Marjorie Newton (Beardslee) Seavey, 90, of Clarkston, Michigan, beloved wife of Charles William Seavey entered the presence of her Lord Tuesday, (October 18, 2016) at Bridgewater Center for Nursing, in Binghamton, New York. She was born June 5, 1926 in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of the late Clark Smith and Doris Mansfield (Newton) Beardslee and grew up in Kenmore, New York. She was a graduate of the Kenmore High School, Kenmore, New York, Class of 1944, and Denison University, Granville, Ohio, Class of 1948 where she received her degree in Music and won multiple awards for piano performance. She was married to Charles William Seavey on June 28, 1952.
As a born again Christian, Marjorie had three great loves: her Lord, her family and her music. Her strong faith in God was supported by her devotion to prayer through any of life’s circumstances. Her love and dedication for her family led her to do all she could, to provide every opportunity for her children to be successful at whatever they desired to achieve. And her love for music led her to accept her first and only place of employment as a music teacher in the West Bloomfield School District, where for 36 years, she taught thousands of children, leading choirs, and producing multiple competitive vocal ensembles which achieved state recognition. She also shared her gifts in music as the choir director of 6 churches, and taught piano privately to numerous children during the later years of her musical career.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Charles Clark and Debbie Seavey of Leesburg, Florida; daughter and son-in-law, Wendy Suzanne and Tony Butters of Ada, Michigan; son and daughter-in-law Christopher Vaughn and Kim Seavey of Endicott, New York; eleven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and four nieces. A memorial service will be announced and celebrated at a later date. Burial will be private at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan. For on-line condolences please visit http://www.cookcares.com/listings .