David Terry Seymour
David Terry Seymour, 65, left this earth on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 in Federal Way, WA. David was born on September 26, 1946 to Roy and Clara (Bagley) Seymour in Taholah, WA. He graduated from Moclips High School in 1968 and never married, but had lots of wives. Mr. Seymour was one of fourteen children and was the first of his family to graduate from high school. David grew up in Taholah and was a member of the Quinault Indian Nation’s Veterans Association. He excelled in basketball at the Moclips
High School and joined the US Army after graduating. David was also a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and he served in Viet Nam where he was awarded a purple heart for his heroic efforts. After his honorable discharge, he went on to work with the NOAA crew (National Oceanography Atmospheric Administration). He also worked in the logging industry, driving dump trucks, etc. with Jackson Logging and exercised his treaty rights as a commercial fisherman under the Medicine Creek Treaty. David has worked the last 24 years in law enforcement for the Puyallup Indian Tribe. David also worked for the Squaxin Island Tribal Police Department from 1987-1995. He was the Fire Arms Instructor for many tribes. David was a believer of the Indian Shaker Church. He was on the Grays Harbor Pool League where he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. His family shared that he was a very generous man with a huge heart and a great sense of humor up until the very end. Even though he never married, he helped raise many of his nieces and nephews. He loved being on the water and knew the majority of waterways and inlets of the Southern Puget Sound. He was instrumental in the building of the 1st Squaxin Gymnasium. He enjoyed chasing women, always telling us he was looking for a new auntie or sister-in-law for us. Some of his hobbies included visiting and playing the lottery at Top Foods, Safeway and Albertson’s in the Olympia area, playing golf with his buddies from the Puyallup Police Department and also liked to hunt, bake bread and enjoyed his new, but classic 1940 Chevy coupe. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and coworkers, who loved him dearly. He is survived by his sisters, Lila Jacobs and Elizabeth Perez, both of Kasich; brother, Phillip (Lynell) Martin, Taholah and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. David is preceded in death by parents, Roy and Clara (Bagley) Seymour; siblings, Lewis and Francis Jr, Napoleon, Thelma Capoeman, Ed Claplanhoe, Lucille Hause, Lavina Reeves, Marjorie Hill and Roy Joseph and Mabel Seymour. Donations can be made to the Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 50020, Mailstop S200, Seattle, WA 98145. Services will be held at the Little Creek Event Center at the Little Creek Casino on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 10:00 and burial to follow at Sunset Cemetery in Hoquiam, WA. A reception will follow the burial. McComb Funeral Home was honored to serve this family.