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Eileen Seymour, 92

| April 15, 2010 4:39 AM

Eileen Seymour, a longtime resident of Coeur d’Alene, died peacefully at the age of 92 on March 30, 2010, in New Mexico with family at her bedside. She was born March 9, 1918, in Winona, Minn., to parents Marie Leister and Archie McCready.

She was the last surviving sibling of six. She graduated from Winona Senior High School in 1935. She was employed by J.R. Watkins Company as a secretary and then as an office manager at Benson Optical Company until 1946. She married Charles (Chuck) Seymour of Coeur d’Alene, March 18, 1945, in Muskogee, Okla. She and husband Chuck moved to Idaho in June 1946. They lived in Moscow, Lewiston and Coeur d’Alene. She worked for 17 years in the Registrar’s Office at North Idaho College, retiring in 1978.  

She was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and a 50-plus-year member of Chapter BF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She spent many hours volunteering at the Museum of North Idaho and served as a member and Secretary of the Board. She served as a member of the Kootenai Medical Center Auxiliary and volunteered at the La Crosse Rehab Center. She was active in Camp Fire Girls and Boy Scouts of America programs.

She enjoyed traveling, reading, bridge, gardening and crossword puzzles. She and her husband, Chuck, traveled across the United States in their RV for 17 years. They visited many states, including two trips to Alaska. She also traveled to Switzerland and Austria with her late sister, Margaret, in 1974.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Chuck; daughter Charlene Seymour and husband Scott Clark; daughter Susan Seymour and husband David Montoya; son Rick Seymour and wife Kathy Seymour; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was cremated in New Mexico where she resided for the past two years and her ashes will be placed in the columbarium at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Coeur d’Alene at a later date.

Memorials can be made to the Museum of North Idaho or St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

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