Age 76, passed away on May 13, 2013, in Denver He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Ellen Huse Seymour, his children Anne Katherine (Amy Keyser), John Alexander (Rachel Saturn) and William David (Stephanie), his former wife Judith Ingemann, his step-sons Stephen Huse Van Ness (Kerri Baker) and Thomas Gregory Van Ness (Karey Lontz), his four Seymour grandchildren, Emma, Nathan, Alex and Max, his brother McNeil V. (Mary), his sisters Charlotte Johnson (Leonard, deceased) and Jean Johnson (Jack), his twelve nieces and nephews, and devoted friend Quincy, Springer Spaniel. He was born July 15, 1936, in St. Paul. Along with multiple generations of his family he graduated from St. Paul Academy, where he developed many lifelong friendships. He then attended Williams College and graduated from The University of Minnesota, and served in the U.S. Army Airborne in Europe. He had a long career in finance and human resources, first in Minnesota and then in Denver, which involved a great deal of travel and connecting with a diverse array of people. In his retirement he continued to visit and amuse his vast network of friends and family. His vibrant and joyful nature and unique sense of humor will be greatly missed by everyone he ever encountered. In memory of David, a gathering to celebrate his life will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, at The Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to an organization important to David such as The Denver Rescue Mission (http://www.denverrescuemission.org - 303.297.1815) and The Denver Dumb Friends League (http://www.ddfl.org - 303.751.5772).
Published in Pioneer Press from May 21 to May 26, 2013