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Date of Birth
Tuesday, 8 Jun 1920
Date of Death
Monday, 9 Jun 2014 (Age 94)

Ila Vern Selman of Jackson, CA, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014 at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson at the age of 94. She was born in Charleston, TX on June 8, 1920 to the late Albert and Ila (Davidson) Wright. Ila moved to San Luis Obispo, CA in 1945 to run a restaurant with her sister-in-law and brother-in-law. She had an entrepreneur heart opening a variety store in Woodland, closing that to open a store in Sonora and ultimately Selman’s Variety in Jackson from 1951 until 1976. She made her home in Amador County for 63 years. Ila was a member of the Eastern Star, enjoyed playing golf and played the piano for the Methodist church for many years. She was club champion at Mace Meadows and twice achieved hole in one status. Ila is survived by sons, Wade Selman (Maggie) of Jackson, CA, Charles "Chuck" Selman (Nancy) of Linden, CA; sister, Margaret Pohodich of Houston, TX. She was blessed with 5 grandchildren, survived by 4; and survived by 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cliff Selman on January 30, 1991, her granddaughter, Francine Selman on January 18, 1990, and 6 brothers and sisters. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life at Daneri Mortuary Chapel in Jackson, CA at 11:30 AM on Monday, June 16, 2014. Memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia Society of America, 7000 Franklin Blvd., #1220, Sacramento, CA 95823 or the Jackson Senior Center. Interment will be in the Garden of Golden Memories at Sunset View Cemetery in Jackson. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book.

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