Michael Earl Selvester


Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Nikiski resident Michael Earl Selvester died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at his home in Nikiski. He was 48.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 19, in the outdoor reception area of the Millennium Hotel, 4800 Spenard Road in Anchorage.

Mr. Selvester was born Aug. 13, 1954, in Clackamas, Ore., where he attended high school and junior college. He entered into the U.S. Army on April 29, 1974, and received an honorable discharge Feb. 16, 1976, at Fort Richardson. Mr. Selvester lived in Chevak from 1976 to 1985 as the Village Public Safety Officer and in Tenakkee Springs from 1985 to 1986, Newhalen from 1987 to 1988, Soldotna in 1993 and Lake Iliamna in 1995 before making Nikiski his home. He loved to carve, fish, camp and the outdoors.

"Those people lucky enough to know Mike knew how wonderful he was. He was a great father, friend and companion. We will all miss him very much," his family said.

"Mike loved fishing, hunting and being outdoors; he was a very good fisherman. He always made the best of every situation and made everyone feel special, from family to friends of the family. Mike helped a lot of people and was very compassionate to those who were less fortunate than him. He always made everyone feel welcome into his home, when they felt like they had no other place to go.

"He was fun, loving and very kind to all. He will be remembered by all the good things he did for everyone."

Mr. Selvester was preceded in death by his mother, Reba (Johns) Selvester and father, Delmer Selvester.

He is survived by his sons, Jason Earl and Douglas H. Selvester, both of Anchorage; daughters, Melissa Jo and Peggy Selvester, both of Anchorage; grandsons, Elmer Earl Selvester and Christian Michael William Dony of Anchorage, and Draven Anthony Mai, Dominic Jason Mai and Calvin James Nunurak of Kenai; stepparents, Charles and Amanda Behrent of Lakeside, Ore.; wife, Rosemary Selvester of Anchorage; girlfriend, Maureen McDonald of Nikiski; brother, Randy Selvester of Portland, Ore.; sister, Roena Craig of Oregon City, Ore., half-sister, Dawn Gomez of Gerveis, Ore.; daughter in-law, Sunie McDonald of Kenai; and three nieces and two nephews.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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