Carlton Sidney Seccomb died at home this May, 2020.
He was born on July 4, 1964, in Butte. He attended Butte High School and graduated in 1982. After graduation he joined the U.S. Coast Guard and served with distinction until retirement in 2007. Unable to just sit around after retirement, he applied his electronics expertise to various endeavors including blimps and electronic gambling machines. Most people in Butte will remember him for making sure their poker machine was working.
Carl was preceded in death by his father, Robert Seccomb. He is survived by his mother, Sheila Ryan; his two brothers, Robert and Shawn; sister-in-law Mary; wife Bobbi; ex wives Dorothy and Carmel; daughters Renee and Ellen; nephew Andrew; and nieces Molly, Lita and Selena.
In time, Carl’s remains will be returned to the sea he loved so well. There will be a memorial gather for friends and family at the old family home on 2240 Placer St., Butte, on Sunday, June 7th starting at 2:00pm.
Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Carl and his family. Please visit below to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Carlton.
Read the thoughts and memories, then feel free to add your own.
Kemp O Potter says
My prayers go out to all his family. Carl was a great shipmate, and true friend. I will personally miss him dearly, as we all will that had the chance to know him. We served on two Cutters together, and shared the “trailer” with other true friends in Kodiak. The times 4 wheeling at Saultry Cove will always be remembered! You saved the Blazer! I will miss you brother. Fair winds, and following seas Chief! Semper Paratus.
Eric Berg says
All my thought and prayers go out to Carl’s family and freinds. He was a brother that I will never forget. He will live on in my memory to my dying days. I would not be where I am today, nor accomplished what I have without his freindship, and presence in my life. As Kemp O Potter said about Saltery, and “The Trailer”…. True friends. Brothers, in life, and Death.
Renee Dinius says
I’m so sorry for your loss Shiela
Donna Campanella says
Sheila, I am so sorry for the loss of your son!
Tim Sullivan says
I served with Carl in the U.S Coast Guard twice, twenty five years apart. First as shipmates on the Polar Sea in 1983, then in 2004 in Maine. Carl was a great friend and would go the extra mile to take care of those around him. Rest easy friend, you will be missed.
Jennifer Hogge says
I had the pleasure of knowing Carl when I was stationed In Miami back around 1990. We were rowdy friends, young sailors taking over South Beach. He always had my back. Reconnected on Facebook several years later and even had the chance to catch up in person when I was visiting other shipmates in Missoula, Montana. We had a few beers and remembered old times. Rest In Peace my old friend.
Jose Diaz says
My thoughts and deepest condolences. Carl was a great friend and most importantly a Brother. The times that we all had together up in Alaska and yes the Trailer. I remember the construction of a brand new bedroom in that huge living room!!!
Carl you will be missed, you may be gone, but you are not forgotten.
Rest in Peace Brother.
I had no idea, and this posting is long delayed. I worked for this truly caring, thoughtful man. He loved making and doing things better…always with a smile and twinkle in his eye. Helped me with my first house, and true to nature for Carl, he even chopped a tree that sadly landed on my house! We knew it was a tough cut, even had my truck tied to the tree to offset the lean. No damage done…but always pragmatic, he simply said…hmmm…not good. Always practical…he had a way of getting straight to any issue. There is so much more that I experienced with Carl , and even more that he taught me. He was my boss and friend…a true spirit, and wonderful man. God rest his creative, restless, loving soul. I will always remember him. Always. Fair winds & following seas sailor. You earned your part, and I am better for having known you. BZ.