Children of Francis Leland Seely (1903-1981, known as “Jim”) and Grace Emily Thompson (1902-1980)

Leland and Grace Seely

Leland and Grace Seely

Watch family videos on the Richman Family YouTube Channel.

Francis Leland Seely (“Jim”) and Grace Emily Thompson and had 7 children: Kathryn Joyce Seely (1928-1971, known as Joyce; who married Lynn Thomas Richman, Glen McLain Seely (who married Jean Jamison), John Leland Seely (1932-2006, known as Lee; who married Muriel Martel [1934-1992]), Gwendolyn Seely (known as Gwen; who married Kenneth Joseph Goates), Karen Seely (1941-2017, who married Daryl Galloway), James Edward Seely (known as Jimmy or Jim; who married Ellie), and Richard Kent Seely (known as Kent; who married Mary). This is the page for these siblings.

Seely and Richman families in Brigham City (outside the Seely home). Left to right (back row): Grace, Larry, Glen, Leland, Joyce, Ken, Gwen, Karen, Brandy, Jim; (front row): Joy, Linda, Mike, Rick, Kathy

Seely and Richman families in Brigham City (outside the Seely home). Left to right (back row): Grace, Larry, Glen, Leland, Joyce, Ken, Gwen, Karen, Brandy, Jim; (front row): Joy, Linda, Mike, Rick, Kathy

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Seely clan, March 1968, Left to right: Joyce, Gwen, Glen, Leland (Jim), Kent, Grace, Jimmy, Karen, Lee

Seely & Richman families

Seely & Richman families. Left to right (back row): Muriel, Grace, Jean, Gwen, Glen, Kristen, Jan, Karen, Kathy, Kent, Joyce, Leland, Larry, Jeff, Lynn; (front row); Richy, Lee, Linda, Mike, Rick, Laura May, Joy, Jim

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F. Leland, Glen, Lee, Jimmy, Kent at the Richman’s home in Salt Lake

Seely siblings at Glens 85th birthday in 2014

Seely siblings at Glens 85th birthday in 2014

Kathryn Joyce Seely (1928-1971, known as Joyce) & Lynn Thomas Richman

See the pages for Kathryn Joyce Seely (known as Joyce) and Lynn Thomas Richman.

Glen McLain Seely (1929) & Jean Jamison

Glen served an LDS mission in England, took a Law Course at the University of Utah, and became a real estate broker in Salt Lake City.

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Glen Seely as a young man. Glen car pooled together with Boyd K Packer to Weber State College and graduated with an Associates Degree. Then he went on to graduate from the University of Utah.

Glen and Jean Seely wedding

Glen and Jean Seely wedding

Glen and Jeannie Seely

Glen and Jeannie Seely

Glen and Jeannie Seely

Glen and Jeannie Seely

Jean-Jamison-Seely

Jeannie and Glen

Jeannie and Glen

Glen & Jean Seely and family

Glen & Jean Seely and family

Jean-Horrocks

Jean Horrocks. October 20, 1934—December 27, 2019. Read Jean’s obituary

Glen & Nita Seely at Kent's 70th birthday dinner June 2014

Glen & Nita Seely at Kent’s 70th birthday dinner June 2014

Glen & Nita Seely at Kent's 70th birthday dinner June 2014

Glen & Nita Seely at Kent’s 70th birthday dinner June 2014

Glen and Nita Seely

Glen and Nita Seely

Glen and Nita Seely, 40th anniversary, September 2017

Glen and Nita Seely, 40th anniversary, September 2017

John Leland Seely (1932-2006, known as Lee) & Muriel Martel
(1934-1992)

Lee was an aviation electronics technician in the Navy (see news article) and later earned a Ph.D. in physics. He directed the General Instruments Advanced Microelectronic Research Center in Salt Lake, which developed metal-oxide silicon (MOS) microcircuits (see news articles 1, 2, 3, and 4.) He did special projects for General Motors and the U.S. government.

John Leland Seely

John Leland Seely

News article about Lee & Muriel Seely wedding

News article about Lee & Muriel Seely wedding

Jimmy, Muriel, and Lee Seely

Jimmy, Muriel, and Lee Seely

Gwendolyn Seely (1934-2017, known as Gwen) & Kenneth Joseph Goates

Gwendolyn Seely Goates

Gwendolyn Seely Goates

After graduating from BYU, Gwen taught school for four years, specialized in recreation, and was dance director in two LDS stakes at the same time in Salt Lake City. She did the solo dance in one of the LDS church-wide June dance festivals at the University of Utah.

