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Beverly Jean Selland
Beverly Jean Selland went to be with the Lord on January 15, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. She was 85. She is survived by her three children, Janet (and Patrick) Burk, Carol (and Dan) Bracher, and George Selland. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, her sister Betty, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Beverly was born to Bert and Maude Greene in Oroville, California, the youngest of six children. She graduated from Chico High School in 1948 and went on to study art and education at Chico State. She graduated in 1951 and was very involved in her sorority Delta Zeta.

She met the love of her life, Ray Selland, and they got married in 1955. They were married for 59 years until his death in January 2015. Ray and Beverly lived in Yuba City since 1964. Many will remember her as their elementary school teacher since she taught in the Yuba City Unified School District for over 25 years.

Beverly loved her family and always made each one of us feel special. She always had room at the dinner table for an extra person or two and people would always show up. As kids (and even as young adults), we always knew our friends were welcome.

Beverly and Ray were active in their community. They loved ballroom dancing and she helped plan many events for their Terpsichorean dance club.

She loved cooking, gardening, dancing, reading, painting and fabric arts. Her many quilts and paintings graced her home and she created many more for family members. Beverly had a sweet smile, a wonderful sense of humor, a sharp wit, and a wonderful knack for storytelling.

Beverly will be greatly missed by all. Please join us for a celebration of life on March 6, 2016 at 2:00pm at George Selland's house, 1602 Portofino Dr. Yuba City, CA.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 2016
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