Dorothy Seymour


Dorothy Seymour of Cottage Grove, OR and formerly of San Jose, CA passed away January 2, 2020 at the age of 89.  Born in Cincinnati, OH on August 31, 1930 to parents Roy Albert and Anna Mae McCollum (Gossett). Dorothy married Arthur Seymour on September 9, 1949 and they celebrated 62 years of marriage before his passing in 2011.  Dorothy had a varied career, mostly in the fields of transportation and real estate where she was a licensed agent.  She was very social, easily meeting new people and maintaining long term friendships.  Dorothy was always volunteering in the community, including the Auxiliaries of the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Cottage Grove Community Hospital.  A true 49er Faithful, she also enjoyed professional golf (Tiger Woods), big band era music and jigsaw puzzles, which soon became framed pieces of art.  To Dorothy, family always came first and with her passing, there is a loss of a generation in the McCollum family.  Dorothy is survived by her daughters Susan VanBibber (Wayne; deceased) of Clovis, CA and Diana Tremelling (Bill) of Longview, WA as well as her son Larry Seymour (Cathy) of Cottage Grove, OR.  Also surviving her are four grandchildren (Brian, Robert, Laura and Scott) and two great grandchildren (Evan and Logan), along with many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sister Cora Jane, husband Arthur, and four brothers, Edward, James, Glen and Patrick.  Arthur and the McCollum brothers all served proudly in the US military. A celebration of life will be held Friday, January 17th at 2 p.m. at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove, OR.  Interment will take place at a later date in California.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local Humane Society or a charity of your choice.

 

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