010 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington surrounded by family and friends.

He was born April 15th, 1943 in Redding, California; the son of the late Sunny & Harvey Seaford, he being the youngest of two.

He married Yvonne Lefebvre Seaford on September 24th, 1967 in Sandpoint, Idaho and they enjoyed 43 years together. Speed graduated high School in McCloud, California, he then began his working career drilling in the mines and tunnels throughout California and Montana. In 1968 he & his wife, Yvonne moved to Petersburg, Alaska where he worked in a service station and as a commercial fisherman. He moved to POW Island in 1971 to work for South Coast Inc., for whom he worked until he purchased Seaford Construction in 1992. He retired in 2008, but was working part time for the City of Thorne Bay at the time of his death.

Speed was a member of the Masons, Shriners, Scottish Rite and Elks Club.

Speed enjoyed everything Alaska had to offer, hunting, fishing and most of all spending time with family and friends.

Speed is survived by his wife Yvonne Seaford, of Thorne Bay Alaska; son & daughter-in-law, Sean & Shannon Seaford of East Wenatchee, Washington; son, Shane Seaford and Kerri McNish of Thorne Bay; daughter Shellie Bozarth of Placerville, California; & son, Scott Seaford of Colorado Springs, Colorado; grand children Lynsey and Brooke Seaford of Wenatchee, Washington; and Jericho Seaford of Thorne Bay; brother and sister-in-law Marcus & Pollie Seaford of Dolores, Colorado. Speed also leaves behind many relatives and friends whom he loved very much.

There'll be a celebration of Speed's life in East Wenatchee, Washington on June 5th, 2010 and a memorial in Thorne Bay, Alaska July 17th, 2010.

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Original Publication Date: May 24, 2010

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