Alan Amos Seeger

May 31, 1959 ~ January 22, 2018 (age 58)


Alan Amos Seeger, age 58, passed on January 22, 2018 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, Arkansas. In South Dakota, he is survived by his wife, Sammie Bordeaux and her four children Cassidy, Sheridan, Greyson, and Jillian Bordeaux. In Bentonville, Arkansas, he is survived by his daughters Angelique O'Bryan and Amelia Schembra, along with four grandchildren, Kyle and Karson Powell, Sayre O'Bryan, and Elizabeth Schembra.


Alan was born in San Francisco, California on May 31, 1959 to Amos Andrew Seeger and Bonnell Marie (Nessler) Seeger. The young family moved to Denver, Colorado, before settling in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where Alan built many lifelong friendships. As a child, it was there that he served as a sign language interpreter for his deaf parents and the deaf community as a whole, and learned of his passions and talents in writing and music. After graduating from Putnam City High School, he formed Greyhaven, a rock band, and attended one year at South Oklahoma City Junior College, majoring in Theater Arts. There, he met his first wife, Jonna Kay Bloodworth.


Alan and Jonna raised their two daughters in Oklahoma City until 1997. The family then moved to Northwest Arkansas. Upon wedding his second wife, Sammie Bordeaux, in 2007, the couple moved to Mission South Dakota with her four children. Here, he learned of his love for the Lakota and other American Indian tribes, and fought for their rights, including protesting the Keystone Pipeline. He earned a bachelor's degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Sinte Gleska University in Mission-- a lifelong goal for Alan.  


Alan was the namesake of his ancestor Alan Seeger, an American poet who died in 1916. Alan loved his namesake's most famous work, I Have a Rendezvous with Death.  Alan escaped the Rendezvous many times in his 58 years, and we were all better for having him stay in this world with us. 


Alan was a unique soul and is missed by all. He was a huge Beatles and John Lennon fan since childhood. He loved to write and edit, and had self-published 20 books. Over the course of his life, he wrote and performed countless songs, and played the guitar, piano, and drums. He loved to reminisce and talk about his friends. If you've ever told a story about him, chances are he's told his family the same one about you. He loved all his friends and family deeply and was grateful for every person in his life.


Alan's last wishes were for his cremains to be scattered in San Francisco, Denver, Bentonville, and the Black Hills. The family is planning to honor those wishes over coming months and will publish details on each Memorial as they become available.






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