Adele Seybold

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Seybold, Adele Neely Locke Died January 3, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. She was born to Nell Orand Neely and Eugene G. Neely in Comanche, Texas on November 11, 1919 but grew up in Dallas. After graduating from North Dallas High School in 1936, she attended The University of Texas, graduating with a B.A. degree in 1940 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and President of Pi Beta Phi sorority. In 1941 she married Eugene Murphy Locke, who became a prominent lawyer and a senior partner in the law firm of Locke, Purnell, Boren, Laney & Neely. He was an outstanding businessman, civic leader and diplomat-serving as U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan and Deputy U.S. Ambassador to South Vietnam where they lived from 1966 to '67. After his death in 1972, she became very active in the American Cancer Society, giving lectures on Asia in many states and donating the honorariums she received to the Cancer Society. She served as Honorary Public Education Chairman for Texas for the ACS. For 15 years she served on the Board of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She was the first woman elected to the Board of Directors of the Mercantile National Bank of Dallas. Other board memberships include: Junior League of Dallas, Bishop Mason Retreat and Conference Center, Dallas Council on World Affairs, Educational Build Leader of St. Michael and All Angels Church. She was a member of the Fine Arts Committee of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the U. S. State Department for 15 years. She was elected National Democratic Committeewoman of Texas in 1964. She was a member of the Executive Committee of The Chancellor's Council of The University of Texas at Austin, Associates and Founding Members of the Dallas Museum of Art, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of the American Revolution, Founders Garden Club of Dallas, Dallas Garden Club, and Dallas Country Club. She married Dr. William D. Seybold of Houston in 1977, who predeceased her in July, 2004. He was a prominent surgeon at the Mayo Clinic, a co-founder of the Kelsey Seybold Clinic and Chief of Staff at St. Luke's Hospital both in Houston. She is survived by her children: Aimee Locke Jacobie; John P. Locke and wife, Ramona; Thomas Neely Locke and wife, Kathy; Dr. William R. Seybold and wife, Ann; Dr. Randolph C. Seybold and wife, Becky. Grandchildren: Laura N. Jacobie; Jennifer Jacobie Ewing and husband, Eric; William S. Seybold and wife, Bessie; Philip Randolph Seybold; Virginia F. Seybold; Benjamin C. Locke; John M. Seybold; Perry M. Locke; Charles R. Seybold and 6 great grandchildren. The family is thankful for her wonderful caregivers these past several years: Betsy Moore, Mary Garza, Christina Miranda and Esther Alfaro. A memorial service will be held at St. Michael and All Angels Chapel at 4:30 p.m. on January 6, 2014. Dr. W.J.A. Power will officiate. Memorials may be made to the .


Published in Dallas Morning News from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2014
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