September 16, 2009 > Seymour's celebrate 60 years of marriage
Seymour's celebrate 60 years of marriage
Submitted By Cathy Seymour
Arthur and Dorothy Seymour celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on September 13, 2009 with a lovely brunch at Saki's Spin-A-Yarn restaurant in Fremont. Hosted by their children, Larry (Cathy) Seymour of Fremont, Susan VanBibber of Lodi and Diana (Bill) Tremelling of San Jose, this festive event was attended by over 70 of the couple's closest family and friends, including grandchildren Scott Seymour, Robert (Liz) Van Bibber, Laura VanBibber and great-grandson Logan Betham. Grandson Brian (Nanci) Ailinger and great-grandson Evan Ailinger were unable to attend but sent their best wishes.
Arthur served in the US Navy aboard the USS Chicago in Japan and was stationed at the Naval Air Station in Alameda, where he met his future wife, Dorothy McCollum. They were married on September 9, 1949 at Melrose Baptist Church in Oakland and have lived most of their married lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy, Arthur worked as a conductor for the Southern Pacific Railway and also owned a tool business, "A World of Tools," based in San Jose. Dorothy worked as secretary for thirty years and as a real estate agent for ten. After living in the East Bay, the Seymours were San Jose area residents for over thirty years, subsequently moving to Santa Rosa and then Stockton. They returned to San Jose where they continue to make their home.