Jeffrey Dean Seipert passed away on Jan. 4, 2013, at his home in Lewiston. Jeff was born July 25, 1968, in Chico, Calif., to Ronald Charles Seipert and Lois Faye (Lucas) Seipert. Jeff attended school in Lewiston and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1986. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years, completing basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas before being stationed in Great Falls, Mont.
Jeff married Amber Lee Finch on June 14, 1989, for time and all eternity in the Boise, Idaho, Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He graduated from Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Ore., with a degree in mortuary science and returned to Lewiston to work as a funeral director for Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home.
Jeff was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served in various callings throughout the years, including bishop and high counselor. He was active in the community and served on the Nez Perce County Fair Board and was also a member of the Free Masons and was a Shriner. At the time of his death, Jeff was co-owner of Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home, and Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in Lewiston.
Jeff is survived by his wife, Amber, of Lewiston; his children, Mahaley Chapman (Mike), Abigail West (Jacob), J.D. (Jr), Roman, Shelbylyn, Joseph, Noah and Andrew, all of Lewiston; as well as four grandchildren, Braxtyn, Brynlee and Bryelle Chapman, and Gracie West, all of Lewiston. He is also survived by his mother, Lois Seipert of Lewiston; and his sister, Heidi Battersby (Colin) of Derry, N.H. He is also survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Chip and Kristie Finch, and his brothers-in-law, Andy, Aaron, Alan and Austin Finch, and sisters-in-law, Airica Tripple, Aina Werner, and Aimee Heitmann, as well as countless other extended relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ron Seipert, and his grandparents, Vernal and Frances Seipert, and Dode and Clistia Lucas.
There will be a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home at 920 21st Ave. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Lewiston LDS Stake Center at Ninth and Preston. Burial will immediately follow at the Pomeroy City Cemetery. Donations can be made to the General Church Missionary Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Arrangements are under the direction of Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home.