Elena J. SeerveldAugust 29,2013
Elena J. Seerveld
ORANGE — Elena J. “Lynn” Seerveld, 88, of Orange, Vt., and Zephyrhills, Fla., passed away peacefully on Friday, July 5, 2013, in Zephyrhills.
Born on July 28, 1924, in West Sayville, N.Y., she was the daughter of Job David and Nellie (Slager) Klaassen. Her childhood through high school and most of her life was spent in West Sayville. Her father came from the Netherlands, and her mother was the daughter of Dutch immigrants; the Dutch settled much of their little town. She spent her life surrounded by numerous relatives and neighbors of like heritage.
On Sept. 16, 1944, Lynn married Charles L. Seerveld, and they spent 67 years together. He passed away on Feb. 15, 2012.
She was a lifetime member, for over 60 years, of the West Sayville Reformed Bible Church. She participated in the choir and various women’s groups. As a member and sometimes president of the West Sayville Christian School Auxiliary, Lynn worked tirelessly to raise funds for its support.
Most special to her was her family and spending time with them. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her great joy. Lynn was a consummate homemaker and excelled at cooking, baking, sewing, knitting, cleaning, decorating and entertaining.
Survivors include her son, Tom Seerveld, and his wife, Chanh; her daughter, Geri Witters, and her husband, Chuck; daughter-in-law Kelly Seerveld; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her parents and husband, a son, Todd Seerveld, and two brothers predeceased her.
Her memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. in the Websterville Baptist Church. Interment will take place in the Brookhaven Cemetery in Orange. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to one’s favorite ministry or charity.
The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of the arrangements.
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