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Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery

6601 South Colorado Blvd, Centennial, CO

OBITUARY

Naomi Ruth Seymour

June 29, 1938July 19, 2019

Naomi Ruth Cash-Seymour died unexpectedly in Denver, Colorado on July 19, 2019 at the age of 81. She is the matriarch of a large, loving family and will be sorely missed by all who were touched by her.

Naomi is survived by her husband, Robert Seymour; children, Tom Seymour (Sherri), Vicki Seymour-Roth (Steve), Sandy Seymour-Lenthall (Mark) and Melinda Seymour-Cosh (Doug); sister, Fleta Gilliland, all of Denver. Naomi has seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Ila Cash, and two daughters, infant Brenda, and Valerie Rose Seymour-Marko (Chris), of Denver.

Naomi was born on June 29, 1938 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado to Willis and Ila Cash. She married Robert (Bob) Seymour, May 23, 1954. The couple eagerly welcomed six children into their home and set about building a large, close-knit family. We remember her as a selfless, compassionate, unconditionally loving, devoted and strong woman, who served others faithfully, without regard for herself.

Naomi was a self-taught master at sewing, knitting and crochet, always having needles in her hands, creating something special for someone. Our homes are filled with custom-made sweaters and warm, colorful afghans. She even made extras “just to have on hand”. Baby showers couldn’t happen often enough…she would spend weeks knitting hats, blankets and cute outfits.

She was a generous and dedicated woman who excelled at baking. She baked scrumptious gooey caramel nut and cinnamon rolls when someone was moving to a new home to sustain the crowd. She baked the most wonderful flaky fruit pies at holidays. Her warm cookies, coffee cakes and other delicious treats were her forte!

Children were her passion. She was joyfully employed at KinderCare where she loved the kids as her own, and they in-turn loved her. She set up a licensed home daycare, just because she loved caring for and entertaining kids. Someone once said she was a childcare genius! Tom made her a wagon, the size of a small vehicle, to take the kids on walks and outings.

Holiday celebrations were her favorite times. We will miss family gathering together and Christmas gifts overflowing in their home. Their house was decorated with little animated and musical Christmas villages and thoughtful handmade ornaments. She ensured everyone was included. If we knew someone who didn’t have a family to celebrate with, she would welcome them with open arms. There was room in Mom’s heart for all. She loved decorating the house for holidays, making popcorn balls at Halloween, filling and hiding plastic Easter eggs for the kids, baking scrumptious holiday pies, and having everyone together. When the day was finished, everyone went home with a basket of treats and trinkets.

Naomi endured a difficult life. She lost two children, Brenda, at birth, Valerie, at 37 and a great-grandson, Brady (18 months). She nursed Valerie through kidney disease and two kidney transplants (each donated by Tom and Vicki). She survived breast cancer, skin cancer, and precancerous hysterectomy. Through it all, she remained strong, never asking for help, never asking why, never a victim. She just accepted life as it came and did her best to move forward.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 10:00 am at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6601 S Colorado Blvd, Centennial, CO 80121. A Graveside Service will follow. Pastor Greg Jackson will officiate. We welcome all to share and celebrate Naomi’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please give generously to Donor Alliance at www.donoralliance.org/contribute or mail to 200 Spruce Street, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80230. Condolences can be shared online, or sent to The Seymour Family, 27969 Hidden Trail, Conifer, CO 80433.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Noah Dorsey
  • Andy Cosh
  • Dontae Biggs
  • Erik Swenson
  • David Upchurch
  • Steven Roth

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, July 26, 2019

Memories

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Jane Braithwaite

July 24, 2019

My Aunt Naomi was the Best. She was not only My favorite Aunt but also My second Mom. When My Mom Fleta Gilliland, Her Sister had to work, She took care of My Brother Bruce and I. Then when I was Confirmed and Baptized She also became My God Mother. When I had Kids of My own and had to work She watched them a few times to help Me out. I don't have enough space to say all She means and meant to Me.

Timothy Poore

July 24, 2019

She was an amazing person. Growing up next door to her was like having a ray of sunshine everyday no matter what. She was very kind and generous. She will be missed very much by all who's heart was touched by her. She is in good hands now. Rest in Peace Naomi.

Alia Chryssolor

July 23, 2019

My amazing grandma was the best there ever could be. She made her home a magical place where her grandchildren could play and enjoy everything she had to offer. As children, my sister and I would always rush to her refrigerator for snacks that were not allowed at home. We had sleepovers in the beanbag chairs, which were such a treat. As we drifted off to sleep, the many special light features around the room entertained us. My favorite was the ‘birdcage’ which hung from the ceiling that had a statue boy pushing a girl on a swing inside.
In my adult life, my grandma was the most supportive person. She never judged or criticized... she loved me no matter what. When my son, Brady died at 18 months, she shared my pain. She was tearful but stoic. She faithfully cared for my surviving children while my husband and I attended weekly grief counseling. She fed us dinner on the nights we had those sessions so we could talk longer. I am so grateful she did. The relationship we built over loss and shared pain is something to be cherished because the loss of a child is something not everyone understands. She helped us through it with her strength and understanding. I miss her counsel and caring. She will be forever missed and I hope she can take care of my baby Brady in the afterlife. 💕

Andy Chryssolor

July 23, 2019

Every Christmas at GrandMa’s house. The format was the same but we looked forward to it every year. Great grandchildren running around and tearing open gifts. Tons of food and a lot of dessert! We would go home laden with gifts and have a nap to sleep off the food!
I will miss her selfless generosity and how welcome she made everyone always feel. I will never forget her.

Stephanie Swenson

July 23, 2019

Grandma Naomi was a fixture in all of our lives. She shaped the family we are today. She had a reputation for holding us all together; which meant bringing us together for holidays, bridging the gaps between people, keeping us rooted near her, and always being present. She was the foundation to our family. When a massive group of us show up at the hospital to greet a new baby, or because someone was sick, or when we took up too many seats at a graduation, it’s because she taught us to treasure each other. None of us can really comprehend how deeply she shaped who were are, but I am certain all the best parts of us have roots in her.

Terry Biggs

July 23, 2019

I will always Naomi for her selfless heart and always putting other people need in front of her own. I remember my first Christmas when Dontae and Destini came to Grandma's house. She treated my kids like they were her own grandchildren. Welcome them both with open arms and brought them gifts as well. She also made me feel welcome to the family when I came to a Easter dinner. I will miss you very much and try to imitate your heart.

Terry

Crystal Upchurch

July 22, 2019

Grandma was the most selfless and loving person. She always put other’s needs above her own. She never spoke badly about anyone, and loved unconditionally. She was always a place of safety and had a calming presence. I will never forget all the sleepovers we would have at her house where she would wake up before the sun and make us a huge breakfast which always included her famous caramel nut rolls. She never missed a school play or event. Her family was always what was most important to her. I love you grandma, and will remember you always.

Steve Roth

July 22, 2019

After my mother passed away I always knew I still had a mother-in-law that loved me very much. And I will miss her as much as my own mother.

Theresa and Greg Jackson

July 22, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this time. We are praying for your comfort and all the wonderful memories of this kind and loving lady. She has left such a legacy of kindness and helping others thru her children and grandchildren. Our love and comfort ,
Greg and Theresa Jackson

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