Mary Seaver Obituary

Mary F. Seaver
Mary F. Seaver
Mary F. Seaver

September 4, 1914 - November 30, 2005
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Mary Flo Seaver, 91, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, at Westover Funeral Home in Des Moines. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery, in Des Moines.

Mary was born on September 4, 1914, to Ray Wilson and Martha Jane Buchanan Smith in St. Charles, Iowa. She moved to Des Moines in 1930, where she made her home. Mary was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and A.I.B. College, later earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree from Drake University.

On June 19, 1942, Mary was united in marriage with Lloyd Henry Seaver. For 24 years, she was employed with Roosevelt High School as a business teacher, counselor and Pupil Services Coordinator until her retirement in 1980. Prior to that employment, she taught in Northwood and Charles City, IA as well as A.I.B. College in Des Moines for 10 years. While her husband served in the United States Navy during W.W.II, Mary also taught in New Jersey and California.

She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Mary was a member and past president of the Des Moines Area Retired Teachers’ Association. She was also a member of A.A.U.W., Des Moines Women’s Club, P.E.O. - Chapter HP, Iowa Retired School Personnel, and the Blank Guild at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, where she served as a volunteer. Mary also volunteered as tour guide at Terrace Hill. She was an avid basketball fan and enjoyed working on her computer. She was a loving, caring and devoted mother, grandmother and friend; Mary will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her daughter, Judy Chamat and her husband Nabil of Clive; two grandchildren, Constantine "Costa" Nabil Chamat and Natalie Mary Chamat both of Clive; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends of all ages. Mary was preceded into eternal life by her infant son, David Lloyd Seaver; her parents; and her husband, Lloyd H. Seaver on July 1, 1990.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 2, at Westover Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to either Westminster Presbyterian Church or an organization of the donor’s choice.





Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, December 2, 2005
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Westover Funeral Home
Saturday, December 3, 2005
11:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Saturday, December 3, 2005