Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Marvin L. (Frank) Salseina Memorial
Marvin L. (Frank) Salseina Memorial

Marvin L. (Frank) Salseina

Marvin L. (Frank) Salseina

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Marvin L. (Frank) Salseina passed away early the morning of March 27, 2021.  Loving father of four children, six grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carol and grandson, Jared.  He grew up in the Chimicum and the Port Hadlock area.  He attended Port Townsend High School where he wore number four as a half back.  He fell in love and married Carolyn Mosley after his Naval service in the Korean War.  They moved to the Edmonds area and began raising their family.  His life’s work as a railroad engineer took him to many places including Sedro-Woolley, where in 1975 he found and purchased the farm at Cokedale.  His personality drew people to him.  His friends, family or anyone whom he met were rewarded by it.  A favorite pastime of his was dancing.  He loved to take mom dancing.  He was a great dancer.  He had a love for the outdoors, especially fishing.  His fishing ability and knowledge was vast.  He was also a very competitive fishermen that made those around him better as well.  We will miss the jokes, the fishing trips and the loving way he expressed his character.  Goodbye dad take mom fishing for us all.  No services will be held at this time.  Share your memories of Frank and sign the online guest register.



    I met Frank seven years ago. I was in search of a Labrador Retreiver. A friend told me that an older gentleman in SW had a dog “Becky” that he needed to find a home for. Frank came out to my house to check out the situation. He was not going to let this dog go to just any home. I’ve had job interviews that were not as intense as his scrutiny of me or the farm. After about an hour he indicated that I had passed the test. However, when the time came to leave he became teary-eyed at the prospect of leaving her. I told him, “Frank, she’s your dog I think you need to keep her.” So, he left with her in the car. The next day he was back saying, “Bob, I can’t keep this dog she belongs wiht somebody who can hunt with her and give her as good home.” After that Becky and I would visit Frank to say hello. We talked hunting, fishing, railroads and how much he missed his wife. This generally required at least one hot-buttered rum! Many times I teased him about giving me dance lessons since I have two left feet and he was the Fred Astair of Sedro-Woolley.
    Frank was a good man. Becky and I will both miss him! RIP Frank.

  • Jim and June Hunziker

    He was a wonderful man. I loved going hunting and fishing with him. The last few times we went fishing I was the only only one who caught two fish both times. Ha ha Jim

    I remember Frank as a soft and gentle man. Although, when we were in school there were a few occasions that we had a drink or two from my mom’s cupboard without her knowledge. June
    We are going to miss him!

  • Julie

    I meet Frank when he lived at Country Meadows, we played pinochle a few times when I visited my mother. Great sense of humor and lovely man. Will be missed.

  • Clyde and Phyllis Claybo

    What a guy to remember…full of personality and wit!! Here’s to you Frank..for just knowing you and your great family! May You rest in the Lords arms….

  • Laura D.

    Debbie, Frank, Cheri, Nate- I am so sad to hear about your dad’s grandpa’s passing !!! I always loved to see and talk with him and always sneak him some treats of candy. His response with a big smile – would be Thanks babe. Love how he would be so excited when Nate visited him too. Such a lucky grandpa!! He always lit up like a Christmas tree, when you talked with him. He always made me smile and looked forward always to see him!! Love and miss you Frank- your one of the good ones