Linda Lou Seaman Alford

Linda Lou Seaman Alford passed away suddenly in the early afternoon of March 5, 2019, in Payson, Arizona.

Linda was born in Dallas, Texas, on Feb. 4, 1948, to Edward Fred Seaman and Betty Lou (Hollister) Seaman. She was raised and attended school in Houston, Texas.

She is survived by her husband Malcolm “Mick” Alford of Payson; her son Edward McClure Alford of Phoenix, Arizona; stepdaughter Amy Liverio of Amsterdam, New York; stepson David Scott Alford of south Texas; a grandson, Troy Anthony Corrow of Lake Placid; her sister Susan Seiler and her brother Scott Seaman, both of San Antonio, Texas; four nieces and a nephew, all from South Texas.

Linda attended North Texas State University prior to accepting an administrative secretarial position with a prominent oil and gas firm in Houston. It was through this employment she met and married. The couple soon moved to Lake Placid, Malcolm’s native home.

She was a bright light and inspiration to the lives she touched, even briefly. She lived the final 35 years of her life restricted to a wheelchair after a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in the early 1980s. She maintained a spirit, love of life and compassion for others that few find in other human beings. Despite her physical limitation, she helped provide the support for others stricken by MS by example and seeding support groups throughout northern New York.

She passed peacefully surrounded by her husband and son.

A memorial service will be held at the Adirondack Community Church in Lake Placid at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. the Rev. Derek Hansen, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow at North Elba Cemetery in Lake Placid. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The Alford family also wishes to extend its deepest gratitude to the M.B. Clark Funeral Home and to the Clark family in particular for all their guidance and expressions of care. Relatives and friends are invited to share a memory or leave condolences at www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com.