The following is from Gwen’s obituary:

Gwendolyn Seely Goates passed away on Thursday, 30 November 2017, of heart-related causes. She was the daughter of beloved parents F. Leland (Jim) Seely and Grace Emily Thompson. She was born at home in Brigham City, Utah, on 16 October 1934. Gwen attended elementary schools through high school in Brigham City, and graduated from Box Elder High School in 1952. She later attended Weber State, and then, Brigham Young University, where she graduated with a degree in elementary education in 1956.

Gwen’s early years were spent in Brigham City, where she was frequently involved with singing and dancing. While teaching 2nd grade at Jackson Elementary, she also taught dancing at the “Thursday-night Dances,” where single folks come to dance and socialize. The dances were held in various stake centers around the Salt Lake valley. It was at one of these dances that she met her husband, Kenneth Joseph Goates, who was attending BYU in Provo at the time. They were married on December 18, 1959 in the Salt Lake City Temple.

Gwen served her Heavenly Father by accepting calls to serve in the following auxiliaries and organizations: Primary, Young Women, Sunday school, Nursery, Ward Librarian, and President of the Relief Society in her ward.

Her greatest love and challenge was her precious family. She gave up teaching to be with and support her husband and children. She has a strong testimony of her Savior, Jesus Christ, and was a true disciple all her life. She was well-known as a kind, and generous person, beloved and respected by all who knew her.

Gwen is survived by her husband (Kenneth Joseph Goates) and her children: Linda Marie McKinney (Mark), Michael Joseph Goates (Deena), Katherine Mills (Kelly), Lori Charlesworth (David), and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings: Glen (Nita), James (Ellie), and Kent (Mary), and preceded in death by her parents and her siblings: Joyce Richman (Lynn), Dr. Leland Seely (Annalies), and Karen Galloway (Daryl).

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the newly constructed church 1850 South 2300 East, Spanish Fork, Utah, where a viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be at the Lehi City Cemetery, where a brief graveside service will be held prior to the burial at 2:00p.m.

Gwen Seely Goates' funeral program

Gwen Seely Goates’ funeral program

Listen to audio file of the funeral program, part 1 (family prayer through memories), part 2 (Michael Goates through end of funeral meeting), and part 3 (graveside in Lehi).

Glen Seely, Gwen Seely, Lee Seely

Glen Seely, Gwen Seely, Lee Seely

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Back row: Grace, F. Leland, & Gwen.
Front row: Kent, Karen, & Jim
Front porch of Seely’s Motel (before the office was added on)

Glen Seely

Glen Seely

Gwen and Ken Goates wedding reception, December 18, 1959

Gwen and Ken Goates wedding reception, December 18, 1959

News article about Gwen’s & Ken’s wedding

Gwen and Ken

Gwen and Ken

Ken and Gwen

Ken and Gwen

Kenneth Joseph Goates

Kenneth Joseph Goates

Gwen Goates, December 2005

Gwen Goates, December 2005

Gwen and Glen at a Seely party on December 26, 2005 at Chuck-A-Rama in Draper, Utah

Gwen and Glen at a Seely party on December 26, 2005 at Chuck-A-Rama in Draper, Utah

Gwen Goates at Kent's 70th birthday dinner June 2014

Gwen Goates at Kent’s 70th birthday dinner June 2014

Gwen & Ken Goates at Kent's 70th birthday dinner June 2014

Gwen & Ken Goates at Kent’s 70th birthday dinner June 2014

Ken Goates at Kent's 70th birthday dinner June 2014

Ken Goates at Kent’s 70th birthday dinner June 2014

Gwen and Ken Goates

Gwen and Ken Goates

Gwen Seely Goates

Gwen Seely Goates

Gwen Seely Goates

Gwen Seely Goates

Karen Seely (1941-2017) & Daryl Galloway

Karen graduated from Weber College, was “Miss Utah National Guard”, and during the same year was winner of four other beauty and popularity contests. She married Daryl Galloway.

