Obituary: Mary Frances Cheatham Seeger

Obituary: Mary Frances Cheatham Seeger

Mary Frances Cheatham Seeger, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 in Alexandria. She was the wife of the late Edwin H. Seeger and daughter of Frances McDearmon Cheatham and L. Elliott Cheatham.

Born in Jacksonville, Fla., she graduated from Mary Washington College. On a two-year fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, she studied painting in Paris and at the Art Students League of New York City with Yasuo Kuniyoshi and philosophy of art at Columbia University. An accomplished artist, she exhibited at the VMFA, the Torpedo Factory, Touchstone Gallery and the Athenaeum in Alexandria. Her wide circle of friends will attest to her sparkling wit and sharp intelligence. She loved flowers, food and the glories of the written word. She will be greatly missed.

Her daughter, Francesca Seeger Dalglish (Mrs. R. Bruce Dalglish), grandchildren Alexandra P. Dalglish, Edward H. Dalglish and Christopher C. Dalglish and cousins, C. Lewis McDearmon, Richard T. Witt and Peter McD. Witt survive her.

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Alexandria, at 3:15 pm on Friday, March 3.