Remembering Mildred Seaver
Mildred Seaver, one of the founders of the New England Hosta Society and a prolific hosta hybridizer, passed away March 6, 2011 at age 98 after a brief illness. She had a full life that was made richer by her many gardening friends, especially those who shared her love of hostas. In fact she often said she loved the people met through her gardening more than the plants, awards, etc.
Mildred was known for the vast number of hostas that she had introduced, including Hosta ‘Spilt Milk’, ‘Sea Dream’, ‘Sea Monster’, ‘Sea Thunder’, and many more. She continued to garden until failing health forced her to move into a retirement home a few years back. She was a regular attendee at AHS conventions, as long as her health permitted. She was flamboyant and outspoken and great fun to be around. She is survived by her son, Charlie Seaver, also a hosta hybridizer, and her daughter, Muriel Seaver Brown.
A celebration of her life will be held from 10 AM -12 Noon on Saturday March 19th at Forwood Manor, 1912 Marsh Rd. Wilmington, DE., the retirement community where she had resided for the past 9 years. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mildred’s memory to the American Hosta Society, c/o Claudia Walker, 10525 Timberstone Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022.
To send on-line condolences to the family, visit: www.mccreryandharra.com.
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