ELIZABETH JOYCE SEYMOUR NOWAK, 82, of Dodson
Prairie in Palo Pinto County, TX passed away
peacefully from this life to the next on Feb. 13,
2022 with her sons at her side.
She was born Aug. 6, 1939 in Eastland County, TX.
In 1957, she graduated from Ranger High School &
attended Ranger Jr. College in Ranger, TX. She
married her husband of over 60 years in July of
1958 and went on to become a successful full-time
wife and mother. She was a member of Our Lady of
Lourdes Catholic Church in Mineral Wells. Her
wish was to be cremated and a memorial is not
planned at this time. Memorial contributions
may be made to Dementia Studies Foundation Inc.
in her name.
She is preceded in death by her parents Willard
Seymour & Dorothy Carr and her husband Charles
She is survived by her sons Ricky Nowak of Strawn,
TX and Rusty Nowak and his wife Marlene of Ft Worth,
TX, brothers Robert Seymour (RHS-1965) of Olden, TX,
Kenny Seymour (RHS-1967) and his wife Billie Sue of
Ranger, TX, sister Donna Nowak Hogan (RHS-1969) and
her husband Pat of Eastland, TX, also survived by
several nephews and nieces, cousins, and relatives.
HUSBAND: CHARLES H. NOWAK, 82, passed from this
life to the next on April 30, 2020.
Charles Herman Nowak was born Aug. 20, 1937, in Strawn.
He graduated from Strawn High School and went on to be
employed as a warehouse supervisor for Siemens in
Arlington. He married Elizabeth Seymour in July of
1958, in Ranger. After retiring he returned to Strawn
26 years ago.
Mr. Nowak was very active in his church, Our Lady of
Lords Catholic Church in Mineral Wells. He always
assisted with the Lent fish fry, and was active in
Knights of Columbus. Charles was a regular attendee
of the ACTS Retreat, was a member of the Sons of
Hermann and enjoyed motorcycles, model aircraft,
camping and hiking.
He was preceded in death by his parents; & brothers,
Louis and Monroe Nowak.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Nowak, of
Strawn; sons, Ricky Nowak, of Dodson Prairie, and
Rusty Nowak and wife, Marlene, of Fort Worth; and
a grandson, Trent Nowak, of Peaster.
MOTHER: DOROTHY BOWEN SEYMOUR CARR, 84, of
Ranger, TX died on July 16, 2005, with burial at
Dorothy was born in Colony Community north of Ranger
on March 9, 1921, to Pearlie Mae Mills and Oliver
Calvin Bowen. She was a graduate of Colony High
School and attended one year of college. She worked
as a supervisor for Harv-Al Athletic Supplies for
20 years. She lived all of her life in Ranger and
married Williard Seymour in 1938 and he preceded
her in death in 1987. She was a member of the First
Baptist Church in Ranger and enjoyed painting, sewing,
crafts, cooking and was a loving and generous person.
She is survived by her children: Elizabeth Nowak (RHS-
1957) and husband Charles of Dodson Prairie, TX; Robert
"Butch" Seymour and wife Vickie of Olden, TX; Kenneth
Wayne Seymour and wife Billie Sue of Ranger; and Donna
Hogan (RHS-1969) and husband Pat of Eastland, TX; and
a niece, Jackie Bush and husband Alford of Ranger; three
sisters, Mae Isabel, Una Beck and Pauline Breneman, all
of Ranger; eleven grandchildren, Ricky, Rusty, Shane,
Cindy, Lisa (RHS-1989), Kenny, Jr. (RHS-1993), Kristen
(RHS-2002), Keya, Tammy, Will and Jerry; eight great-
grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.