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.
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