In Loving Memory Darrik Monroe Seibold 1980 -2017 On February 11, 2017 our beloved son, Darrik Monroe Seibold lost his life in the Bering Sea as a crew member on F/V Destination. Darrik was born on 04/16/1980 in Olympia, WA. His formative years were shared between South East Alaska and Olympia, WA. Darrik grew up to be a very handsome young man with big brown eyes and a crooked little grin that could melt anyone's heart. He was a skilled athlete, enjoyed snowboarding and wakeboarding and was an accomplished football player and a wonderful artist. Darrik had a curious mind and loved studying science and technology. He was very interested in exploring life's possibilities. In 1999 he graduated from North Thurston High School and went on to college in Arizona. However, Darrik was drawn to nature and being outdoors. So, in 2004 he decided to follow his heart and he moved to Alaska to pursue life as a commercial fisherman and crabber. One of Darrik's greatest gifts in life arrived on February 18, 2014, when his precious son, Eli Monroe Seibold was born to him and Amber Gundersen. Darrik cherished his son and was focused on making life changes that would enable him to spend more time with him. Darrik had hoped this would be his last season fishing so he could devote more time to little Eli. Surviving are his son, Eli Monroe Seibold; his dad, William Monroe Seibold (Jan Ward); his mom, Gayle Andrew; brother, Dylan Hatfield; grandparents, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends who all loved Darrik and cared for him deeply. All are welcome to join us in celebrating Darrik's life and to share special memories. A Memorial service will be held Friday March 3"' from 6:30p.m.- 8:00p.'m. at South Sound Manor, 455 North St. SE, Tumwater, WA 98501.
Published in The Olympian on Feb. 26, 2017.