Theresa “Teddy” Ruiz Seaton passed away March 30 at the Providence Benedictine Nursing Center in Mount Angel. There will be a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 6, at St. Luke Church, 417 Harrison St. in Woodburn.
Mrs. Season was born Oct. 11, 1927, to Moises and Bartola Aguilar in Tangent. She grew up in Salem and graduated from Salem High School in 1946. She married Norris Seaton in 1952 and moved to Woodburn in 1957. She worked for Birds Eye Cannery. She was a member of St. Luke Church, Catholic Daughters of America, and Ladies of the Elks. She enjoyed embroidery, knitting and travel.
Mrs. Seaton was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Norris, and her sister Carolina Puente.
She is survived by daughters, Loa Hammer (Lane), Nola Kenney (Bill), Teri Seaton (Greg Stevens), Joi Finegan (Michael); sisters Lucia Weigel, Anita Franco, Mimi Valdez, and Lupe Patron; grandsons Archie Hammer, Thomas Kenney, Patrick Finegan; granddaughter Ami Rogers; and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to St. Luke School or St. Luke Catholic Daughters of America.
Interment will be at St. Luke Catholic Cemetery.