March 5, 1937 - March 19, 2004

John (Jack) Seely, 67, of Lapwai, died Friday, March 19, 2004.

A memorial service and dinner was held Saturday at Sacred Heart Church Hall in Lapwai.

He was born March 5, 1937, in Burns to Leon Edwin and Elsie May Smith Seely. He was the youngest of four children.

Jack was raised on the family ranch in Lawen, Ore., and attended school in Crane, graduating in 1955. Jack married Sandy Call in Winnemucca, Nev., Feb. 7, 1959. They lived for a few years in Seneca, moving in 1966 to Lapwai and purchased PK's Place, which he had owned and operated since.

He enjoyed many activities, most of which naturally seemed to revolve around his business, PK's Place in Lapwai. Much of his free time each year was spent getting firewood, but he also enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

Some of his most enjoyable times were spent in the bar with his friends and having barbecues with his kids and grandkids. He enjoyed many Nez Perce activities and loved listening to the drummers and their songs.

Survivors include his two daughters, Robin Topp and Tammy Robinett, both of Lewiston; and his son, David of Lapwai; two sisters, Joanna Corson of Burns and Pat Miller of La Grande; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Sandy; bother, Jim and his parents.

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