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Elizabeth Seefeld

Elizabeth Porter Seefeld, 98, died after a brief illness in Clemson, S.C., on July, 26, 2015.She was the daughter of the late Ira Leighley Porter and Ethel Slack Porter of Oberlin, Ohio. She was educated in the Oberlin schools, received a BA degree from Oberlin College in 1938 in Classical Studies, and was graduated from the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston in 1939. After working a year in Davenport, Iowa, she attended Pendle Hill, a Quaker School in Wallingford, PA, for a term and spent two years working with the American Friends Service Committee in Haverford, PA. Before moving to New York City, she worked a year as a secretary in the Milwaukee-Downer Seminary, an independent girls' school in Milwaukee, WI. In New York she was the administrative assistant to the Head of the Nightingale-Bamford School for 14 years and administrative assistant for 15 years in the Dean's Office of Washington Square College at New York University. While in New York she was an officer in the New York Women's Club for many years, the Coed Club, secretary of the official board of the Washington Square Methodist church and a member of the choir. After retiring she and her husband moved to Middlefield, MA, where she served as church organist, secretary and sometimes president of the church committee. In the summer of 1987, the Seefelds moved to Clemson Downs in Clemson, SC. She has been an active participant of the Women's Fellowship, chairman of the Welcoming Committee at Clemson Downs, a member of the Clemson Area Retirement Community Board, a volunteer at Clemson University and at the Morrison Elementary School and attended the meetings of the Clemson Tomorrow Community Consensus Building Program. She is a member of the Pendelton Presbyterian Church. Her husband, George Herbert Seefeld, predeceased her in 1999. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Richard Biringer of Coldwater, Michigan; five nieces and nephews; several great and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 16, 2015
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