Henry Leroy Sego was born in a boarding house in Denver on April 6, 1938. He passed in Yuma, Arizona on August 21, 2021. He would have been surrounded by his family but for the Covid madness.
The family moved from Polson, Montana to Okanogan in 1948, starting his lifelong love of the country and its fantastic outdoors. Hank graduated from Okanogan High School in 1956 and enlisted in the Washington National Guard. In 1957, he transferred his enlistment to the U.S. Navy. His career in naval aviation took the family to duty postings on both coasts and included 5 major cruises (U.S.S. Hancock, Ranger, Constellation, Enterprise, and Coral Sea). He retired, after a 23 year career, as a Master Chief at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. He joined McDonnell Douglas as a maintenance instructor to the Royal Saudi Air Force for their Peace Sun F-15s, spending approximately 2 years in-kingdom. This was followed by 6 years with the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company as a developmental technician on the 767 Iron Bird, supporting systems development and test.
Fishing the Okanogan lakes and streams, golf and touring the country by RV filled retirement. Hank and Frances volunteered as camp hosts for the Oregon parks system aand also in the hill country of central Texas. Snowbirding soon led to full time residency, moving to Yuma in 2011.
Hank is survived by wife of 65 years, Frances, sisters Sally Mae McAdoo, Celeste Bush, and Suzy Largent, brothers Tom and Guy Payne, sons Daniel and Kelly, daughter Karen, wonderful grandchildren (Katherine, Mallory, Megan, Lauren, and Hank) and five great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held in Conconully, Washington in May 2022. For information and details, please contact Danat firstname.lastname@example.org