Obituary: Carol Seaman-Craig
Carol Seaman-Craig, born Oct 2, 1928, in Jerome, Arizona, was the only child of H. Carroll and Elizabeth Weed. She spent the first years of her life exposed to the grandeur and open vistas of Central Arizona and later would comment on the effect this had on the way she viewed life. The Weed family then moved to Inspiration, where Carol grew up and attended school (where she met her future husband, Paul Seaman), graduating from Miami High School in 1946.
She has four children, John Carroll Seaman, George Seaman Weed (Susan McElheran), Daniel Henry Seaman all of Prescott, Arizona, and Elizabeth Ann (Rich) Odom of Fairmont, Minnesota.
Carol spent her entire adult life in social and spiritual action exemplified by outreach in the Hispanic community of San Fernando, California, during the early 1960s, obtaining a B.A. in sociology and working as a probation officer in southern California, studying drug treatment modalities at Synanon in Santa Monica.
She then moved back to Arizona in 1971, becoming active at Sacred Heart Parish in Prescott for about 20 years and helping to establish an intentional spiritual community at Lugar de Paz. In 1990 she moved to Fairmont, Minnesota, with her daughter Elizabeth, where Carol resumed her volunteer work at St John Vianny Parish.
When her health finally slowed down her outside activities, she kept herself mentally and spiritually busy, always learning through her continued interest in religion, politics and social justice. In 1996 she met Jim Craig through mutual interests in politics and after a long friendship they married in 2001.
Carol moved back home to Arizona two years ago, and passed away on Aug. 12, 2017.
Carol is survived by her daughter and three sons, nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and her brother/friend, Ed Agnew. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jim, an infant daughter, and her lifelong friend Elizabeth Euler.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers you please make a contribution to your favorite charity. A Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 150 Fleury St. in Prescott.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary. Please visit www.heritagemortuary.com to sign Carol’s online guestbook.
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