OBITUARY

Elisabeth Ann Seaton

May 7, 1939April 24, 2021
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Elisabeth (Betsy) Ann (Bullard) Seaton, 81, formerly of Castle Pines, Colorado, died peacefully in her sleep and met her Savior on April 24, 2021, at Balfour Memory Care Center in Littleton.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 7, 1939, to Herbert and Dorothea Bullard, she grew up on Sagamore Avenue in Medford with her sister Jane, mother, and grandmother. She spent her summers on the coast of Maine attending camps and working at a local hotel. Her love of baseball came from watching the Boston Red Sox and Brooklyn Dodgers.

A 1957 graduate of Medford High School, Elisabeth continued her education at Children’s Hospital School of Nursing, earning her RN degree. Her nursing degree was a source of pride and she kept up her licensure into the 1990s.

Always one for adventure, she began traveling. She earned her stewardess wings with United and spent time in Japan and Australia. Elisabeth settled in San Francisco where she met the love of her life, Owen Seaton, a young dashing Army officer.

Married at Fort Meade, Maryland, in 1966, Elisabeth began her life as a military officer’s wife. Owen and Elisabeth were stationed at various posts over the years including Germany, Fort Bragg, and Washington, D.C. They traveled around Europe during the 1970s. A lady of elegance, she entertained and organized officer wives’ events with joy and pride. She spoke fondly of those years.

In 1974, Elisabeth’s life changed forever. Through a neighborhood Bible study, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior.

Upon Army retirement, Owen and Elisabeth followed their dream to live in the West and established a full life in Colorado. She was actively involved in her church and the local Republican Party as well as a growing family of grandchildren. Each summer she loved attending rodeos and the 4th of July parade in Steamboat Springs. Bird feeders and flowers throughout their yard brought a variety of birds and animals.

Her children and grandchildren were the pride of her life. She attended their sports events, music recitals, school programs, birthdays, and graduations. The birth of two great-grandchildren brought great joy.

An avid Rockies fan, Elisabeth never missed their baseball games on tv. She loved Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra, playing “Stars and Stripes Forever” each July. A cabin nestled in the Rocky Mountains north of Steamboat Springs provided a family getaway where she enjoyed bountiful views and wildlife.

Generous, kind, elegant: these words sum up Elisabeth. Her Christian faith influenced every area of her life. She was a great woman of faith and prayer.

She is survived by her daughter Meredith (Jeff) McKinney of Laurel, MT; son Owen (Kathy) Seaton of Chattanooga, TN; Andrew (Stephanie) Seaton of Lakewood, CO; grandchildren Jess (David) Fagot of Goodyear, AZ; Joanna McKinney of Denver, CO; Luke McKinney of Helena, MT; Levi McKinney of Laurel, MT, Lauren Seaton of Lincoln, NE; Danielle and Clark Seaton of Lakewood, CO; great-grandchildren, Judah and Mercy Fagot; her sister, Jane Cunningham of Rumney, NH, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her devoted husband of 50 years, Owen Seaton, her parents Herbert and Dorothea Bullard, and her infant sister Joanna. A memorial service will be held at Red Rocks Baptist Church in Morrison, CO on Monday, May 10, 2021, at 10:30 am. Elisabeth will be buried next to her husband at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to her favorite charity: The Wounded Warrior Project https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org or to further research for Primary Progressive Aphasia: http://aphasiahope.wpengine.com

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, May 10, 2021

  • Reception

    Monday, May 10, 2021

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Vanina Alvarez

May 10, 2021

I met Elisabeth in 1997 when she visited Argentina with OB and Andrew. Along these 24 years she sent me the sweetest letters always mentioning Lord as our savior . She also sent me the Bible through mail to study it together.
She made me feel at home when I visited them at Caste Pines. I still keep her letters as a treasure. Elisabeth You will always be in my heart. She was blessed having her son Andrew visiting and taking care of her with so much love. Praying for peace and comfort for all of her beautiful family during this time.
Vanina Alvarez

Sherry Johnstone

May 7, 2021

I’ve very saddened over Elisabeth's passing. But I know that Heaven is where she longed to be for some time now.

She hired me to clean their big Southwestern style home in Castle Pines. It didn’t take us long to become “Sisters in Christ”. As I told Andrew when he called to let me know of her peaceful passing, she was my prayer warrior. I could always count on her for prayer support. Her #1 Love was the Lord, then OB, her kids & spouses, grandkids & greats! She was so proud of all of you.

We moved away to GA in 2017 just before OB’s passing. It was so hard not being able to be there for her & found it very hard to communicate with her long distance. I did get back once after OB’s funeral & we communicated by hugging & crying....she patted my back. I knew it was so hard for her. She was smart, devoted & faithful. I kept many things she wrote in my cards, she had a gift of writing something meaningful. I’ve even borrowed some of sayings she wrote in my cards for my others to be blessed by.

Today’s her birthday & I remember on her 70th birthday I didn’t know what to give a lady who has it all. I made up a fun little gift of 70 Hershey Kisses...she only ate 1 each day! Most of us don’t have that much will power but she did. She loved chocolate!
I hope there is chocolate in heaven!
Praying for peace & comfort for all of The Seaton family during this time. In His Love, Sherry & Dan Johnstone


Joyce Hosaflook

April 30, 2021

I worked with Elisabeth in the Fairfax Baptist Temple Academy learning center. We both were “Monitors”. We would help the students as they studied and worked on their ACE paces in their little cubicles. Elisabeth was also the school nurse when needed.

I remember having much fun with her as we worked together with the kids in the school. They all could really pull some crazy stunts and we both loved all the kids and loved working with them. Elisabeth was a joy and easy to laugh with, talk with, confide in and was just a very good friend and a good Mother. I loved her and I never heard a hurtful word come from Elisabeth’s mouth. She was caring and loving and loved her Lord.

I knew Meredith the best of her 3 children as she was a good friend of my daughter Kristin and spent time in our home visiting with Kristin and even having some sleepovers. My heart is with you Meredith and your kids. Owen you too and also Andy. I know you will miss her greatly but will have a great reunion.

I am thankful the Lord blessed my life with a friend such as Elisabeth. My love and prayers are with her family and close friends. Even though we lost track of each other after their family moved, I have thought of her many times and reminisced about our friendship over these many years.

Joyce Hosaflook
Psalms 48:14-For this God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death.

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Age 9 Camp Se-Sa-Ma-Ca, Maine

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Mom with the grandkids in Steamboat Springs, CO for the 4th of July parade

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Elisabeth Ann Bullard
Boston, Massachusetts

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Andrew and Stephanie's wedding

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18th MI Battalion Ball
Munich, Germany 1978

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Age 9 Camp Se-Sa-Ma-Ca, Maine

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Mom with the grandkids in Steamboat Springs, CO for the 4th of July parade

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Elisabeth Ann Bullard
Boston, Massachusetts

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Andrew and Stephanie's wedding

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18th MI Battalion Ball
Munich, Germany 1978

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80th birthday May 2019

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1967

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Age 7