Ethel Marie Seaman was born on June 23, 1929 to Vollie and Jewell Boliver. She entered into eternal rest on October 31, 2017. Ethel moved from Southern California to Humboldt County in 1946. In 1947 she met her husband of 60 years, Stan Seaman. They would remain married until his death in 2007.

She is survived by her children Jim (Sandy) Seaman, Jerry Seaman, Jewell (Chris) Shelton. She is survived by four grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She also leaves behind her brother, Ernest Boliver, sister, Billie Samples and sister-in-law, Louise Seaman. 

She was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Seaman, her sister, Ada Bruce, and brothers, J.C. and Clyde Boliver.

Mom worked several different jobs over the years, but in the early ‘60s she decided to get her high school diploma. She graduated the same year as her oldest son in 1964. After graduating, she went to work for Rendezvous Music Co., McKinleyville Furniture, City of Eureka and, finally, Louisiana-Pacific. She retired from there in 1991.

After she spent a couple months of sitting in a chair, my dad told her that she needed to do something besides just sitting. She decided to start volunteering at the Discovery shop and the Cancer Society. She was most proud of the fact that she worked there for over 20 years. She also volunteered at Senior Resource Center, RSVP, Eureka Main Street, & Hospice. She was known for having her daughter and granddaughter help with the volunteering also. Her one request was that if you want to send flowers in her memory, she would prefer you to volunteer at least one hour of your time to the charity of your choice.

We would like the thank the wonderful staff at Especially You for the excellent care she received in her final year. Also the staff of Hospice,m who provided her with excellent healthcare. Also, they provided the most wonderful gift to me by allowing me to be with my mom in the final hours of her life.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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