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Luis Vaughn Selz


12/6/24 - 4/7/13 Obituary Condolences
Luis Vaughn Selz Obituary
Luis Vaughn Selz 12/6/24 - 4/7/13 Luis was born on December 6, 1924 in Sallisaw, OK to Henry and Jona Sells, and died peacefully on April 7, 2013 in Bakersfield, CA. Luis attended Prices Chapel grade school and graduated from Sallisaw High School in 1942. Inducted into the Navy in March 1943, he was stationed aboard the USS Elliot, and was Honorably Discharged as a Radioman, Third Class in Feb 1946. After his service in the Navy, Luis returned to Oklahoma, married a high school girlfriend and enrolled in college. He obtained his Bachelors Degree in Agriculture from Oklahoma State University in 1950 and then his Masters of Science Degree from Texas A&M in 1951. Luis moved to California following the death of his first wife. Here he met and married Helen (Pat) Gardner in 1958, and started his family of 2 children, Lisa and Brett. Luis was self-employed in the agriculture and livestock reproduction fields. He was proud of his collection of ink pens and enjoyed a good western movie and singing. He passed on his love of the sport of rodeo to his children and grandchildren. Predeceasing Luis are his parents, his brother, William Sells and his wife of 41 years, Pat. Surviving him are his children Lisa and Barney Eyraud, and Brett and Jan Selz, his grandchildren, Jacob and Jenna Eyraud, Jeff Eyraud, Taylor, Lane and Clay Selz, his great grandchildren, Bristol and Hadleigh Eyraud, and a great grandson due this summer. Also surviving are his sisters, LaWanna Barden of AZ, and LaVern Shedd of OK. Graveside Services will be held Thursday, 11a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary 9101 Kern Canyon Road, Bakersfield, CA 93306 www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Apr. 10, 2013
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