Ann Morris Seeley

January 16, 1935 – April 1, 2015

Ann Morris Seeley, a long-time resident of Grand Rapids and Paw Paw, passed away on Wednesday in Santa Paula, California, where she had been living with her family the past two years. Ann taught for over 30 years in the Godwin Heights Public School District. She spent her life caring for others and loving her animals. She is survived by her nephews John Seeley, Andrew Seeley (Lisa), Joseph Seeley (Monica) and niece, Teresa Pineda (Mario) who benefited much from her generosity in time, attention and assistance. She will also be greatly missed by her numerous great nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, Burton and Barbara Seeley, and by her brother, Burns Seeley.

Ann Morris Seeley

Ann was born in Washington, D.C. At the age of 10, her family moved to a small farm in Paw Paw. She loved the dogs, cats, cattle, goats, and pigs. She also became the family mechanic, eventually inventing and patenting an asparagus picker. She graduated from Paw Paw High School (class of 1952), then received a Bachelor’s in Music Education from Western Michigan, and later completed a Master’s Degree. As a teacher, she gained life-long respect from students and colleagues. She loved puzzles of all kinds, possessed a lifelong love of learning and was a walking World Almanac and Book of Facts. She was most happy when she was helping someone in need, young or old, family or stranger. She was always self-denying, always putting others before herself. A memorial service will be held at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids, Thursday, April 9, at 11 a.m. Her remains will be interred at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Paw Paw, next to her parents.

Published in Grand Rapids Press from April 3 to April 5, 2015

[Great granddaughter of SGS # 2942- Ann Morris; Burton Davis; Burns Le Grande; Marvin Lewis (# 2942); Daniel Hawley (# 1212); Lewis; Isreal; Joseph; John; Nathaniel; Robert]