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Levi Seely


Gender: Male

Date of Death: June 25, 1944

Birth Place: Castle Dale, UT

Death Place: Italy

Levi Seely

Pvt. Seely entered service in Nov. 1942, and has been overseas since April.  He is a native of Castle Dale and attended Emery county schools.  He has been awarded medals for marksmanship and scouting.  Before entering the service he was residing in Salt Lake City, being employed by the Purity Biscuit Co.  He has 2 brothers in the service, Corp. Keith Seeley, New Guinea, and Pfc. Elvin Seely, Camp Adair, Ore.  One sister, Mrs. Vernell Worthen, resides in Price, and another, Mrs. Sybil Young, is a resident of Castle Dale.  A 3rd brother, Brannan Seely, is a rancher in Huntington canyon.

Published in the Salt Lake Telegram (Salt Lake City, Utah) Monday July 31, 1944

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Pfc. Levi E. Seely

Memorial services were held in the Ward Chapel here Thursday, beginning at 2 P.M. for Pfc. Levi E. Seely, brother of Mrs. Sybil Young, of Castle Dale, who was reported killed in action, June 25 in Italy.  Levi was a veteran of the African campaign, and had recently been transferred to Italy.  The telegram was sent to Mrs. Young by the War Department the first of August.

Services were conducted by Bishop Eugene Johansen and were as follows: Opening son was “Sleep Soldier Sleep”. By the Ward chorus; opening prayer by President Merrill Cook and the first speaker was Clive Killpack of Ferron.  A vocal trio sang “There’s a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere” followed by a talk by Nephi L. Williams, the vocal chorus sang “Whispering Hope” and the closing speaker was Bishop E. A. Nelson.  The program closed with the singing of “America” and a closing prayer by A.G. Jewkes, Jr.

Published in the Emery County Progress (Castle Dale, Utah) Friday September 1, 1944

[Great-grandson of SGS # 2337 –  Levi Earl; Levi Earl; Don Carlos; Justus Wellington (# 2337); Justus Azel (#836); Justus William; Joseph; John; Benjamin; Nathaniel, Robert]