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Dr. Charlotte Seago To Retire After 43 Years In Liberal

KSCB News - June 10, 2010 12:00 am

In toda s times, she would make the short lis of those who share her distinction of longevity. But, there is nothing shor about the dedication she has shown for the past 50 years to the field of medicine.

Dr. Charlotte Seago has been practicing medicine for 50 years with 43 of those years being in the Liberal community. She recently attended her 50-year reunion at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she was among the graduates of 1960.

It was during her stint in Oklahoma City that she met her husband, Don.

According to Seago, the dashing flight instructor invited her to join him and a group of others one night for dinner.

The two dated for awhile and Seago did get her pilo s license.

The couple moved to Wichita in 1966.

Their move to Liberal came in 1967, where there son, Tom was born.

It was t easy to get started here.

Her choice to enter the medical field came naturally her mother was a nurse.

According to Seago, she chose pediatrics because she soon discovered she really like working with children especially babies.

She feels what she has done over the years has all-in-all been a very rewarding experience.

Seag s husband, who worked in avaiation, died in 2001. The couple had been married for 36 years.

Seago is now leaving Liberal after recently announcing her plans to hang up her stethoscope and retire from the medical field. What does the future hold for her?

She will also have time to work on another passion she has developed over the years photography.

Seago said she began taking photographs as a child on her Browni camera, but her love of photography really took off after going on her honeymoon in Florida with Don, where they both took a lot of photos.

Today, Seago said, she is mainly behind the camera, not in front of i .

A retirement party is planned for Tuesday, June 15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Liberal Depot. The community is invited to come and wish Dr. Seago well in her future endeavors and travels.

 

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