SEYMOUR WALDO BAYBROOK Peacefully entered eternal life on Thursday April 14, 2016 after 90 years of blessing all those around him. Seymour was born in Kealakekua, Kona, Hawaii on February 17, 1926, the son of Harold and Edith Baybrook. He came to Oregon in 1942 to finish high school and attend Oregon State University. After graduating with a B.A., Seymour went on to get an M.A. at Eastern Oregon State; he also attended Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland OR. He served his country in both the Army and the Air Force, including an assignment in Wiesbaden, Germany. In 1963, he moved to San Jose, where he taught intermediate school students social studies and history for 24 years. In, 1987, he retired and moved to Newberg, Oregon where his parents had retired 18 years earlier. He is survived by his brother George W. Baybrook, his sister-in-law Margie (nee Young) Baybrook and his nephew Stephen Baybrook and nieces Grace Takamura and Becky Baybrook and her husband, Jim Heckenbach as well as two grand-nephews, Mark and Jon Takamura. Seymour lives on in the wonderful stories he shared, in the mischievous way he teased people he loved, and in the kind, accepting, gracious spirit he brought to even the most difficult moments. Seymour loved to travel; strangers became his life-long friends and he showed us what it meant to be generous with each other. He kept notebooks for years, filled with prayer lists and devotionals; he was the Lord's faithful servant in so many ways. When we think of Seymour now, we'll remember his stories, his unbounded friendliness, how much love he gave us and that incredible smile. How easy it was to love him.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased