Beulah Selvig, 82

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Beulah Luetta Selvig, 82, formerly of Mountain Home, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, in Parma.

Graveside services were held Friday, Aug. 15, at the Canyon Hill Cemetery in Caldwell.

Beulah was born Nov. 7, 1920, in Parma to Ross and Nola (Beck) Musgrove. She and her parents later moved to Notus where she grew up on her father's farm and graduated from Notus High School with the class of 1939. After high school she attended beauty school and became a beauty operator, a vocation she enjoyed off and on her entire life.

In 1942 she moved to Portland, Ore., where she worked as a beautician and enjoyed life in the big city during wartime. While in Portland she met a handsome sailor from Wisconsin named Samuel Selvig. They were married on Nov. 2, 1945, in Vancouver, Wash. Beulah and Sam were joined by their only child, a son, Wayne Howard Selvig, on Oct. 30, 1946, in Caldwell.

As Sam was in the Navy the family moved often, living for a time in Honolulu and Sunnyvale, Calif., finally settling in Mountain Home in 1955.

In 1973 Sam and Beulah moved to Boise to be closer to their son and his family, which grew to include daughter-in-law Linda and two grandchildren. The couple managed the Boise Townhouse Apartments for a number of years until the death of Beulah's father brought them back to Notus to be closer to her mother in 1974.

In recent years Beulah took care of her mother in her advanced years until she passed away this past December at the age of 102. She and Sam only recently moved from Notus to Parma.

Beulah enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, and baking as well as spending time with her mother, son and his family her whole life.

"She was an inspirational person who played an instrumental part in her grandchildren's lives, most notably, in assuring that they both receive a college education," her family said. "She lived most of her life in the same town where she grew up. It would be a mistake to think that she did not lead an important life however. Her love and dedication to her family touches our hearts very tenderly and will continue to guide us through our lives.

"Like so many women of her generation her commitment was to her home, husband and family. This may not seem like much, but in reality it is the best thing she could have done with her life. She will be missed and loved for all time to come."

She is survived by: her husband of 57 years, Sam, of Parma;, son Wayne and his wife, Linda, of Boise; one granddaughter; one grandson, and one great-granddaughter.