ARTHUR G. SEYMOUR June 16, 1934 - May 31, 2013 Art Seymour passed away at his residence early May 31st at the age of 78. We know he died doing what he enjoyed, returning home after coffee in town and retrieving his newspaper from his driveway. Art was born in Fountain Colorado to Gary & Lena Seymour. After his military service, he spent the majority of his life in California and married Thelma Burgess in 1983, eloping on the sly to Las Vegas. Art was employed by Diamond International and later Tenneco retiring after 30 years in mid-2000. He enjoyed having coffee in the early days when Perko's was still in town on every weekend with friends & family. In later years he enjoyed the company of the staff at the Cozy Diner, usually twice a day. Art was well known for his wood-working crafts and has many pieces in Tehama County homes and businesses. Art was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Thelma, step-sons John D. Shafer and Steve Shafer, grandsons Clayton Burris & Ryan Shafer and his parents. He is survived by his son, Shawn Seymour of Lubbock, Texas, and his Red Bluff family, Thelma Williams, Ken Shafer, (Lynda), Sharon Wilkes (Byron) & Judy Hatfield (Wayne), who knew him as their father for many decades. We remember the many trips to Shasta Lake, Yosemite and Magic Mountain. When he could, he loved to hit the road & travel. We will miss seeing him around town in that brown "Woodmaster" truck. Graveside services will be held at the Oakhill Cemetery on June 28th, 9a.m. where he will be interned with his late wife and next to their grandson, Clayton Burris.
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Published in Daily News on June 26, 2013