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Evelyn (Washburn) Seelye

Aug. 1, 1928 – June 2, 2005

KINGSBURY – Evelyn (Washburn) Seelye, 77, of Vaughn Rd. went into the arms of her Lord, on Thursday, June 2, 2005 at the Glens Falls Hospital, after a long battle with cancer.

Born on August 1, 1928 in Clemons, she was the daughter of the late Arthur G. and Evelina (Granger) Washburn of Hudson Falls. She graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1946.

On June 21, 1947, she married Marshall B. Seelye of Kingsbury at the Gospel Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Hudson Falls.

Evelyn retired in 1976 from Seelye’s Auction House in Queensbury, a business she and her husband began in 1963. She was the firm’s bookkeeper and was involved with her husband as a full partner in all of their business ventures.

Evelyn (Washburn) Seelye

Until 1993, the Seelyes spent seventeen winters in Englewood, Florida.

She was a member of The Oneida Community Church in Queensbury as well as the Queen Anne Seniors in Fort Ann and the Seelye Geneological Society.

She enjoyed sewing, needlework and especially traveling. She had visited all fifty states as well as seven providences of Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico. Along with her husband, Evelyn drove an 18 wheeler through 48 states in one and one half years.

She enjoyed every opportunity to spend time with her grandchildren.

Survivors in addition to her husband of 57 years, Marshall B. Seelye of Kingsbuy include one son, Martin A. Seelye and his wife, Arlene of Hudson Falls; one daughter Judith L. Shaw and her husband, William of Sunrise, FL; three grandchildren, Kimberly Lane and her husband, Chris of Glens Falls, Cory Seelye-Dixon and her husband, Robert of Glens Falls and Chad Seelye of Hudson Falls; one brother, Albert Washburn and his wife, Ruth of South Glens Falls; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Oneida Community Church, Oneida Corners in Queensbury with Pastor David McCane, officiating.

Burial will be private at the Pine View Cemetery in the town of Queensbury.

The family suggests that memorials take the form of donations to the Oneida Community Church, Oneida Corners, Queensbury, NY 12804.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls, NY.

Evelyn’s family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at the Charles R. Wood, Cancer Center, especially Dr. Sponzo, Jean VanAuken, Donna Boss, Rose Trainor and Mary LaFrance.

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