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6200 South Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89119-3175
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Celebration of Life
Friday, Jun. 23, 2017
10:00 AM
St. Joseph, Husband of Mary, Catholic Church
7260 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV
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Friday, Jun. 23, 2017
1:15 PM
Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
1900 Veterans Memorial Drive
Boulder City, NV
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ALICE SEYDA


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ALICE SEYDA Obituary
ALICE SEYDA Alice P. (Kowalik) Seyda, 87, of Las Vegas, passed away peacefully May 25, 2017, at TLC Costa Brava, of Alzheimer's. Alice was born Feb. 22, 1930, in Hammond, Indiana, the daughter of Mary (Owczarzak) and Martin Kowalik, granddaughter of Katerina (Budnyk) and Martin Owczarzak, and was a 28-year resident of Nevada. She was married for 62 years and is survived by her beloved husband, John A. Seyda. Alice graduated from Bishop Noll High School in 1948. She became a gifted cook by working at St. Casimir's church and rectory for the priests and she also worked in her mother's grocery store on Johnson St. in Hammond, Indiana. She married John Seyda July 30, 1955 and often danced to big bands at Danceland in Hammond and O'Henry's Ballroom in Willow Springs, Illinois. While raising her six children, she attended St. Joan of Arc Church in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, where she liked baking three-layer German Chocolate cakes for the Sisters of St. Joseph. She later worked in Franklin, Wisconsin. Alice and John enjoyed theatre, film, music and dining at exceptional restaurants. They travelled together to Austria, Switzerland, Vienna, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii and New Orleans. She also went to Italy, Jerusalem and Israel with her sister, Helen. Alice loved horseraces, with DelMar, California, and Keeneland, Lexington, Kentucky being her favorites. She and John owned a racehorse for five years and attended the Derby Trials in Louisville. She valued precious time with her grandchildren, reading novels, walking, playing video poker and visiting the conservatory, atrium botanical garden and piano bar at the Bellagio. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Casimir (Charles) Kowalik, Regina (Reggie) Kowalik, Bruno (Baldy) Kowalik, Helen (late Cecil) Drury, Jerome (Oscar) Kowalik, Mayme (late Edwin) Wozniak, Loretta (LaLa) Meier and Aloysius Kowalik. She is survived by her six children, Mary Jean Seyda (Maggie McGlynn), Barbara Seyda, Beth Seyda (Mark Tachman), Timothy Seyda, John Michael Seyda (Shannon Arnold Seyda) and James Seyda (Michael Carignan). She is also survived by her sister, Teresa Kowalik of Dyer, Indiana; brother-in-law, Kenneth (late Loretta) Meier of Dyer, Indiana; cousins, Bob Ozarzack, Robert Ozarzack and Alice Anne Ozarzack; many nieces and nephews, Wozniaks, Meiers, Hughes and Diehls; her grandchildren, Karly Seyda, Dylan Seyda Tachman (dec. 1997), Tyler Seyda Tachman, John Michael Seyda Jr., Jake Seyda and Nicholas Seyda; sisters-in-law, Helen (late James) Hughes, Irene (late Bill) Solivais and Mary (late Bruno) Kowalik; and her dear friend, Virginia (late Bill) Olson. Her wonderful spirit will be honored at a celebration of life Mass at 10 a.m. Friday, June 23, at St. Joseph, Husband of Mary, Catholic Church, 7260 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89117. Inurnment of her ashes will follow at 1:20 p.m., at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005. The family would like to thank Costa Brava staff and Nathan Adelson Hospice for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, 888 N. Bonneville Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106.
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