Alice Joy Seymour passed away in Butte on December 7, 2019, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Alice truly loved life and filled every room with laughter. She will be deeply missed by her friends, family, and community. Born in Belgrade to Charles and Edna Sayers, Alice was the youngest of seven children.
At the age of five, the Sayers family moved to Butte where Alice resided for the rest of her life. During the second grade at the Webster Garfield, Alice met a “cool boy” from Timber Butte, Martin “Joe” Seymour. Alice and Joe married at the Boulder Hot Springs on December 22, 1952. Joe and Alice’s marriage was a wonderful example of what a selfless marriage with a firm foundation of friendship looked like to their children and grandchildren. Alice and Joe were blessed with 62 years of marriage and friendship before Joe passed away in 2014 from Parkinson’s disease.
Alice’s favorite place was in Wise River next to Alder Creek. Alice hosted parties, reunions, and even weddings at the Seymour cabin in Wise River. Whether she hosted hundreds of attendees at the Sayers and Seymour family reunions or a dozen family members around the table at weekly Sunday dinners, all that mattered to Alice was that her family was around her.
Alice loved exploring the Pioneer Mountains by snowmobile, ATV, or Sunday drives with Joe, her family, and her friends. Alice also enjoyed painting ceramics, sewing, cooking, and caring for her home and garden.
In the 2000 Sayers Family Reunion book she wrote:
“Life has been a great adventure. But, the greatest adventure of all has been lots of fun and laughter with family. It doesn’t get better than that.”
Alice is survived by her five children: Joe (Judy) Seymour, Steve (Marcia) Seymour, Terri (Mark) James, Maureen Seymour, Tim (Teresa) Seymour, and twelve grandchildren: Jason(Jamie) Seymour, Jamie (Chris) Rask, Jordan (Jesse) Tracy, Chris (Mark) Noel, Steve (Dawn) Seymour, Sean (Priscilla) Seymour, Austin (Rose) James, Taylor (Justin Howell) James, Jesse (Stephanie) Sheehy, Kelly Sheehy, Drew (Kristen Cole) Sheehy, Tim Seymour, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her siblings. In addition to her children and grandchildren, Alice is survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Dan (Terri) Seymour, Jim (Marie) Seymour, Bev Monahan of Butte, Barb (Bob) Richards, Leo Calcaterra, of Helena, and many nieces and nephews.
Alice’s family would like to thank The Springs of Butte for the love and care given to Alice during her residence, with special thanks to Shelly Allison and Lauren Kippen.
Memorial donations may be made to Senior Solutions Hospice Care or to Our Lady of the Rockies.
Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13th at the Copper King Hotel, 4655 Harrison Ave. A Funeral Liturgy and Celebration of Her Life will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Please see below to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Alice. Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Alice and her family.
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Tammy Austin says
Terri and family,
I am so heart broken for you all. Alice was an amazing woman! She had an amazing laugh!
You all are in my thoughts and prayers in this time of heart breaking loss.
Connie J Dotson says
To the Seymour Family, I am sorry for your loss. I got to know your parents through my job at Downey Drug and Wal- Mart. And they were one of favorite customers, like so many from back in the ‘Day’. They were always so kind and fun to visit with. So I pray that you all receive the peace in knowing that she was loved. God Bless your Family.
Julie Briggs says
You and your family have my deepest condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Andy and JoAnn Henderson, San Antonio TX says
Sending our condolences to the Seymour family.
Patricia Sullivan says
We all have so many fond memories of Alice! She was one of our mother’s oldest and dearest friends, and many of our childhood days were spent with the Seymour family. Alice’s sparkling eyes, her contagious laugh, and her generosity are only some of what we’ll remember when we think of her. Much love and heartfelt prayers are with Alice and her entire family.
Love, Craig, Jeff, Patricia & Elizabeth Maki
Lori A. Whealy says
Dear Terri, Mark, and family:
We are sorry for the loss of your mother. She sounds like a wonderful person, and I would have enjoyed meeting her at Rose and Austin’s wedding. May your memories bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Chris, Lori, Simon, and Audrey Whealy
Irene Dahl says
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this tough time.
Art & Marge Richardson says
Our condolences. You all were the best neighbors to me and my Mom-and Dad. Our Prayers are with all of you at this time of great sorrow.
Barbara Burgess says
I’m so sorry for your loss, and at the same time, I’m happy at the thought of a family being together again, and your Mom being with the love of her life. I saw her in Nov. 2018; She was still laughing and having a dish of Ice-cream. I will forever be known as the person who gave your mom whooping cough. We have so many fun memories to recall, not all families can say that. She is the last of the greatest generation, and has set the bar high for the rest of the family; we have a lot to live up to We extend our love to your family and pray you will find peace and comfort at this time. Love Bob JO