A Turtle’s Tribute:
Corianna Kai Seelig-Gustafson was the daughter of Dr. Timothy Seelig, the long term 4th director of the Turtle Creek Chorale. She was married to Clay Gustafson and the mother of Clara Skye Gustafson.
Professionally she devoted herself to pediatric oncology nursing. She and her family were residents of San Francisco, having moved there from Texas.
In the words of her father: “Corianna arrived at TCC as an awkward 10 year old. The men loved her unconditionally. Former member Bob Stephens did her hair. Robert Emery did it after Bob died. Others helped choose her clothes…they held her close until the last moment. She showed up on stage the night I announced my retirement- 20 years later. She grew up in their loving arms.”