Charles Seaman

Obituary of Charles Dean Seaman

Charles Dean Seaman was born to Howard and Helen Seaman on November 8, 1961, at Turlock, California.  He was unexpectedly taken away from us the evening of August 27, 2018, at the age of 56.

Charles' family moved from Livingston, California, to Bonners Ferry, Idaho, when he was 15 years old. He grew up together with four sisters.  Dad's school days started at Campus Park School in Livingston, California.  He attended grades 4 through 6 at Selma Herndon School. In 7th grade, he was privileged to attend the first year of our private schools at Longview Mennonite School.  His final year of school was at Mt. Hall Public School after moving to Idaho.

He was baptized into the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, by Chester Koehn on March 17, 1974, in Livingston, California.  In his school years he loved to play sports.  He spent his youth years working with wood at Richard Penner's cut up shop.

On November 22, 1981, he was married to me, Ronda Mastre, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.  We were married for 36 years, and to us were born two sons and five daughters.  The first year of our married life we lived in Lake Providence, Louisiana, after which we moved back to Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

Dad was sociable and had an outgoing personality. He made friends easily. His family was especially important to him.  Dad loved nature, we have many special memories of family camping trips, and he loved going to the ocean. Dad enjoyed logging, special times were those working with his father-in-law in the woods.  His favorite occupation was operating skidder and driving log truck.  He told many logging stories we loved to hear.  In 1993, we moved to Othello, Washington, where Dad drove truck and loaded hay.  He enjoyed grilling for his friends and family.  He also loved it when we children sang, he would often sing along from his chair.

Living a dedicated life did not come easy for Dad, but as God seen fit to give him one last chance, as he called it, we are at rest with trusting him into the hands of a loving God.

He will be remembered by his wife Ronda, and their children Veronica and Toby Unruh, Baker City, Oregon; Kalinda and Tyler Giesbrecht, Kalan and Gwen, Larissa and Shawn Nightingale, Shalonna and Eugene Unruh, Charyl and Bruce Germain, all of Othello, Washington; Makenzie and Jaylin of the home, fifteen grandchildren, his father Howard, Bonners Ferry, Idaho; sisters Marilyn and Greg Miller, and Marg Justus, Dumas, Arkansas; and David Justus, Big Prairie, Ohio; Cheryl and Rhonda of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; mother-in-law Marlyn Mastre, Bonners Ferry, Idaho; brothers-in-law Rick and Cindy Mastre, Othello, Washington; Gust and Sharon Mastre, Worland, Wyoming; Frank and Heidi Mastre, Bonners Ferry, Idaho; sisters-in-law Renee and Jim Dyck, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, Rolonda and Dalton Unruh, Othello, Washington; many nieces and nephews, and special friends Michael and Francis Koehn who lovingly cared for him.


He was preceded in death by his mother, father-in-law, and one infant son.

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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday, September 3, 2018
Columbia River Mennonite Church
4940 Albany Rd.
Othello, Washington, United States

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Columbia River Mennonite Church
4940 Albany Rd.
Othello, Washington, United States


Bess Hampton Memorial Gardens
1915 Cemetery Rd
Othello, Washington, United States
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