David Jackson Seals
April 29, 1947 Denver, CO
February 12, 2017 Flagstaff, AZ
David Seals joined his parents Walter and Mary Katherine (Kay) O’Brien Seals and siblings Kathy, Mary and Jacquie in the eternal on February 12, 2017. Dave was born in Denver, Colorado and lived in Tokyo, Denver and Tripoli, Libya where he graduated from Wheelus High School. He then graduated from Western State University in Colorado in 1968.
After a brief career as a reporter, Dave found his true calling and began a long career as a writer of fiction, non-fiction, essays and plays. His most familiar work, “The Powwow Highway”, caught the attention of George Harrison and was made into a movie in 1987. David was a long-time activist within the Native American community, a member of the American Indian Movement and the Bear Butte Council. He was most proud of his poetry.
He was married to Irene Handren and from this marriage two sons were born, Sky Walter and Sage David. Later in life he met his long time soulmate, Alice Johnson. They had two children, Arthwyr Jackson and Viviane Alys. All children survive and were a constant source of pride and love in Dave’s life. Siblings Steve Seals (Junction City, Oregon), Penny Pasqua (Woodland Park, Colorado), and James Seals (Aurora, CO), nephew Travis Seals, son Walter Mcpherson, Irene Handren and Alice Johnson also survive to mourn his passing.
David passed away at home after a well-fought battle with cancer. Graveside services will be held Friday at 1100 at Citizen’s Cemetery. A celebration of life will follow at Norvel Owens Mortuary. Memories and condolences can be shared with his family directly or online atwww.norvelowensmortuary.com