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Eugene  Ray  Seaton
     Eugene Ray Seaton, 74, of Maxwell, passed away Jan. 31 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born on May 8, 1938 in North Platte to Emery and Cressie (Lindenmuth) Seaton.
     Eugene grew up in Maxwell and graduated from Maxwell High School in 1957. He entered the US Marines and served in Okinawa. After his discharge he returned to Maxwell.
     On July 26, 1959 Eugene married his best friend, Carolyn Booth, in North Platte. They remained best friends their entire lives.
     The couple lived in Maxwell, then Gothenburg, where he worked for the 96 Ranch and Vonderfecht Veterinary Clinic. Over the years he also worked at Booth Service Station, Lincoln County Department of Roads, was a Maxwell Volunteer EMT and Fireman, serving as chief for a term. For many years while farming and ranching, he also operated Seaton Sand and Gravel south of Maxwell.
     Eugene loved to spend time with his family, enjoyed being outdoors, loved history and was health conscious.
     Eugene is survived by his wife; mother of Little River, S.C.; 3 children: Machelle (Steve) Richards of North Platte, Monica (Bill) Lawson of Waterloo, Frederick Seaton of Maxwell; brother Jim (Doris) Seaton of Gilbert, Ariz.; sister Cressie Petersen of Little River; 3 grandchildren Joshua (Staci) Vohs of North Platte, Saige Vohs of North Platte, Benjamin (Meredith) Seaton of Denver, Colo.; step grandchildren Michael (Lindsey) Richards of North Platte, Randall Richards of Omaha, Robby Richards of North Platte, Zack Richards of North Platte, Cody Richards of North Platte; and great grandchildren Tadan Vohs, Braxton Richards, Adeliegh Richards and Aaliyah Boyer-Cosme all of North Platte.
     He was preceded in death by his father; brother David (Shirley) Seaton, and Lindenmuth and Seaton grandparents.
     A memorial has been established to the Juvenile Diabetes Association and Parkinson''s Research Association.
     Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m., Feb. 5 at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery with full military honors with Chaplain Robin Storer officiating. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 2/6/2013
 
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