Clifford “Cliff” Henry Seiber
Published 4:02 pm Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Memorial services for Cliff (Clifford Henry) Seiber, Age 82, of Sulphur will be held November 20 at 10 AM at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Sulphur with the Rev. Ally Perry officiating.
Mr. Seiber died October 25, 2021 in Keller, Tx.
He was a native of Irving, Tx., graduated from Graham (Tx) High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA.
He was employed by newspapers in Hurst, Tx., Beaumont, Lake Charles and Trinidad, Colorado. Thirty years of his career were with the Southwest Builder/Southwest Daily News in Sulphur and later with the American Press in Lake Charles. He was also owner and publisher of the Westlake/Moss Bluff News and Vinton News for a time.
In college he was the editor of the Log yearbook and Contraband student newspaper and student body president. He was president of Delta Theta Chi social fraternity and a member of Blue Key Honor Society, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity, Bayou Players and various collegiate music performance ensembles, including Cowboy Band.
After retirement from newspapering, Mr. Seiber took an interest in creative writing and in 2017 published a novel The Locusts Are Crying. He also loved travel and visited many countries, Italy being his favorite. Just a few years ago, he traveled to Alaska for an adventure all on his own. Sulphur was his beloved hometown where he resided for over 50 years.
A charter member of the Lake Charles SWLA Convention and Visitors Bureau, he was a part chairman. He was president of the Bayou Writers Group, West Cal Kiwanis Club and Brimstone Historical Society.
Former members of the Lake Charles Community Church of the Brethren are invited to the service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford L. and Mabel McClure Seiber of Irving, Tx; his partner of 41 years, Don L. Ransom; two brothers, J.C. “Sarge” Lewis, and Dewey R. Seiber, two sisters, Marie S. Allen and Barbara S. Crudgington.
He is survived by nieces, Renee Allen Georgeff of Grapevine, Tx.; Kay Seiber Stewart-Newman of Raleigh, N.C.; Linda Lewis Burch of Leander, Tx.; and Reggie Lewis Moore of Eustace, Tx.; nephew, Craig Crudgington; as well as grand nieces and nephews and great and great-great grand nieces and nephews.
Reception immediately following service in the church hall at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Do Good Dog Rescue or Hobo Hotel for Cats.