Gena Luree Regehr Seaman
Gena Luree Regehr Seaman
April 11th, 1966 - July 2nd, 2017
Gena Luree Regehr was born April 11, 1966 in Sheridan, Wyoming, a beautiful child and the only daughter of Ron and Mary Ann Regehr. Gena had two brothers, Branden and Darren. The family moved to Valley, Washington where Gena finished the 7th grade. She played basketball there and had the distinction of having the number "0" on her basketball jersey. When the family moved to Spokane, Washington Gena was a key employee at the family owned Baskin Robbins Ice Cream shop.
Gena graduated from high school in Walla Walla, Washington then moved to California with a friend to begin a new adventure in life. Gena was strong and athletic. She worked in construction fields a good part of her life, and was very capable in her work. Gena was not at peace with crowds or city life. She was drawn to the quiet country of eastern Oregon and western Idaho. She met Steve Richardson on her journey and they were married 10 years. There were many ups and downs during this time, and they eventually divorced, but Gena stayed and worked in western Idaho.
Gena was working construction in Donnelly, Idaho when she met Bill Seaman on a job. They had a lot in common, fell in love, and were married August 7, 2007. They moved to Indian Valley, Idaho where Gena worked for Western Timber, then eventually moved to a beautiful secluded home north of Council. They opened a shop in Council where they marketed wood carvings and picture frames that Bill built. They also opened a concession stand where they sold tacos locally and at fairs and trade shows. Gena loved the concession stand and made numerous friends selling tacos.
Gena embraced God's creation in the country; the trees, birds, and waterways, her garden, and especially the animals. She fed birds year round and would wallow through deep snow in her nightgown to get feed to hungry birds. She felt a responsibility to all of God's creatures, and especially loved her dog "Jammer."
The beautiful and bubbly Gena we all loved was generous and thoughtful. She would help anyone in need and brought encouragement to many with her infectious laugh and cheerful smile. Even though she battled some overwhelming personal storms in her life, she still reached out to others in need. She was compassionate, loved Jesus and her family, and was a bright spot in her church family.
Gena was taken from the conflicts of life prematurely, but we can take comfort in the fact that she firmly established a relationship with Jesus Christ, and now rests in His care. Forgiven! Our hearts ache at her loss, but we can be assured that we who know Jesus will be reunited with her in a perfect place.
Surviving family includes her husband Bill Seaman from Council, Idaho; parents Ron and Mary Ann Regehr from Illinois; brother Darren and Michelle Regehr and their two beautiful children Lacee and Cole; plus numerous aunts, her favorite uncles Sonny and Raland, and many cousins. Gena was preceeded in death by her younger brother Branden.
Memorial services will be held aton at Angel Camp Cowboy Church in Midvale, Idaho. (2147 Old Hwy) A dinner will follow services. Come join us as we celebrate the life of Gena Seaman.