Joe Vivian Seaman
Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mom, Grandma, Proud Native American
Joe was born on August 4, 1940 and the good lord called her home on July 4, 2019. She was the daughter of Goldie Anderson-Smith and Joseph Smith both of whom have preceded her in death along with four sisters, three brothers, her husband Ellsworth F. Seaman Jr., and one son Randy Lee Smith. Joe is survived by four daughters, Anna Bench-Stewart, Tammy Lewis, Janice Winslett, and Cynthia Quiroga, her three sons Benny Lewis Jr., William Lewis and Roy Lewis. Joe was grandmother to thirty-two grandchildren who she loved and cherished very much, seventy-one great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Joe had many hobbies, dancing, fishing, horseback riding, sewing, crocheting and traveling to name a few. Joe enjoyed attending church at St. John’s Episcopal
Church in Hermiston, Oregon. She loved her church family and will be missed a great deal. Joe held many jobs in her lifetime. She did everything from picking cotton to help her mother after her father’s untimely death, to accounting for Piping Technology in Houston, Texas. Joe was an advocate of family and education attending many sports events, band and orchestra concerts, kindergarten graduations, high school graduations, college graduations, and military graduations of her children and grandchildren. Joe taught her children to be strong and independent people, not to fear love but embrace it wherever we found it, not to fear failure but to learn something new about ourselves. Joe Vivian Seaman loved without end, missed forever by her family and friends, heavens newest angel.
Our family gives a special thanks to Michelle Mack and the Abundant Care family for all the love and care they bestowed on our mom these past eight years.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at Guardian Angel Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm. Joe will be laid to rest with her beloved husband Ellsworth on September 4, 2019 at 11:00 am at Houston National Veterans Cemetery in Houston, TX.