June 25, 1937 - September 28, 2003
Anchorage resident Raymond Wooksuk Seetomona, 66, died Sept. 28, 2003, at Providence Alaska Medical Center. A visitation was held with a funeral at Central Lutheran Church. The Revs. George and Karen Sonray of Alaska Native Lutheran Church officiated. Burial was held afterward at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Seetomona was born June 25, 1937, in Shishmaref. Mr. Seetomona had attended college and became an electronics technician. While serving in the U.S. Army from 1962 until 1965, he lived in Germany. After military service, he lived in many places in Vietnam from 1965 until 1975, working for Page Communication. In Alaska, he was employed by Alyeska Pipeline from 1987 until his retirement in 2001. He was raised and baptized a Lutheran. Mr. Seetomona enjoyed reading, fishing, repair and troubleshooting of anything electronic, and watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His family wrote: "Raymond gave generously to his family and friends. He gave to the homeless people in the community and helped a children's orphanage in Vietnam. Ray was a kind and generous man who had a big heart. He was always there for us and gave his love to all."
Survivors include his wife, Linda Seetomona; mother, Glenna Seetomona; children and spouses, Terry and Dennelle Seetomona, David and Marcela Seetomona, Thuha and Susumu Nakasone, Joanne and Curtis Yim, Mimi and Edgar Tinajero; brothers and sisters-in-law, Elmer and Mary Avessuk, Steve and Loretta Seetomona, Coolidge Seetomona and Charlie Seetomona; sisters and brother-in-law, Lorena Seetomona, Marilyn Seetomona and Harriet and Everett Cutshall; sisters-in-law, Viola Seetomona and He Nguyen; brother-in-law, Cao Nguyen; uncle, Roderick Seetomona; aunts, Willa Seetomona and Lola Avessuk; nephews, Joe Seetomona, Shawn Seetomona, Thomas Seetomona, Raymond Valois, Stephen Cutshall, Douglas McNeil, Christopher Seetomona and wife Jamie; nieces, Sheila Randazzo and husband Brian, Arlene Seetomona, Satina McNeil, Aimee Cutshall, Jennifer and Katherine Seetomona, Rhonda and James Curtain, Cookie Hope; grandchildren, Michael Yim, Hajime Nakasone, Rachael Nakasone, Brian Yim, Edgar Tinajero, Amanda Tinajero, Raymond Yim, Joshua Tinajero, Andres Yim, Simon Seetomona, Siri Seetomona; and great-grandchildren, Ryu Bruce and Hana Nakasone. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
Published in Anchorage Daily News October 1, 2003