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Ann Maxey Seay, Extraordinary Teacher
Albuquerque, New Mexico
ANN MAXEY SEAY was born Anna Victoria Maxey on January 30, 1914, in Purom, Muskogee County, Oklahoma. She was the eldest daughter of Ira Lee Maxey and Ivey Elizabeth Nickell. On June 1, 1939, she married James Paul Seay in Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas. They later moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where Mrs. Seay was employed as a school teacher. The Seays had two daughters, Suzanne and Sarah Jane.
Mrs. Seay worked from the early 1950s to about the early 1980s at Sandia Base Elementary School, located on the semi-secret nuclear weapons installation on Albuquerque's southeast boundary,
Mrs. Seay was active in the Albuquerque Classroom Teachers Association and Kappa Kappa Iota, the teachers' sorority. She was elected president of Iota's Eta Conclave in Albuquerque in 1969. In the mid-1970s, Mrs. Seay served as state president of the New Mexico chapter of Kappa Kappa Iota.
In 1962, Mrs. Seay traveled to Seattle to attend the World's Fair. Later that summer, each of her former students from the 1961-62 school year received a handwritten postcard postmarked Seattle from Mrs. Seay.
Ann Maxey Seay died on January 3, 1996. Her last place of residence was reported to be Hollister, San Benito County, California.