Ernestine Seay
April 5, 1931  -  July 3, 2018

Ernestine Seay

Funeral Service
Trinity Baptist Church
Highway 48 & Mount Capitan Road
Capitan, NM  88316
Monday, July 9, 2018
10:00 A.M.
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Ft. Stanton State Veterans Cemetery
Ft. Stanton Road
Ft. Stanton, NM  88323
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Earnestine was born April 5, 1931 to Earnest & Viola Taylor in Cheyenne, Oklahoma where she spent her childhood. The Taylors moved to Lefors, Texas for work in the 1940's where Earenst Taylor worked for the public schools. Earnestine graduated from Lefors High School May 28, 1950 and married the love her life (Harold H. Seay) that same afternoon.

Mr. Seay worked for Phillips 66 as a driller from WWII until he moved home to Roswell, NM. The Seay family moved all over the United States with the same crew for 12 years. The Seay's settled in Roswell in 1962- Harold bought Philips 66 Station on Main St. next to the old Coca Cola plant, owned a small trailer park behind the gas station, and two other gas stations and a detail shop. Earnestine worked side by side with him and raised the kids - in 1967 they bought a farm from Red Worley which was close to Mr. Seay's parents old farm close to Roswell Zoo.

Earnestine was a rural motor route carrier for the Roswell Daily Record for 20 years - all the farmers and ranchers in South Springs Acres, East Grand Plains where her best friends.

The Seay's retired in 1982 and built their dream home in Capitan, NM.

Earnestine was busy with Capitan High School activities as their son Sean went to Capitan High School.

Earnestine was drawn to Ft. Stanton Hospital for the Developmentally Disabled School where she worked for 10 years until the State closed the school- she loved the clients, teaching ceramics, art, and daily life.
Earnestine graduated from ENMU-Ruidoso branch in 2000 with an Associates Degree in Computer Science. She attended weekly art classes for many years with a Capitan group, she loved light classical music & George Strait music.

Harold H. Seay preceded her in death February 5 2014 and one son Ernie Seay November 11, 2000.

She is survived by 5 children, Roy Seay, Steve Seay, Sean Seay, Ginger Perini and Kathy Nichols and 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Her brother, Jay Taylor and sister, Mary Alderson.

Her funeral service will be Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in the Trinity Southern Baptist Church in Capitan and Earnestine will be buried with her husband at Ft. Stanton State Veteran's Cemetery.


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  1. Lois Faye Bright

    So sorry to hear about Ernestine. I thought a lot of her. She is with Hearld now and smiling everyday. We will see her again someday.

  2. Dennis and Mary Kauffman
    Mountain Park, NM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of loss. Ernestine was always kind and cheerful and I know she will be deeply missed. Hugs to all of you.

  3. M.Rose
    , NM

    To the Seayfamily with my deepest condolences. May you draw comfort from our Heavenly Father who comforts us during our sorrows. (2Corinthians 1:3,4)

  4. Earl and Katrina Bouse
    Frisco, TX

    We are going to miss Aunt Earnestine tremendously. We loved her and she loved us. My favorite aunt of all times. Love and prayers to all of y’all.

  5. Mary Yvonne Davidson
    Lubbock, TX

    My love and my heart are with you on this sad day I know you are sad but, she is in a much more beautiful place. I can picture our Lord welcoming her home with his arms open wide!

  6. James
    , NM

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. May our Heavenly Father Jehovah strengthen you with His promise to swallow up death forever and soon end all our suffering. (Rev. 21:3-5; Isa. 25:8) May His promises also comfort you during this difficult time.

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