GOODING • Jean Peterson Seamons, 85, a resident of Gooding, passed away peacefully after an extended illness on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
She was born Oct. 2, 1926, to Leo James Peterson and Lillian Chloe Clayton in Preston, Idaho. Jean married the love of her live, Melvin Jepsen (Jay) Seamons on Dec. 21, 1943, at the Logan Utah Temple; they were married for 67 years and were lifelong members of the LDS Church.
Jean loved to travel and live life her way. One adventure took her and Jay to Libya, Africa, where she learned how to dress the correct way for the country and how to barter for the best deal. She also worked at French’s and Sunspice, a fresh pack potato factory where she obtained the head grater position. Farming with Jay was her greatest love, and they spent many wonderful times enjoying working together as a team. At the time of her death, she was still driving truck and helping haul the hay in Deeth, Nev., living the winters in Gooding, Idaho.
She is survived by her husband, Jay; and five children, Melvin Wayne (Kena) of West Jordan, Utah, Garth Jay (Dianna) of Rexburg, Idaho, Marla Jean (Lyle P. Sam), Cheryl Ann Palmer Fritz and Blaine Clay (Sherrie), all of Battle Mountain, Nev.; 24 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Jean was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters; two grandchildren, Melonie Danese Onley and Glenn Jay Palmer; one granddaughter-in-law, Laura Seamons; two daughters-in-law, Jeannine Seamons and Julie Seamons-Facer.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from noon to 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Hagerman Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at the Hagerman Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Demaray Funeral Service, Gooding Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com.