TRAVERSE CITY — Joan E. Seabrook died Feb. 20, 2013, at the Lighthouse of Brookfield at the age of 95 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
She was born April 25, 1917, at Keystone, the daughter of William H. Dill and Jennie J. McEwan, a Grand Traverse pioneer family and the founders of Dill’s Restaurant. On Oct. 20, 1950, she married Robert E. Seabrook, who preceded her in death in 1955.
She graduated from Traverse City High School and the Louis Chapin Business School.
In her early professional career she was a secretary for the Grand Traverse County Prosecuting Attorney and was employed for 15 years at the Michigan Mutual Auto Insurance Company. She retired in 1985 from the Traverse City Public Schools as secretary to the principal of the junior high school.
A lifelong member of the First Congregational Church, she served as a Sunday school teacher, Church Council secretary and a member of the Board of Trustees.
She was a Cub Scout Den Mother and a leader of the PTA at Willow Hill School. Volunteer service was provided for many summers at Camp Roy-El and for 10,000 hours at the Munson Medical Center Auxiliary.
She was a devoted gardener.
She is survived by her son, Dr. Gary R. (Nancy) Seabrook; and a grandson, William H. Seabrook, of Elm Grove, Wis.
Funeral services will be held at the Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home on Monday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. The family will greet friends at 10 a.m. Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Northwestern Michigan College Foundation.
Kindly sign Joan’s online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.