Karen Seely, 8 months

Karen Seely, 8 months

Karen Seely, 18 months

Karen Seely, 18 months

Karen Seely

Karen Seely

Karen-Seely

Karen Seely

Karen Seely

Karen Seely Peach Days Queen

Karen Seely Peach Days Queen

Karen Seely Peach Days Queen 1961, Brigham City, Utah. See <a href=

Karen Seely and Daryl Galloway wedding

Karen Seely and Daryl Galloway wedding

Karen Seely & Daryl Galloway

Karen Seely & Daryl Galloway

Karen Seely Galloway and daughters Wendy and Brandi

Karen Seely Galloway and daughters Wendy and Brandi

Karen Seely Galloway, Daryl Galloway, and daughters Wendy and Brandi

Karen Seely Galloway, Daryl Galloway, and daughters Wendy and Brandi

Rick, Larry, Joy, Karen, Christmas 1966

Rick, Larry, Joy, Karen, Christmas 1966

Karen Seely

Karen Seely

On Karen's 75th birthday, her brothers Jim and Kent wrote some

On Karen’s 75th birthday, her brothers Jim and Kent wrote some remembrances of Karen Seely Galloway (dated June 10, 2016)

Karen passed away May 28, 2017. See obituary. See funeral program, page 1 and page 2

James Edward Seely (known as Jimmy or Jim) & Ellie

Jimmy served an LDS mission in Germany.

Read this story “Raised from the Dead” by Jim Seely about Ella Jensen being raised from the dead by Lorenzo Snow. He explains how this story has touched his life. The story he references appeared in the September and October 1929 issues of the Improvement Era (here is a file with parts 1 and 2 of the story in one file). It also appeared in the book Lorenzo Snow: Spiritual Giant, Prophet of God. Also read Lorenzo Snow’s patriarchal blessing referenced in the story. Also read a letter from David Jensen explaining another part of the story.

James Edward Seely

James Edward Seely

James Edward Seely

James Edward Seely

James Edward Seely Missionary Farewell program

James Edward Seely Missionary Farewell program

James Edward Seely Missionary Farewell program cover

James Edward Seely Missionary Farewell program cover

Newspaper article about the Seely family party at Glen Seely's home when Jimmy returned home from his mission.

Newspaper article about the Seely family party at Glen Seely’s home when Jimmy returned home from his mission.

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Jim Seely taken in 1967 as Utah State University

James Edward Seely about 1967 (about 25 years old)

James Edward Seely about 1967 (about 25 years old)

James Edward Seely about 1967 (about 25 years old)

James Edward Seely about 1967 (about 25 years old)

Jimmy, Muriel, and Lee Seely

Jimmy, Muriel, and Lee Seely

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Jimmy and his parents, Jim and Grace

Jimmy, Ellie, and Mary (Kent's wife)

Jimmy, Ellie, and Mary (Kent’s wife)

Jimmy Seely

Jimmy Seely

Jimmy and his children (left to right): Matt, Katie, and Jimmy

Jimmy and his children (left to right): Matt, Katie, and Jimmy

Matt, Ellie, and Jimmy at a Seely party on December 26, 2005 at Chuck-A-Rama in Draper, Utah

Matt, Ellie, and Jimmy at a Seely party on December 26, 2005 at Chuck-A-Rama in Draper, Utah

Jim, Jimmy, Mark Seely at Kent's 70th birthday dinner June 2014

Jim, Jimmy, Mark Seely at Kent’s 70th birthday dinner June 2014

Jim and Ellie Seely in 2016

Jim and Ellie Seely in 2016

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Jim Seely at his retirement from Hill Air Force Base, January 2015

Richard Kent Seely (known as Kent) & Mary

Richard Kent Seely 1958-59

Richard Kent Seely 1958-59

Richard Kent Seely

Richard Kent Seely

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Kent Seely, 1959-60

Richard Kent Seely missionary farewell program

Richard Kent Seely missionary farewell program

Richard Kent Seely missionary farewell program cover

Richard Kent Seely missionary farewell program cover

Kent Seely returned home from mission, about 22 years old

Kent Seely returned home from mission, about 22 years old

Kent Seely returned home from mission, about 22 years old

Kent Seely returned home from mission, about 22 years old

Richard Kent Seely 1958-59

Richard Kent Seely 1958-59

Larry and Kent Seely in Boise

Larry and Kent Seely in Boise

Leland, Kent, Grace

Leland, Kent, Grace

Mark Seely, Kent Seely, Rick Richman at Larry's home in Salt Lake City

Mark Seely, Kent Seely, Rick Richman at Larry’s home in Salt Lake City

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Kent and Mary

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Lynn, Larry, Kent Seely at his 70th birthday dinner June 2014

Lynn, Larry, Kent Seely at his 70th birthday dinner June 2014

Larry, Kent, and Mary Seely at his 70th birthday dinner June 2014

Larry, Kent, and Mary Seely at his 70th birthday dinner June 2014

The three remaining Seely Brothers - Kent, Glen, and Jim in July 2018

The three remaining Seely Brothers – Kent, Glen, and Jim in July 2018