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Dorothy Fay Seymour
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Grace Episcopal Church
707 8th Street
Boone, IA 50036
|Dorothy Fay Seymour, 93, a lifelong resident of Boone, Iowa, and most recently of the Eastern Star Masonic Home, died peacefully Monday evening, May 23, 2011 at the Home.
Dorothy Fay Fitzsimmons (Myers) Seymour was born on September 2, 1917, the eldest of five siblings of Harlan and Madge (Andrews) Fitzsimmons.
Fay married Edward Myers, Jr. in 1937, and they divorced in 1976. She later married William Seymour in 1981 and had just a few very happy years until his untimely death in 1985. Her later years were spent with her close companion, Kenny Myers.
Fay first worked for Dahl’s Hardware from 1952 to 1957 in Boone. In 1957, Fay began her long and enjoyable career as a bank teller at the former Citizens National Bank in downtown Boone, until she retired in 1982. She had a number of steady customers and was often said to know almost everyone in Boone. She was awarded “Woman of the Year” in 1977 from the American Business Women’s Association.
Fay was a longtime member of Grace Episcopal Church in Boone. She enjoyed playing bridge several times a week and was also an avid reader. She took great pride in her son, Edward, and enjoyed spending time with his children and grand children. Family, especially the Fitzsimmons and Myers clan, were very important to her. She frequently traveled to Montana where Edward lived. She especially enjoyed a trip to Ireland with her sisters, as they discovered their family roots. She greatly enjoyed time spent with family and watching her grandchildren grow.
Her parents; first husband, Edward Myers, Jr.; second husband, William Seymour; long-time companion, Kenny Myers; and 3 siblings, Marguerite Mummey, Owen Fitzsimmons, and David Fitzsimmons preceded her in death.
She is survived by her son, Edward M. Myers, III and wife Barb of Kalispell, Montana, and four granddaughters: Adele, Shelby, Ashley and Jennifer; 7 great-grandchildren Madeline, Darian, Emma, Jack, Sammy, Jaylin, and Olivia; and one sister, Jeanne Eytcheson, 91, survives her at the Eastern Star Masonic Home.
Mass and Eucharist will be said at 1:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon, May 28th, at the Grace Episcopal Church in Boone with Father Tom Gehlsen officiating. Her ashes will be interred at the Grace Episcopal Church.
Those wishing to express their sympathies through a memorial may direct their gift to the family.
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