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Paul R. Selman

September 16, 1938 ~ July 27, 2022 (age 83)


Paul R. Selman, a long-time resident of Elk City, Idaho died July 27, 2022 at the age of 83 in Lewiston, Idaho.  

Paul was born September 16, 1938 to Bartlett and Beryl Selman in San Marcos, TX.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Bartlett and Beryl, sisters Eugenia, Ruthie and Roxie, and brothers Bart and  Walter.

He is survived by his beloved son Darby and Darby’s mother, Karen. Brother Gary, sister Sue, and sister-in-law Margaret.

He served in the US Army as an aircraft mechanic.  He was raised in Buda, TX.  He eventually settled in Elk City, Idaho where he lived for over 40 years.

Paul was a multitalented person known for his generosity.  He could build anything, he loved painting before settling into woodworking art as his favorite hobby.  He specialized in wood and shell inlay.

He donated many of his art pieces to charity events especially Elk City Friends of the Community Library.  He also gave many gifts of his artwork to friends and family members. 

Paul dearly loved going to the woods on his property and spending time with nature, finding and accomplishing tasks.  He loved cutting firewood. He was disappointed he didn’t get to use his new chain saw. Paul always had to stay busy.

He will be missed by his son and family as well as friends and neighbors. Paul was buried at the Prairie View Cemetery in Grangeville. No services were held per his request. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. You may submit your condolences to the family at blackmerfuneralhome.com.

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Private Interment

Prairie View Cemetery
916 N Florence Street
Grangeville, ID 83530

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