October 31, 1920 – January 25, 2017
A REMEMBERANCE reception will be held Feb.4th at the Elks Lodge, 7th and Center from 3PM to 6PM for long time Casper resident and businessman Harold Selby, who peacefully passed away January 25, at the age of 96, while living in Kingston, WA. He moved there in April of 2016, to be with his son, Ramon and his wife Tomi.
He was born at home in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to James and Hazel (Walker) Selby. His parents brought him to homestead near Natrona, Wyoming, later moving back to Nebraska for him to enter school. Having spent his early school years in Nebraska, at the age of 13 he became responsible for the sole support of his family. The Great Depression and other circumstances brought him, his mother, grandmother and three siblings, back to Wyoming and the family homestead, were he was better able to provide for their support.
He graduated from Natrona County High School where he met and later married the love of his life Mavis Kisor who preceded him in death after nearly 57 years of marriage. It was a marriage filled with constant love of each other, three children, music, laughter, and multitudes of friends. They are now, once again, singing in perfect harmony.
In 1956 he founded Selby Trailer Sales with his brother Jim and it flourished with family and friends at the helm until he retired in the 80's. He made a second home in Logandale, NV and added to his circle of friends.
Music was a major part of his life. He was self taught and by the age of 12 he was sitting in at dances. He played music throughout his life with family, friends and various groups. Harold was loved by all who knew him for his generous, loving spirit, his cheerful disposition, his amazing sense of humor, and his incredible musical talents.
Also preceding him in death were his siblings, Bette A. Tucker, Jim R. Selby and Patty Dice Patton.
He is survived by his son, Ramon Selby and wife, Tomi, and daughters, Rita Bale and Roxana Taylor and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his dear friend, Barbara Genest of Billings MT.
He lived a life of integrity and devotion. In lieu of flowers or donations and in keeping with the way he lived his life, do a kind deed, say a kind word or lend a helping hand to someone in need.