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Naoma Seely

Naoma Roundy Seely

Monday, September 8th, 1924 - Sunday, December 8th, 2019
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Obituary

Naoma Roundy Seely of Provo, Utah, passed away peacefully at Utah Valley Hospital on December 8, 2019, at age 95. She was born on September 8, 1924, in Provo, Utah, to Clayton and Lyda Parcell Roundy. Her childhood was spent happily on her family’s ranch near Wallsburg, Utah, in beautiful Heber Valley. She graduated from Wasatch High School and attended Brigham Young University, where she studied business and art.

Naoma married Rex Dean Seely on December 30, 1949. They later divorced. Together they had three children—Greg, Karen, and DeAnn.

She was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, enthusiastically accepting any calling and going above and beyond to serve and edify. She was everyone’s favorite Primary teacher. A highlight of her life was her mission served at the Washington, D.C., Temple. She loved her Savior, Jesus Christ, with all her heart. Her faith in Him never faltered.

Naoma was a talented seamstress who meticulously made gorgeous clothing for herself, her children, her grandchildren, and even their dolls. In mid-life she took up oil painting, producing breathtakingly beautiful, prize-winning works. Her family cherishes these masterpieces.

Naoma adored her garden and spent many hours there—so many that her neighbors playfully called her “the midnight gardener." Her tiny yard was often described by visitors as the Garden of Eden. Every leaf and petal was precious to her. She mastered patio gardening, producing plentiful tomato crops that she was delighted to share.

She was a whiz at word games, routinely besting her competitors at Words with Friends.

She will be remembered by friends and family for her selflessness, elegance, intelligence, clever wit, patience, meekness, kindness, positivity, and love.

Naoma is survived by her son, Greg (Portia) Seely (Stuart, Florida); her daughters, Karen Richards (Taylorsville, Utah) and DeAnn Smith (Provo, Utah); ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her sister, Gay Snow (Farmington, Utah); and her nephew, Clayton (Heidi) Roundy (Woodland Hills, Utah). She was preceded in death by her brother, Stanley Clayton Roundy.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 North University Avenue, Provo, UT 84604, (801) 405-7444. A viewing will take place at the mortuary on Friday evening, December 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Saturday morning one hour prior to services.

Naoma will be laid to rest at the Provo City Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 13th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 13th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Nelson Family Mortuary
    Address
    4780 N. University Ave.
    PROVO, UT 84604
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 | 10:00am - 10:45am
    When
    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
    Location
    Nelson Family Mortuary
    Address
    4780 N. University Ave.
    PROVO, UT 84604
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Nelson Family Mortuary
    Address
    4780 N. University Ave.
    PROVO, UT 84604
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  • Interment

    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 |
    When
    Saturday, December 14th, 2019
    Location
    Provo City Cemetery
    Address
    610 S State Street
    Provo, Utah 84606
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Heidi Roundy

Posted at 03:17pm
Two years ago Aunt Naoma welcomed me into the family with open arms. She always made me smile, laugh and I'd sit in amazement as she told story after story of her childhood. She made me feel like I could accomplish so much if I just had her positive attitude. At our wedding (Clayton and I), we were outside and freezing. I will never forget what she kept saying: "It's an adventure!" Clayton and I use that as our motto when things aren't going as planned. Thank you Aunt Naoma for your love, kindness and beautiful example.

Lynette Sahleen

Posted at 03:50pm
I have such sweet memories of Aunt Naoma while growing up. We lived in Ogden, and she and her family resided in Roy. I remember going for visits and she was so kind. She would always offer me a treat to eat, and seemed glad that we were there to visit. I remember her sweet smile and contagious laugh. I loved her positive attitude and outlook on life. I never remember her saying anything negative or speaking unkindly of others. She was so warm and genuine! My mom, Patsy, would always comment on how much she liked Naoma, and would reminisce about their lives as newly married couples, and the fun that Dean, Naoma, Patsy and Kenner had together.
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