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Frank T. Seyboth, Jr.

October 21, 1918 ~ June 6, 2017 (age 98)

Frank T. Seyboth Jr.
October 21, 1918
June 6, 2017

 Frank Theodore Seyboth Jr. (Jim) was born October 21, 1918 in Denver, Colorado, the third son of Frank T. Seyboth and Beatrice L. Giguerre.  Jim came to California in 1939 to work in a Ford garage in San Diego.  An Army/Air Force veteran, Jim served in England and France during World War II as an aircraft mechanic.  Following his time in the service, Jim returned to his work as a Ford mechanic in San Diego, where he met and married the love of his life, Norma Jane Homesy.  Jim soon found work with the United States Civil Service, and he worked at North Island for nearly 30 years developing and implementing industrial time standards.  

 After retirement in 1973, Jim passed his time with Norma, his constant companion, growing oat hay and raising beef cattle on their small farm in Ramona.  Jim and Norma went fishing, and camping in the Cuyamaca and Laguna Mountains.  Jim loved antique Ford cars (though he never considered them antiques), and he often spoke in his later years about the 1934 Ford two door coupe convertible that he bought when he was 21 for $340.  He was an expert on old Fords and even in his 90s he could identify engine parts and their function which would be a mystery to modern mechanics.

 A genuine Jack of all Trades, Jim loved to weld and to make things in his workshop at home.  He repaired his own vehicles and farm equipment and he personally built his home in Ramona where he lived for more than 60 years.

 Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Norma, and his stepson, William F. Milford.  He is survived by his son, Jeremiah Reid, daughter-in-law Katherine Reid and grandchildren Galen and Marney Reid.

Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the family.


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