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Mary A. Selden

Died: Tuesday, November 02, 2004
Age: 101
Former Grosse Pointe Farms resident Mary A. Selden, 101, of St. Clair Shores died on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004.

Mrs. Selden was born in 1903 in Bay City to Frank and Victoria (Klimas) Neitzel.

She attended Teacherís College and taught for two years.

In 1942, she was hired as Coordinator of Womenís War Work at Packard Motors. She was later promoted to Manager of the Personnel Testing Department where she worked until 1955.

One of the highlights of her life was taking Eleanor Roosevelt for a tour of Packard Motors during World War II.

Mrs. Selden was also a writer who contributed poetry and articles to the Ideals Magazine for 15 years.

She was married to Brian Selden for over 60 years. They both like to hunt and fish. She enjoyed telling others of the time she bagged two bucks on the same day.

She is predeceased by her husband and their son, Burl. She is survived her grandchildren, Dr. Brad Selden, Craig (Cheryl) Selden, and Dr. Ellen (Paul) Schreiber; her great-granddaughters, Clare and Chelsea Selden; one sister, Loretta Neitzel and a niece, Joan Michelis.

Interment will be held on Sunday, Nov. 14, at Oak Grove Cemetery, South Branch, Mich.

Memorial contributions may be made to oneís charity of choice. Condolences may be placed at Vermeulen Funeral Home, Plymouth, MI or at www. vermeulenfuneralhome.com
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