Eula Gay Seip
EULA GAY SEIP, beloved wife of Walter for several decades of her 73 years, died in Desert Springs Hospital after an unduly painful three week struggle with a myriad of ailments. She was a native of War, West Virginia, the daughter of Gladys Myree and coal miner Bronston Dobson, but lived in Maryland most of her life. Eula was known to many as a determined nickel slot player at Boulder Station becoming a several day a week fixture outside of the bingo room. Eula grew up as a foster child in Bel Aire, Maryland. She married her first husband Frederick Parker in 1964 and was widowed in 1966 leaving her with one year old, Kenneth David, who died in 2002. She remarried in 1967 and moved with her military husband, Richard Tuck, from Aberdeen MD to the Fort Monmouth area in NJ. Richard died in 1987. She has a brother Kenneth David Dobson, a daughter Sabrina Marie Tuck, a son Richard Tuck, and three grandchildren. While in NJ; Eula bought and operated a Caramel Corn franchise, earned a degree from Rutgers, and managed the kitchens of three area nursing homes. Soon after returning to the Aberdeen area to live with her mother, Eula gained employment with a company that provided cafeteria services to a large government activity on Fort Belvoir in VA. Within 18 months she was its director. Eula’s spine was injured on the job requiring multiple fusions; she was adjudged disabled in 1994. She and Walter traveled to all 50 states, mostly by van, and to 14 countries. Side trips to more than 150 horse race tracks were parts of the adventure. When Walter retired 22 years ago, they moved to Las Vegas. Viewing will be from 5-6:30 PM on Wednesday the 26th at La Paloma Funeral Services, 5450 Stephanie Street, Las Vegas, NV 89122 702-732-7070. Friends and acquaintances are invited to share their memories of Eula during the 6:30 to 7 PM timeframe. Eula loved flowers. Bouquets delivered in time for the viewing would be appreciated. The funeral will be private.