November 28, 1942 - May 18, 2019
Anne "Cordy" (Seward) Crosby passed on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at her home in New Hope, Pennsylvania, due to complications of multiple sclerosis.
Cordy was born on November 28, 1942, to Harry P. Seward, Jr. and Francis Ann Seward. She grew up and spent her formative years in Lincoln, and while she moved shortly after graduation from UNL, Cordy would return to Lincoln frequently to see family and friends. Cordy was creative, spontaneous, original and had a magnetic personality. She was fun to be around and the life of any party.
Cordy was a high school English teacher and spent most of her teaching years in the New Jersey/Pennsylvania area. She was revered by the students she served, and they often kept in contact with her for years after graduation.
Cordy was a true lover of animals, especially dogs. She frequently referred to her Scotties in funny yet endearing ways. Cordy had a way of speaking dog language to any canine in her path.
Cordy was strong-willed, direct, incredibly insightful, and able to bring humor to most situations. She had an unusual command of the English language, quick wit, and razor sharp mind that provided great entertainment to her friends and family. While she was the entertainer in most situations, her family will also remember her for being a helpful listener in times of need and pragmatic in her advice to others.
She is survived by her brother and spouse: Harry (Judy) Seward III, Lincoln; nephew and spouse: Andy (Emily) Seward, Elk River, Minnesota; niece and spouse: Laurie (Kraig) Lofquist, Hastings; great nieces and nephews: Olivia, Abigail, and Noah Seward and Haley, Alexis, and Brooke Lofquist. She was preceded in death by parents Harry and Franny Seward, her aunt Harriet Robnett, and her dogs Tag, Trekker, Cali, and Keeper.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Cordy's Pennsylvania and Lincoln friends who enriched her life and cared for her. She will be missed by so many and was loved by all.
A family celebration of life will take place at the family cabin.Please send memorials to the American Humane Society or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.