Ted Mayr Funeral Home and Crematory

3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, CA


Robert "Bob" Taylor Seward, Sr.

October 29, 1931December 31, 2019

Robert “Bob” Seward, Sr., 88, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at the Ventura Veterans home surrounded by his VA friends and staff. Bob was born on October 29, 1931 in Wilmington, Delaware.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 33 years, Ann; his parents, Walter J. Sr. and Elizabeth Seward; his siblings, Walter J. Seward, Jr. and Ruth Taylor; and his stepson, Ted Higginbotham.

Bob proudly served his Country in the Air Force as an aerial photographer and is a Korean Veteran. He continued serving our Country as a Civil Service employee at the Port Hueneme Naval Base in Warehouse and Transportation for 32 years.

Bob was privileged to be chosen for the Honor Flight, Kern County, CA. This is a great honor for Veterans and he also was a member of the American Legion.

In his free time, he enjoyed riding motorcycles with his loved ones, bowling, shuffleboard, and playing poker with his buddies at the VA. He was an active member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Ventura, CA.

Bob is survived by his children, Robert Seward, Jr, (Jing) Debby Grey and Richard Seward; daughter-in-law, Carol Higginbotham; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Graveside Services will take place at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, in Ventura, CA on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 2:00 PM in Celebration of his life.

The family would like to express their Gratitude to the Ventura Veterans home for the wonderful care and friendship given to Bob for the last five years.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, CA 93003. Condolences may be sent to TedMayrFuneralHome.com.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, January 15, 2020


Robert "Bob" Taylor Seward, Sr.

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John & Carolin Peterson

January 13, 2020

Uncle Bob it was wonderful sharing time & family dinners with you. I thank God for the great times & memories we have had together. We love you & will miss you but I know you were welcomed to your Heavenly Home by God, Aunt Anna & family who have passed before you.
Love, John & Carolin Peterson

Dan Hull

January 11, 2020

I met Bob after the love of his life passed away and I was asked to officiate at Ann's memorial service. His question was always, 'what am I going to do?' We began to meet together and talk over coffee or food or both. He courageously visited church and decided to continue to come to church. He found a fresh new faith in God and was baptized and began to grow in his faith to become a genuine man of God. He made friends, got involved in activities and found a fresh new life that brought a new joy to his heart. The thing that will always bring a smile to my face when I think about Bob is how one never knew what new car he would be driving! Good man, good friend.

Bailey Begin

January 11, 2020

Papaw Bob was so amazing! He never failed to put a smile on everyone’s face. All the Christmas’ spent with him were so fun and he was always in a good mood no matter the circumstance. I will always cherish the time spent with him, he will be so missed. ❤️

Carol Higginbotham

January 10, 2020

Robert Seward, Jr, Debby, Ricky and family, Our hearts hurt with you in the loss of your dad! We are praying for you all and want you to know how much he will be missed dearly from his family in Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas!
We have been through a lot with him and he with us. This is a happy memory of him at Christmas beside his stepson Teddie! As you can see we always had fun! I pray this gives you comfort in the days ahead. I can tell you that God is the greatest at Comforting us. Your dad knew this and that gives me Comfort! Love and prayers to you all!

Stacy Begin

January 10, 2020

Pappaw Bob will be missed by his KC family. We enjoyed our Christmas’s and games with you at Mom and Dad’s in AR very much. But we know you are enjoying your heavenly homecoming with Mammaw and Dad too. All are so loved and missed. ❤️