Another of Baker’s hometown boys is gone. Harold “Hal” Seeley, a man who lived long and graciously. So much so, any man would have been proud to fill his shoes in any of his journeys throughout his 92 years. In 1925 born to Frank and Vera Seeley he grew up with his siblings Nelson, Robert, Gwendolyn, Zetta and Gordon in Baker. Following childhood at the tender age of 17 Harold joined the USN making it a carrier of pride and honor.
He married and helped raise two daughters of which he loved deeply. He helped give them the skills and education to do well in life making him a lifelong Trojan fan along the way. Late in life he was given the chance to do it all again when he met his best friend and forever soul mate. They married and spent the next 30 years 24/7 together. Following many travels and too many adventures to name, he passed peacefully holding his wife’s hand with an ocean breeze gently flowing in, watching the waves as they broke slowly to the shoreline.
Knowing he was loved by many and will never be forgotten. Our reality beats any dream. May he live forever in our hearts. Fulfilling his final wishes, he is to return home one last time to Montana with services being held April 27, 2018 in Helena where he will be laid to rest with military honors.
A Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 27th at 9:30 a.m. at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral home, 3750 N. Montana Ave. A graveside service will immediately follow at Montana State Veterans cemetery. A reception will follow the service at the Fort Harrison Service Club. Please visit www.aswfuneralhome.com to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Hal.