JACK EDWARD SELLMAN 9/5/1925 - 7/14/2013 Surrounded by his family, Jack Edward Sellman, 87, quietly passed on 14 July 2013 at St. Luke's Hospital in Mountain Home, Idaho. As per Jack's request, there will be no service. Cremation was under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home, Idaho. Jack, the youngest of three sons, was born in 1925 in Colton, California to Harry and Celia Cunningham Sellman. In 1936, the family moved to Oro Grande, then subsequently Victorville. After graduation from Victor Valley High School, Jack enlisted in the US Navy at the outbreak of World War II. He served in the South Pacific as an aircraft mechanic, was awarded the Purple Heart and was honorably discharged. Upon his return to California, he married Marjorie Ann Lemon, a pretty gal he had known in elementary school. In California, he was self-employed as the owner of Sellman's Desert Floors and also owner of J&M Auto Parts. Jack and Marge moved to Mountain Home, Idaho in 1990. Along with his son and daughter-in-law, he purchased and helped manage Fort Running Bear RV Resort near Mountain Home. As a long-time resident of Victorville, Jack was active in the Rotary Club and was one of the founding members of the Victor Valley Rod and Ski Club. He enjoyed fishing and traveling with Marge in their motor home. Jack is survived by his loving wife Marge of Mountain Home, son Steven (Maryl Ball) Sellman of Mountain Home, son Blaine (Vickie) of Santa Margarita, California, grandchildren Maj. Blaine (Vannessa) Sellman of Ft. Meade, Maryland, Colby (fiance Andris Hodosy) Sellman of LaJolla, California, Jennifer Sellman Prince of Atascadero, California, and great-grandchildren Johnathan and Juliet Sellman of Rincon, Georgia, Keandra and Jadon Prince and Ryker Love of Atascadero, California. He is also survived by his dear life-long friends Jack and Dorothy Seals of Victorville and his devoted sister-in-law, Marion Lemon Nickle and nieces Margo Nickle Alexander (Bob) and Joan Nickle Nagle (Michael). He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers George and Harry, Jr., as well as numerous family relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you thank a veteran for his or her service to our country.
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Published in the Daily Press on July 17, 2013