Dorothy Louise Selman was born in Houston County on April 21, 1929.
She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Andrew (Jack) Selman; son, Jerry Selman and wife, Kay of Lufkin; daughter, Jackie Beaulieu and husband, David of Crockett; daughter-in-law, Glenda Kaye Selman of Crockett; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her first born son, Jim Trois Selman of Crockett; parents, Robert F. and Tallie Peavy Hale; two brothers; five sisters.
Throughout Dorothy’s life, music was her passion. Raised by a father who loved music and dance and played the fiddle, he would have her play the pump organ as a small girl. Someone else had to work the foot pedals. At age seven, she played in the first fiddler’s festival in Crockett, Texas. As a teen, she played the mandolin with her sisters in a female band called Mary Tarpin and the Hale Sisters. They played at dances and bars, and were quite a hit until Dorothy got born again and refocused her talent and music to glorify God.
Dorothy was a teen bride, marrying the love of her life on July 12, 1947. She and Jack stuck like glue and were soul mates for over 71 years. They worked hard, raised three children, weathered lean and turbulent years, enjoyed a long retirement, and chose commitment to each other no matter what. They raised their children in church, taught them to live godly lives, and modeled what the Christian life should be. Above all, she loved Jesus and her family, and was always thrilled to spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Dorothy Louise Selman were held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Dennis Ivey and Rev. David Beaulieu officiating. Interment followed in Creek Cemetery. Family received friends for visitation Friday, August 24, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.
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