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Audrey Bostrom Seward

1922 - 2017

Our dearest Audrey, a delightful, warm and empathetic woman died April 11, 2017 after a short illness. Born on Flag Day, 1922 in San Francisco to Swedish immigrants Theodore and Marie Bostrom, she grew up in the small logging town of Tuolumne, CA with her brother Ted and sisters Barbara and Jeanette. Following Ted’s example, she enlisted in the USMC in 1943 and was stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. There she met fellow Marine and the love of her life, Maj. Robert F. Seward. They married in San Francisco on January 12, 1946. Her sense of adventure, can-do attitude and all around smarts made the family’s nomadic military life successful. They settled in Santa Barbara in 1969, a city she has loved since her first visit with Bob via train in the 1940’s. She was the heart of our family and a fabulous mother, grandmother and friend. In addition to the Marines, she had a passion for reading, gardening and the Green Bay Packers.

Predeceased by Robert F. Seward (2011). She is dearly loved by her surviving family, her three girls: Kim Seward-Goda (Robert Goda), Susan Marie Graves and Heidi Seward (Steven Wynne). Grandchildren Corey Lester, Scott Graves and Sara McDaniel. Great grandchildren Grant, Madeline and Charlotte. Loved and remembered by her extended family, step grandchildren Jesse and Bethany Wynne and step great grandchildren Cassandra, Tsering and Eden Wynne. Audrey had heartfelt friends too numerous to count; we all admired her loving wisdom and remember her life as well lived. If wished, donations can be made in her honor to the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County.

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