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Charlotte Jurgensen Seel

Charlotte Jurgensen Seel, 89, Woodstock, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.
She was born Nov. 23, 1925, to Anna (Felix) and Charles Jurgensen in Paterson, N.J.
She graduated from Ramsey High School in 1943 and attended St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing.
She married Arthur Seel and lived in Oakland, N.J., where she had the opportunity to get to know Les Paul and his wife then, Mary Ford. They lived the majority of their married life in Wyckoff, N.J., where they were the owners of the Pear Tree Restaurant. In retirement, they moved from her home town to Dorset, Vt. From 1984 through 2009, she enjoyed spending winters in her Naples, Fla., home. After her husband’s untimely death, she chose to remain in what became her beloved Vermont.
She loved life, living it creatively through interior design, gardening, dancing and travel.
Survivors include: five children, Thomas (Patricia Dempsey), Bayville, N.J., James (Melissa), Kenosha, Wis., Ann (Don) Garrity, Long Grove, and Arlene (Keith) Lynes, Woodstock; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two brothers, Charles and Walter; and  her beloved daughter-in-law, Ursula (Spizirri) Seel.
Visitation was Dec. 5 at Studio 2015 event space.
Honoring her love of children, animals and veterans, donations may be made in her memory to: BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding & Education Center, Attn: Meggan, 7319 Maxon Road, Harvard, IL 60033; Helping Paws, 2500 Harding Lane, Woodstock, IL, 60098 or Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc, 26345 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673.

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