Selah Mae Hooper, 77, a former longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away in Orofino, Idaho on Sunday, November 10, 2013.
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Selah was born on August 8, 1936 in Hamilton, Washington, the daughter of George & Pearl (Darrow) Ammons. She was raised and attended grade school in Hamilton and attended high school in Sedro-Woolley.
In 1952 she was united in marriage to Bud Russell in Birdsview and they made their home and raised their family in Sedro-Woolley.
Selah worked in the agriculture field for several years, then as a cook at the Jet Drive-In in Mount Vernon, for over 20 years as a chicken processor at Draper Valley Farms in Mount Vernon and then as a floral arranger with Ledum Floral.
In 1985 she married Arnold Hooper in Sedro-Woolley where they made their home until moving to Orofino, Idaho in the early 1990's.
Selah enjoyed watching all of the local wildlife around her home and attending events at the local casino. She even won a car and a snowmobile entering their drawings.
Selah is survived by her husband, Arnold, of Orofino, Idaho; her son, Gary Russell (Rose) of Sedro-Woolley; 2 step-sons, Chuck Hooper of Concrete and Bill Hooper of Sedro-Woolley and step-daughter, Becky Johnson (Steve) of Bow; her sister, Elaine Stafford of Sedro-Woolley and brother, Jim Ammons of Elma, WA; 2 half-sisters, Chris Morgan of Chehalis, WA and Darlene Ammons of Sedro-Woolley; 2 step-brothers, Charlie Smith of Selah, WA and Dale Smith of Yakima, WA; 2 step-sisters, Margaret Littlefield of Yakima, WA and Zoe Sargent of CA; 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George & Pearl Ammons and step-mother, Marge Ammons; her son, Ron Russell; 2 grandsons, Jason & Joe Russell; step-daughter, Crissy Hooper; step-grandson, Beau Hooper and 2 brothers, Bob Bacus and Dennis Ammons.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley with Mr. David Queen officiating. Interment will be at the Hamilton Cemetery, followed by a fellowship gathering at the Sedro-Woolley Eagles. Visitation will be available at Lemley Chapel on Friday from 9am to 5pm and on Saturday from 9am to noon. Share memories of Selah and sign the online guest register at www.lemleychapel.com
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Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2013