(This is from the order of worship that Jan Zonne put together for her mom)
Helen Bostic Seymour, 95, of Fullerton,
CA, passed away on Jan. 14. Born August 2, 1921 in Columbus,
Ohio, Helen enjoyed a long, happy and adventurous life. While
studying at Ohio State University, Helen worked at Curtiss Wright where
she met her loving husband, Ernie, when both were performing in a
company musical. Helen enjoyed a variety of jobs prior to
answering her true calling as "Mom." She served as a TWA flight
attendant, having been selected as one of three applicants out of a
field of 3,000. Upon their arrival in California in the late 40's, Ernie
went to USC Law School and Helen worked at various clerical jobs, as
well as running her own small dance studio. Once her children were
grown, Helen worked side-by-side with Ernie in his law office.
Helen's volunteer work included
leadership positions in United Way, Alter Guild (St. Timothy's in
Compton and Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Fullerton), Emblem Club (Elks),
PTA, and Fish of Fullerton, to name a few. Helen loved her church
and especially enjoyed hosting a monthly gathering for an Emmanuel
church group fondly known as the Early Birds.
She lived her life with passion,
confidence and unbridled optimism. Her devotion to family was
unparalleled. She spent endless hours watching her children and
grandchildren play sports, perform in ballets and dance recitals, and
any other activity no matter how minor. She was "second mother" to
Helen's and Ernie's marriage lasted
almost 67 years until Ernie's death in 2011. Helen is survived by
her daughter, Jan; son, Mark; grandchildren, Melissa and Robert Zonne;
and her great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Zonne (age 2 ½).
A private interment was held at
Riverside National Cemetery on Jan. 27th. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans through DAV
Memorial Program, P. O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.