Amy O. Seitz was born on a farm near Powers Lake, North Dakota, October 20, 1919, to Gustav and Ellen Edlund. She graduated from high school in Bismarck, N.D. in 1938, and graduated from nurses training in Bismarck, N.D. in 1942 with her bachelor of science in nursing. She joined the Army Air Corps after her graduation when the call for nurses in the military was issued. That was where she met and married the love of her life, James R. Seitz, in Mountain Home, Idaho in 1944.
Amy and Jim moved several times during their marriage, (seven times the first year), settling in Lebanon, Ore. where their daughter was born in 1950. Jim worked for Crown Zellerbach Paper Company and was transferred to Antioch, Calif. in 1957, and was again transferred to Oregon City, Ore. in 1966 where they settled. Amy continued to work as a registered nurse until her retirement in 1981. She retired on her 62nd birthday. She wasn't working one more day than she had to before retirement.
They loved to travel and took several cruises to Hawaii, Alaska, and Mexico. They loved to go on road trips back to North Dakota to visit her home and the friends and family who still lived there. They enjoyed golfing and upon retirement took up bowling, joining a league and becoming enthusiastic bowlers for some time. She took up painting shortly after her retirement and became quite the artist, leaving several paintings to her friends and family. She was an avid crossword puzzle fan and loved all game shows, especially Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. She liked taxing her brain. After Jim's death, she moved to Medford in 1994 to be close to her daughter, Roxy, and her grandchildren.
Amy O. Seitz, 93, passed away February 14, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Roxy (husband Bill) Bentley, of Medford; grandson, J. Ryan (wife Becca) Bentley, of Medford; granddaughter, Renee (husband Matt) Dorris, of Longmont, Colo.; and great-grandchildren, Braydon Brooks, Abigail Bentley, Kestan Brooks, Lindsey Bentley, Heidi Bentley, and Andrew Bentley, of Medford, and Jacob Dorris and Michael Dorris, of Longmont, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 50 years, James R. Seitz in 1991; and her brother, Edwin O. Edlund in 2012.
At her request there will be no memorial service. There will be a private internment of her ashes beside her husband in Oregon City.