Dr. John Jefferson Seaberg Jr., formerly of Delta, died Monday, June 4, 2012. He was 84.
Dr. Seaberg was born Oct. 10, 1927. He played high school and college sports and lettered in basketball, football baseball and track. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Adams State College in Alamosa, his master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, and his doctorate in administration and supervision from the University of New Mexico.
He spent over 40 years in education and 22 years at the University of Oklahoma, retiring from the University of Oklahoma College of Education in 1991. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Educator's Hall of Fame in 1993, where he was recognized as teacher, educator, mentor, role model, consultant, researcher and leader. He was the founder and developer of Oklahoma Project LEAD (Leadership in Educational Administration and Development).
Dr. Seaberg enjoyed hunting, fishing and helping students complete their doctorate degrees. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served in the Bishopric and Stake Presidency for over 20 years. He also served as High Priest group leader.
He is survived by his wife, Rhea; three sons and their wives, Dr. John and Wendy Seaberg III of Columbia, Mo., Norman and Sherry Seaberg of Tecumseh, Okla., and James and Christine Seaberg of Alpine, Utah; and 10 grandchildren.
Dr. Seaberg was preceded in death by his brother, David.
A memorial service was held June 7 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Norman, Okla. Interment took place in Alamosa.
Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman, Okla., handled the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus