Angie Louise Reeder Seeton, 97, died of congestive heart failure at 1:25 a.m. on Dec. 27, 2021 at her granddaughter’s loving home in Colorado. Her daughter and granddaughter were at her side when she passed. Louise was born at home in Morgantown, on Aug. 16, 1924, to Angie Alabama Friend Reeder and Benjamin Garnet Reeder.
She is survived by her son, Gary Seeton (Ann), of Texas; daughter, Betsy Seeton of Colorado; brother, Jim Reeder, of Florida; sister, Carolyn Greiner (Jack), of Maryland; and brother, William Reeder (Patricia), of Virginia. Her eight grandchildren are: Laura Louise Seeton, Brandon W. Bearden, Brigett Bearden, Linda Jo Seeton, Angie Elizabeth Seeton, Ross V. Seeton III, Alexis Rose Seeton and Georganna Seeton. Her loving family also includes eight great-grandchildren; cousins, Richard Cady (Carolyn) and David Cady; brother-in-law, Frank Seeton; and many nieces and nephews, along with two dear childhood friends Zora Schnake and Louise Watkins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross Victor Seeton Jr.; sons, Warren and Charles Seeton; brother, Charles Reeder, of Montana; sister Margaret Ferguson, of North Carolina; and cousin, Helen Waters, who lived with Louise’s childhood family and was thought of as an older sister.
Louise grew up in Morgantown, where her father practiced law. Her mother had a teaching degree. Her maternal grandfather was a professional photographer and her paternal grandfather was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Civil War. She was the oldest of six children, and she treasured her whole family throughout her life, always considering family her greatest joy.
She attended West Virginia University of for two years before transferring to the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo., where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, math and English. It was called a distributive major. She met her husband, Ross Victor Seeton Jr., in a chemistry class. They married on Feb. 26, 1946, during her senior year in college, and were happily married until his death in 1992.
Louise shared her father’s love of immigrants. She talked about how much he respected them and she felt the same way. She was a person who loved meeting all kinds of people and engaging them with questions about their lives. She was truly interested in learning about their experiences and hearing their inner thoughts and struggles.
She gained new friends anywhere she happened to meet people and then enthusiastically relayed their stories about such things as home, schooling and family. She appreciated the differences in people and learned from them. Each encounter contributed to her growth in mind and spirit. She was appalled by the immigration policies under Trump and she would have marched with Black Lives Matter if she had been younger. In her last year of life, she voiced opposition to the many wars being waged on earth. She embraced science, believed climate change was real and wanted to see alternative energy developed. She believed that there were great inequities in pay and wanted to see minimum wage significantly raised and medical care to be affordable.
Louise would tell you she had a good life, a beautiful, loving family and enjoyed the many places she called home. She loved unconditionally and was dearly loved by anyone who knew her. The world is a different place, a little less bright, without her kind and honest soul.
Her ashes will be placed with her husband and two sons at the Tin Cup Cemetery in Gunnison County, Colo. There will be no formal service per her request. A full obituary can be found at https://www.gettingintouchwithnature.com/obituaryangie-louise-reeder-seeton.html.