Obituary: Ruth Drew Seaberg

DECEMBER 3, 1922 – MARCH 15, 2019


Ruth was born on December 3, 1922 in Derby, Connecticut to Alice and Herbert Turney. She passed away peacefully on March 15th, 2019 of natural causes at her residence in Des Moines, Washington.

One of three daughters, she grew up in Stratford, Connecticut and graduated from Lafayette High School and later the University of Connecticut. In 1947 she was married to John David Seaberg at the Stratford United Methodist Church. They enjoyed a full life together living in many locations across the country. John and Ruth moved to Port Ludlow, Washington in 1985 where she resided until moving to Des Moines in 2014.

Ruth is survived by her four children: daughter Christine Clark of Seattle, Washington; son John of Clifton, Virginia; son James of Kenmore, Washington; and son Richard of Gambrills, Maryland. Her remains will be interred with her late husband’s at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.

She will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery with her husband, Colonel John David Seaberg, USAF at a future date.


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