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Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery

6601 South Colorado Blvd, Centennial, CO

OBITUARY

Owen Baxter Seaton

December 19, 1939November 17, 2017
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Owen Baxter (O.B.) Seaton, 77, of Castle Pines, a retired Army colonel and founding member of United States Investigations Services (USIS), passed away November 17, 2017, at UC Medical in Colorado due to complications following elective knee surgery.

O.B. lived a full and bountiful life and was most proud of his family. He always had an optimistic outlook, dreams, and a willingness to work hard to achieve them. He treated people with dignity and fairness. He demonstrated abundant, unconditional love to his spouse, children and grandchildren. Much of his free time was spent with them in the mountains near Clark, Colorado. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, Rockies baseball and reading the Wall Street Journal.

O.B. spent 28 years in the Army. Trained as an Army Ranger and intelligence officer, O.B. earned the Distinguished Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, three Bronze Stars, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Purple Heart along with several foreign medals for military valor and leadership. He was also a graduate of the Naval and Army War Colleges.

Mr. Seaton was a founding officer of United States Investigations Services (USIS). The security services firm was the first company to be formed through the privatization of a federal government operation. USIS grew to be the largest investigations company in North America.

Owen Baxter Seaton was born in Sikeston, Missouri, on December 19, 1939.

A 1958 graduate of Normandy High School in St. Louis, Missouri, he went on to earn his BS from the University of Nebraska and an MA in Management and International Relations from George Washington University. He was also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

In addition to Elisabeth, his wife of 51 years, he is survived by three children, Meredith (Jeff) McKinney, Owen (Kathy) Seaton II and Andrew (Stephanie) Seaton; a sister; seven grandchildren and a great grandson.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 11:00 am at Red Rocks Baptist Church 14711 W. Morrison Rd. Morrison, CO 80465.

Interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery in 2018 with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Owen's honor to: Wounded Warrior Project, online at: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Service Thursday, December 21, 2017

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Final Resting Place

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Michael Curry

November 22, 2019

I came upon this obit on Owen. I believe that he might have been my
Commanding officer in Vietnam. Owen was the CO of the 7th radio research unit
When I arrived in 1965. I was wondering if your Owen was the Owen I'm talking about?
Thank you and my Owen rest in peace.

Gayle. Davis

December 13, 2017

Elizabeth, So sorry to hear of OBs home going. My love and prayers go out to you and your family. He was a special kind gentieman. God holds us widows in His loving arms

Amy Mayberry

December 6, 2017

Betsy, I am so sorry to hear about OB. He was a great boss and mentor to me when I worked with him. It was always a pleasure watching Boomer for the both of your when you went out of town.

Peter Cline

November 21, 2017

Elizabeth, I am so sorry for your loss. Like all great men, he remained curious. I loved pulling up and seeing him working on the pond or the garden, It usually became a 20 minute conversation about almost anything. I hope you are comforted in the knowledge that he now sits next to the Lord.

Jan Cline

November 20, 2017

What a wonderful neighbor and fellow conservative! I will miss you on your tractor this winter, plowing us out. Incredible, indomable man. I'm glad you didn't suffer.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Ron and OB (right) Circa 1941

FROM THE FAMILY

Playing baseball, a favorite in St. Louis

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

High School Sophomore

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FROM THE FAMILY

Ron and OB (right) Circa 1941

FROM THE FAMILY

Playing baseball, a favorite in St. Louis

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FROM THE FAMILY

High School Sophomore

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Senior Prom 1957

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Senior Portrait, Normandy High School, St. Louis, MO

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High School Graduation, June 1957

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Basic Training

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First official US Army photo