Ogden City Cemetery, UT
Saturday January 22nd, 2022
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Our dad was born April 16, 1930, to Seth and Zella Blair in Ogden, Utah. He was one of seven children.
He graduated from Weber High in 1948 and attended the University of Utah in 1951. Seth married his high school sweetheart Arlean Bambrough in 1951 and were married over 70 years.
Seth passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022, after suffering a stroke.
Seth started working at the age of 14 at JL Parker Upholstery; bought the business and ran it until he retired at 84. For over 70 years he worked a job he loved. He liked cars and did the upholstery work on many that ended up in car shows. Whenever he wanted to attend one, we would all moan and groan because he went in and never came out. He could spend hours looking at the cars.
He loved Ogden and believed in giving back and supporting the community he made his living in.
Seth had a strong work ethic and believed in working hard and playing hard. When we were kids we spent many weekends camping and boating at Twin Lakes in Idaho. Once we moved to South Weber, we started spending each weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day at Echo, for almost 50 years that lasted. So many fun memories! He and his friend Renaldo Harper spent hours pulling people behind the boat. He taught all of his kids how to ski and many of their friends and then started on his grandkids. Seth and Naldo cooked for the group and after Renaldo’s death, he put down his spatula and said his cooking days were over.
Besides his wife and kids, he loved old western movies and music, especially yodeling. His idea of a good time was to turn on yodeling and turn it up as loud as possible then torment and wake us and all those around us.
After he retired he could be seen driving around Ogden in his lime green truck with his dog Roscoe by his side.
He taught us about money; to pay yourself first, minimize your debt, to keep your word and to be honest in your dealings. We were so lucky to have had the childhoods we had. We never doubted our parents love for us or their love for each other. Our dad missed our mom so much, what a glorious reunion.
Seth was preceded in death by his parents; Seth and Zella, siblings; Robert and Edward Blair, Marion Hoyt, and Betty Bond, his wife Arlean, sons; Preston, Trace, and Todd Blair, and son-in-law Curtis Hyde.
He is survived by his daughters and son; Delene Hyde, Tauna Blair, and Kevin Blair, 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and he was eight months away from being a great-great grandpa; and his sisters Karen Lofgreen and Margaret Favero.
We would like to thank the loving and caring staff at Avamere and Inspiration Hospice. Living at Avamere enriched his life so much, he told us many times about how much he liked it and how he loved his apartment. They certainly made his life easier and less lonely. We are very grateful to them for that.
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Ogden City Cemetery, 1875 Monroe Blvd. Ogden, Utah.
To You All, Seth and Arlene's Family,
I am sad to hear of Seth's passing. He always had a wave or kind word to say. never in all the time I've known him was he anything but a kind great spirit. I have had the blessing of friendship , neighbor, trusted confidant and adviser to a youth growing up. Never questioned his word or advice. You have our heart felt sympathy, May God's blessings and comfort be with you all at this time and as you share your special memories Seth will live with us always.
James Cook and Family
James Cook Jan 20 2022 9:42 PM
WE'RE SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR FATHER'S PASSING BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE HE LIVED A LONG AND PRODUCTIVE LIFE. I DIDN'T REALY KNOW HIM PERSONALLY BUT MY DAD LIKED TO FIX UP OLD CARS AND ALWAYS TOOK THEM TO SETH BLAIR FOR HELP. PLEASE ACCEPT OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES.
DAVE AND LINDA STEED
DAVE STEED Jan 20 2022 3:52 PM
Uncle Seth was always happy. He had a smile on his face and loved to laugh. It was fun to visit his shop as he was working on our furniture or boat. It was a sad day when he retired his sewing machine. Heaven is rejoicing.
Delene, Kevin and Tauna, we're sending our love, prayers, and wish we could be there.
Launa and Reed
Launa Jan 19 2022 10:45 PM
Delene, Kevin and family, so sorry to hear of your fathers passing, he is such a good man and a great friend to me. We used to have some good long conversations in his upholstery shop and I always appreciated him and his work. ❤️❤️🙏🙏
Sam Stanger Jan 19 2022 10:32 PM
Seth did the custom upholstery on our son Burke Priests VW bug. It was fabulous. Burke was able to enjoy many wonderful hours with the Blair family at Newgate and Echo. They are great memories for him as they helped him with his Jet Ski's and were all mentors and great friends.
Myrth Baur Priest Jan 19 2022 5:28 PM
Thanks to your Dad ,we enjoyed his friendship and the beautiful work he did for us over the years on our boat, motorhome and our old 1950 Mercury!!!! Alan & Carol Johnston
Alan & Carol Johnston Jan 19 2022 4:07 PM
Kevin, condolences to you and your family it is hard to lose a parent. May his memories and love he had for you surround and comfort you during this difficult time.
Margaret Handrahan Jan 19 2022 12:24 AM
Kevin so sorry for your loss. God bless you and yours.
Lu Ann Hanson Jan 18 2022 9:24 PM
Kevin please accept our Condolenses in the passing of your Father. You are loved.
Pam and Jeff Macfarlane Jan 18 2022 7:11 PM