Ted F. Seeholzer (1932 - 2013)

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Ted F. Seeholzer, 81, passed away at Logan Regional Hospital on Thursday, May 23, 2013, from complications from COPD. Ted was born in Logan, Utah, on Jan. 29, 1932, to Harold and Luella Broby Seeholzer. Ted was a proud graduate of a very outstanding class at Logan High School and later graduated from Utah State University. Ted also served his country in the U.S. Army and represented himself well in ski racing for the U.S. Army in Japan.
He married Bonnie Tueller and they had three children. She passed away, way too early in life, in 1962. He then married Marge Plowman in 1964 in the Logan LDS Temple. Together, they had two additional children. The five amazing children are Jill (Tom Pitcher), Kim (Carolyn) Seeholzer, Annette (Jeff West), Travis (Kristy) Seeholzer and Corey Seeholzer. They have 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren
Ted worked closely with his parents and siblings as they took on the role of running Beaver Mountain in 1961. Because of Ted's great love for Beaver Mountain, and continuing what his parents started for winter recreation for the locals, he chose to make it his life's work. During the early days, everyone donated their time and talents to building the business and worked a "real" job to provide a living for their families. Ted worked at Thiokol for several years during this time. When his father passed away in 1968, he took over the job of general manager of Beaver Mountain. He and his wife Marge have lived for and loved Beaver Mountain, and have shared the joy in the growth of the resort. In 1997, Ted and Marge purchased the resort from his siblings and became the sole owners of Beaver Mountain. In 1997, two of the children and their spouses joined them in the business. Ted was still actively "running the business" from his phone until last week. Ted was a visionary, always looking ahead to what needed to be done and taking the risks necessary to get the job done. It is to his credit and vision of the future that Beaver Mountain is what it is today.
Ted was a member of the Utah Travel Council for several years and always stepped up for the needs of Cache Valley. He has been on the Cache-Rich Travel Board and recently completed his assignment. He has also served as chairman and board member of the Intermountain Ski Area Operators Association.
He loved hunting, especially in his beloved Logan Canyon. He could tell you where every tree and trail was during his prime years, and had a good story to go with each. He loved fishing and especially cherished the memories of his Alaska trips with his son and sons-in-law. He also loved the land, his years farming in Chesterfield, Idaho, and gardening - he was a very accomplished gardener.
Ted was known to have a very quick wit and told it like it was. A common comment from those who knew him was "Now tell me how you really feel, Ted." Ted sometimes appeared to be very gruff on the outside, but it didn't take long to discover underneath all that he was a teddy dear and a real softy.
Ted was a "force of nature."
The funeral will be at noon Wednesday, May 29, in the Smithfield 11th Ward LDS chapel, 200 S. 100 East in Smithfield. A viewing will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St. in Logan, and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Smithfield 11th Ward LDS chapel prior to services.

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Published in Logan Herald Journal from May 26 to May 28, 2013
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