Richard Stanley Seymour

R. Stan Seymour, born in Seattle on Dec. 6, 1916, passed away in Gig Harbor on Dec. 11, 2007. Miriam, his wife of 65 years, preceded him in death in July of 2007. Family members include his son Ric Seymour, daughter Lucinda Wingard, and son-in-law Joel Wingard, all of Gig Harbor. Stan's five grandchildren are Tyler, Gabriel, Adiza, Joshua, and Adam.

Stan earned a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington a few months before the attack on Pearl Harbor. In Burma during WWII, he served as a US Army Captain helping to set up early warning radar stations. After the war, he worked for the Bonneville Power Administration near Portland, Oregon, before moving his family to Seattle to work for Boeing on a series of design projects spanning 25 years.

In Seattle, Stan and Miriam were very involved in civic affairs and the Alki Congregational Church, where he was the church treasurer for many years. Stan enjoyed family, photography, and constant remodeling projects of their home overlooking Alki Point. In 1979, Stan and Mim retired to Gig Harbor to live close to their grandchildren. Stan was his wife's loyal companion through her fifteen-year battle with lymphoma. Family and friends remember his ready wit and easy smile.

Memorial Services will be held 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 26, at Haven of Rest Funeral Home, Gig Harbor (253) 851-9991.

Remembrances may be made to Alki Congregational United Church of Christ; 6115 S.W. Hinds St., Seattle 98116.