Dorothy Jean "Dee" Seeley
August 15, 1943  -  June 19, 2018

Dorothy Jean "Dee" Seeley

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First United Methodist Church
500 W. Grand Ave.
Artesia, NM  88210
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
11:00 a.m.
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Paws and Claws
501 Paddy Wagon Road
Artesia, NM  88210

Memorial services are scheduled at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 at First United Methodist Church for Dorothy Jean "Dee" Seeley of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mrs. Seeley, 74, passed away on June 19, 2018 at her home.

Rev. Monty Leavell will officiate at the services. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Dee was born August 15, 1943 in Peekskill, NY; the daughter of Charles and Jean (Hardin) Kirby. On May 28, 1977 she married Robert Seeley in Las Cruces, NM. They moved to Hope, NM in 1978.

She worked in Customer Relations for a New Mexico Gas Company and was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was also a member of Artesia Clean and Beautiful, Artesia Emergency Relief and Helper's Club. Dee enjoyed gardening, crocheting, reading, drawing, shopping and traveling. Her claim to fame was that she was once touched by Elvis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, niece Kimberly Kirby; her mother-in-law Helen Seeley and by a sister-in-law Marionette Seeley.

Survivors include her husband Robert Seeley of Hope; son David Seeley and wife Betty of Hope; daughters Corinne Larranaga and husband Phillip of Hope, Elizabeth Gilbert and husband Randy of Capitan, NM and Kristen Seeley of Artesia; a brother Lee Kirby and wife Evelyn of Durango, CO; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Dee is also survived by sisters-in-law Barbara Kelly and husband Ron of Carlsbad, CA and Kathy DuBose and husband Tom of Brawley, CA; a brother-in-law Edward Seeley of Las Cruces, NM; and by her special companions Brittany, Chancy, Janell, and Mousie.

The family would also like to thank her caregivers Norma Renteria, Lina Esparza, Sanjuana Torres, Helen Aguilar, Gloria Armijo, Kayla Welch, Norma Salcido and Kate Perez.

Memorial contributions can be made to Paws and Claws, 501 Paddy Wagon Road, Artesia, NM 88210 or to the charity of your choice.


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  1. Noreen Teel
    Lake Arthur, NM

    Dear Seeley Family,
    My sincerest condolences and prayers for your comfort in this time. Dee will be greatly missed by all.

  2. Ronald Holmes
    Nederland, TX

    Dear Bob, I am so sorry for your loss. I know the feeling too well. Stay strong, best wishes.

  3. Nancy Buchanan
    Artesia, NM

    Kristen my love and prayers go out to you and all family

  4. Bonnie Kilpatrick
    Artesia, NM

    I am so sorry to hear of Dee's passing. She was a very special lady. Loved to talk to her. Will miss her dearly. Your family is in my prayers.

  5. John Barton
    Grand Junction Colorado, NM

    Condolences to the Seeley Family

  6. Diane Codding
    Wilmington, DE

    I have so many fond memories of Sunday lunches with Dee. She will be terribly missed.

  7. Deborah Craft
    artesia, NM

    Dee was a blessing and a good friend to me when I needed one the most. I'll be forever grateful for her. The world has lost a "good"one. RIP my friend. Condolences to Kirsten and family.

  8. Autumn Rodriguez
    Artesia, NM

    I am so terribly sorry to hear this news. I will be keeping you and your family in my everyday prayers. I know she will be missed tremendously by all who knew and loved her.

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