2014-01-30 / Obituaries

Marjorie L. Seavoy

RACINE, Wis. – Marjorie L. Seavoy, 95, passed away at Hospice House Racine in Racine, Wis., on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.

Marjorie (Marj) was born in Greenland, Mich., on May 18, 1918, to Joseph and Harriet (Carkeek) Blake. She graduated from L’Anse High School. In 1941, Marjorie married Robert Sands in L’Anse and he preceded her in death in 1963.

In 1972, Marj married Walter Seavoy who preceded her in death in 1990.

She was a member of The L’Anse United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and was a lifetime member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was also a member of the Lakeside Singers Choral Group. She moved to Traverse City, Mich., after the death of her husband Walter to be near her only sister, Lou.

Following the death of her sister, she moved to Manistique, Mich., to be near her son Bob and family. During her stay in Manistique she was an active member of the First United Methodist Church singing in their Church choir and helping with their pasty making fundraisers.

She spent her last year and a half in Racine, near her daughter Jo Anne.

Marj loved music, entertaining, singing and was recognized throughout her life for her talented piano playing. She enjoyed playing for sing-a-longs knowing she was giving pleasure to others through her music.

Survivors include her children, Jo Anne (Richard) Woelfel of Racine; Robert (Judi) Sands of Manistique; five grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Louella Elmquest.

A celebration of Marjorie’s life will be held at Purath-Strand Funeral Home in Racine on Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be from 10:30- 11 a.m. Burial will take place in the spring in L’Anse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Racine Coral Arts or Senior Companion Program is suggested.

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