Aug 122014

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our son, brother, and friend, Seth Adam Lavender. He was taken home to the angels on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Memorial services were held Aug. 9 at the Main Street Church of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Snowflake.

Seth was born on the morning of June 3, 1970, in San Jose, Calif.

Survivors include his mother, Shell Lavender; his brothers, Samuel and Saul Bal; his sisters, Sarah Bal-Brewer and Abigael Bal; as well as his companion, Alyssa Minick Lawson, and her daughter, Marissa Brown. He is also survived by his many nieces, nephews, his extended brothers, sisters and their children, whom he treated like his own, and his close friends.

Seth lived in Arizona the majority of his life. He had also lived in California for a few years, but his roots were here in the White Mountains of Arizona.

He was an amazing individual; he was a father, a brother, a son, a husband, a best friend, a musician, an artist, a nerd and an ear to listen when you just needed someone to talk to. Whether you needed your heart fixed or your computer, he was your guy. Everyone knew of Seth’s passions for his music, art, family, friends, horticulture and his online family. He always helped anyone who needed it. Though he is not survived by any biological children, Seth had many “children” he helped raise who are still a part of his family. He had the ability to lighten anyone’s mood. Those who knew Seth, know that his big heart engulfed everyone around him.

Owens Livingston Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.Seth Lavender