Mary Lou Seaton

Resided in Rapid River, MI
Died January 5, 2010

Mary Lou Seaton, age 53, of Rapid River, passed away Sunday evening December 5, 2010, at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer.
Mary Lou was born July 17, 1957, in Detroit, the daughter of Roman and Delphine (Tront) Pastula. She was raised in the Detroit area and was a 1975 graduate of the Redford Union High School. In 1979, Mary Lou relocated to Delta County, making her home and raising her family in Rapid River. Mary Lou was employed as a personal assistant for Great Northern Home Care, where she worked for many years, until finally retiring due to complication with her declining health. Mary Lou was an avid Detroit sports fan. She enjoyed watching the Detroit Lions and always looked forward to football Sundays. In addition, Mary Lou enjoyed spending time outdoors bird watching, gardening and playing her guitar around the campfire. As a talented writer, Mary Lou loved to compose music and write poetry. She had a compassion toward all animals and will be sadly missed by her loyal companions, Ginger, Boo and Baby. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and cherished time spent with her granddaughter, the light of her life, Kaylee.

Mary Lou will be affectionately remembered and dearly missed by her many surviving family, friends and clients. Survivors include:

Daughter: Shannon (Bill Tyler) Seaton of Nahma, MI

Her Loving Mother: Delphine Pastula of Redford, MI

Sisters: Dianne Pastula of Novi, MI

Suzanne (Scott) Reynolds of Farmington Hills, MI

Lori (Scott) Bradley of Chassell, MI

Granddaughter: Kaylee Tyler of Nahma, MI

Many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and her special second family, The Thompson

0 Tributes for “Mary Lou Seaton

    Shannon and family,I was sorry to hear about your mother. I will always remember nights out by the lake singing around the campfire, and having a great time. I always think of her everytime I hear Me and Bobby McGee. I hadn’t heard of your loss till my father told me in passing just recently.

    Jamie (Smith) Morris

    As a high school friend of Lou’s I had moved from Detroit to the U.P., what an eye opening experience back in 1979!
    We had worked at the YACC in Rapid River and I remember getting homesick-even for a street light!, but not Mary Lou as she knew she was already home. She had introduced me to many people but my favorite was when Dennis and Kenny would stop by and take us on nature road trips, waterfalls, vistsa, migration bird areas and seeing the northern lights all so beautiful and as the guys would tell stories, more were being made. Lou and I kept in and out of touch over the years, I had seen her down at her mom’s two years ago at Thanksgiving, we shared a beer or two and tried to keep each other updated of our lives. I was so sadden to hear of the battle she had to fight as I always saw Mary Lou strong but then cancer cares not, I believe the Lord needed a new gituar player up in the heavens. Shannon my thoughts and prayers are with you, if there is anything I can do please let me know

    Rosie Barynas
    Blaine, MN

    Mary Lou was a very dear friend of mine and I was deeply saddened by her loss. I was affectionately known as “Richie” to her, a nick name she gave me when I stayed with her and Rosie, out in Stoninngton, while we all worked at the YACC. Fond memories of those times. Though we fell out of touch over the years, as I moved away, she was in my thoughts and I will never forget her. My deepest sympathies to the Seaton, Pastula and Thompson Families

    Dave Johnson
    Wichita, KS

    Hi Shannon — we are so sorry to here your mom has passed . She was a wonderful person and loved everyone . She has made some great friends and great memories for alot of us .
    It just doesnt seem right that she had to leave us . But we know she is not suffering anymore and she is with other loved ones until we all meet again . AFTER ALL WE ARE ALL HERE ONLY UNTIL GOD WANTS US TO COME HOME .
    You will be in our prayers and please if you need to talk ,cry or just need someone to be there . We will be here for you . Take care we love you .

    Warren & Denise Nichols
    Brampton, MI

    Thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. Your mom was an absolutely wonderful, talented woman who will be missed by many. I wish I could be there for you but please know I am thinking of you.

    Casey Herzog
    Clintonville, WI

    Mary Lou, The world has been blessed by having you in it. I am grateful that I was able to work with you and develope a friendship with you. You will be sadly missed.
    Shannon and Kaylee,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed all the times I ever spent with your mom. “You are my sunshine” will always bring me fond memories of her.

    Jessica Anderson-Gartland
    Wilson, MI

    Shannon Sorry to here about your Mom. Praying for you and your family.

    Diane Cowman (Stevenson)
    Shrewsbury, PA

    As Mary Lou was transitioning these last few months I thought of my personal journey with her & the huge empacted she had on all of us. Mary Lou and those babies of hers entwined our heart and soul like a vine, we became a family. She brought such passion to my father. My son respects and honors her and will all his life.She gave something to all of us and we are better for knowing her and being in her grace. We as the Thompson family embrass Shannon and Kailey with all our being and will guide and love them continuely.Our prayer go out to you her amazing family. xoxo

    Barb Bagles
    Port Washington, WI

    Thinking of you Shannon. Your mom was a kind and loving woman and she will be deeply missed. All 4 of my sons have great memories of Mary Lou and the campfires! I’m so glad I saw you and was able to visit with her for a few minutes this fall. God bless you sweetie, if you need anything please let us know. God’s blessings to you.

    Sherry and Rick Nutt Sr.
    K.I. Sawyer, MI

    I’m honored to have been your friend. I will cherish the wonderful times we shared many years ago. I will keep the conversations we had close to my heart. I will always smile when I think of you. You were a beautiful person inside and out. I will miss talking, sharing thoughts and laughs with you.
    Thank-You for being a very special friend. With Love…Jill

    Jill Essig
    Peoria, AZ

    Our hearts go out to Mary Lou’s family. This has been a long, tough battle. I will never forget everything she has always done for us growing up. We will miss her greatly.

    Tricia (Herzog) Rose
    Clintonville, WI

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. I was sorry to see that your mom had passed away.

    JoAnne Spence
    Ishpeming, MI

    Mary Lou was a very strong, talented, and outgoing woman. Her children were her world and she was a great friend to many. She will be greatly missed and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Shannon.

    Jessica Luttrell
    Kingsford, MI

    My heart is with Mary Lou’s family. She was a very loving and wonderful person to be around. I will always remember the good times we had with her.

    Heidi Spriks
    Rapid River, MI

    Shannon and family, Lou is finally at peace. She left us all to carry on the job that she did. And that was taking care of everyone but herself. There was never a kinder, more loving person. She will be missed but never forgotten. May her and Theron rest in peace together. She endured alot of pain thru life but never let it get her down. She always took the cards she was dealt and carried on with life the best she could. You never heard her complain.You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss her alot! All the fun times we had thru the years and our chats towards the end. She was a beautiful person and friend. there is so much more that i could say but i know i need to leave room for others. My symphathy to all. God bless all of you

    Valerie Morrison
    Garden, MI

    Fishing, horseshoes on Thursdays, Gardening, bonfires/guitar/singing, nature rides, road rallys. Marylou taught me how to love Stonington properly. I loved her will carry her memory with me in my heart. God Bless each of her family. I pray your memories comfort you during this time.

    Katie Raspor
    Rapid River, MI

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