COVINA, Calif. - Thomas Joseph Alfred Seymour, formerly of Missoula, was born Sept. 7, 1913, and died at age 94, on Friday, May 23, 2008. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Sept. 6, at First Presbyterian Church, Covina, Calif.
Mr. Seymour was born in Pine Bluff, Ark. He married Willine Putnam in 1938, at the First Presbyterian Church of Pine Bluff. They lived in Missoula from 1943 to 1965 and in Covina, from 1965. Willine died in 1999.
He was a newspaper pressman until age 74, working at the Pine Bluff Commercial, The Missoulian, and The San Gabriel Valley Tribune. He and several friends then put together a machine shop in an addition to his garage, where he spent many hours working and visiting.
He is survived by three daughters, Joanna (Ron), Jane (Jack), and Judy (Joe); four grandchildren, Kai (Anna), Krista, Kurt (April) and Ryan; three greatgranddaughters, Katie (Randy), Ariel and Brianna; and one greatgreat grandson, Aaron.
He was a member of The Lions in Missoula and The Elks in West Covina and sailed out of Marina del Ray. He enjoyed dances at The Covina Bowl, "Y," and senior centers over many years, the last several years with Peggy. Breakfast and a late-night coffee were always enjoyed at Millie's counter in Covina, where he was known as "Pappy."
He was a member of The First Baptist Church of Missoula and The First Presbyterian Church of Covina.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated.