Seth Daniel Roberts, 23, a native of Wallowa County, died on Oct. 29 at his home in Bend. He was born in Enterprise to Susan Elaine Stafford and Daniel Brent Roberts on Dec. 3, 1990.
Seth loved the outdoors. He started sliding down hills at the age of 3 on a snowboard made from an old skateboard deck; and since then had an unrivaled passion for life on the mountain. He spent his weekdays in the Enterprise School District and weekends up at Ferguson Ridge Ski Area alongside his dad, “Fireball,” and his older sister Heather. At the age of 13, Seth and his mother moved to Bend, so he could follow his passion and turn it into a career. He joined the local snowboard team and participated in regional and national competitions, as well as starred in and filmed a variety of snowboarding videos.
At 15, Seth began working at Mount Bachelor and a local gymnastics center teaching young children how to snowboard – many who became friends for life. He made an impact on many people on and off the mountain and will be greatly missed. Seth is survived by his mother, Susan Stafford, his sister Heather Stafford Miller, his niece Savannah Rain, who held a special place in his heart, and his best friend Daisey the cocker spaniel.
A celebration of Seth’s life will be held at Ferguson Ridge Ski Area on Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. A memorial fund has been set up through gofundme.com/sethandsuzi. Donations may also be mailed to Bank of the Cascades, c/o Barbara Ann Loney, FBO: Seth Roberts/Susan Stafford Memorial & Recovery Fund, PO Box 9099, Bend, Oregon 97708. Checks should be payable to: Seth Memorial & Suzi Recovery Fund. The family is thankful to everyone who has been there for them through this extremely hard time, and to everyone who was a part of Seth’s life. He will forever be missed.