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The Living ChurchMarch 14, 1999Obituary -- Evelyn Elizabeth Seymour218(11)

The Rev. Evelyn Elizabeth Seymour, 91, retired priest of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, died Jan. 15 at Thomas Hospital, Fairhope, AL.

Ms. Seymour was born in Stamford, CT. She graduated from the New York Training School for Deaconesses and Scarritt College. She was ordained deacon in 1938 and priest in 1977. Ms. Seymour was the first woman priest in the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast. She served as a missionary in the archdeanery of the Blue Ridge in Virginia, 1938-45, worker in the Diocese of Eau Claire, 1945-49, worker-in-charge of St. Faith's House, Salina, KS, 1949-54, librarian in the overseas department at Church Mission House, New York, NY, 1954-62, missionary, Diocese of Eastern Oregon, 1962-67, assistant at All Saints', Wichita Falls, TX, 1967-69; director of religious education, Incarnation, Dallas, TX, 1969-70; assistant at St. James', Fairhope, AL, 1971-79. After her retirement, Ms. Seymour served as chaplain of Mobile (AL) Hospital and visiting chaplain to the nursing home and hospital, and vicar of St. Mary's-by-the-Sea, Coden, AL, 1980-83. She is survived by a brother, Alan.