Seavey Joan (Martha), born Cincinnati, Ohio, June 4, 1923; died May 28, 2002, Minneapolis, after a long illness. Received R.N. degree from St. Elizabeth's School of Nursing, Covington, Kentucky, 1943. A lieutenant in U.S. Army Nurse Corps in WWII, she married fellow officer, Emerson R. Seavey, November 7, 1945, and together they raised children: Mary, Elizabeth (Jerome Mirelez), both of Minneapolis, Bob (NYC), Patricia (San Diego, CA), Joan (Kurt) Simon (Rochester, MN), and Mark (Marcy) (Port Angeles, CA), and enjoyed their 7 grandchildren. An accomplished sportswoman, bridgeplayer and voracious reader, Joan studied politics and economics with great interest and enjoyed lively discussions and debates. After her children were grown, she enrolled in the University of Minnesota and in 1984 received her B.A. with English and Journalism majors and top honors. Predeceased by parents, George and Ida Dieckman, and sister, Claire, she is survived by her husband of nearly 57 years, her children and grandchildren, her sister, Mary Stanley of Jacksonville, FL/Richmond, VA, and many close friends. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Friday 12 Noon, followed by reception at St. Joseph's Parish of Plymouth/New Hope, 8701 - 36th Ave N. Morning burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Washburn-McReavy 612-529-9691

Published on May 30, 2002

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