Friday, May 15, 2009

Obituary: Judith A. (Stone) Selsor - Class of 1958

MADISON - Judith A. (Stone) Selsor, age 69, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at her home, after a battle with cancer. Several family members were at her bedside. Judy was born in Wisconsin Rapids, on April 11, 1940, the daughter of Ferne (Gibbs) and Richard Stone. She graduated from Madison Central High School in 1958. Judy married Robert Payne on Aug. 2, 1958, at Trinity Lutheran Church. They had a son, Andrew. He preceded her in death in 1967. Judy later married William Selsor on Dec. 26, 1962, in Tulsa, Okla. They had three children, Jerrel, Brian and Stacey, while living in Oklahoma. Judy and her children later moved to Madison. She worked for 33 years at various federal agencies. The last 25 years, Judy worked at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, as a personnel assistant in the human relations department. She thoroughly enjoyed providing training and counseling to V.A. employees. Judy retired early from the V.A. Hospital in 1994, to provide daytime care for her first grandson, Scott, who was born the first day she didn't have to report to work. She also cared for her second grandson, Sam, who was born in 2003. Judy enjoyed caring for both of them. She was a member of Crosspoint of the Nazarene Church. Judy is survived by two sons, Jerrel Selsor and Brian Selsor (Ellen Carr and her son, Dylan); a daughter, Stacey (Steve) Schultz; grandsons, Scott Horstmeyer and Sam Schultz; her mother, Ferne DeWeese; and a sister, Nancy Stone. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Stone; and son, Andrew. Funeral services will be held at CROSSPOINT OF THE NAZARENE CHURCH, 5011 Commercial Ave., Madison, at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2009, with the Rev. Sam Starnes presiding. Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crosspoint of the Nazarene Church. A special thank you to Hospice. Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on May 15, 2009

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