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Carolyn Ima Ward Selman

Carolyn Ima Ward Selman

Carolyn Ward Selman, 87, of Largo, Fla., passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021.

Carolyn was born on September 1, 1933, to Starling and Lazelle (Kelley) Ward in Richville, Ala.

Carolyn married Monroe M. Selman in 1951. They lived in El Paso, Texas, for 14 years before moving to Florida. They were married for 68 years. 

Carolyn and Monroe were inseparable as a couple and provided their family and friends with an everlasting example of love, generosity and kindness. Together they had four children.

Carolyn was a devoted, loving wife and mother, who cherished her family. She was nurturing, strong and kind to everyone she met. Those who knew her were touched by her generous heart, beautiful smile and caring nature.

Carolyn’s happiest moments were those spent with family. The love that Carolyn and Monroe provided will remain an everlasting source of fond memories and strength for their family to remember always.

Carolyn was predeceased by her loving husband, Monroe Selman; her oldest son, Mac Selman; her parents; brothers, Archie Lee Ward and Robert Ward; and sister, Peggy Heath.

She is survived by her son, Gerry Selman (Gayle); her daughter, Theresa Johnson (Jeffrey); her youngest daughter, Sharon Rodd; sisters, Shirley Walker (Robert), Paulette Watson and Tina Ward; sister-in-law, Rita Ward; seven grandchildren, LeAnne, Kelly, Aaron, Matthew, Cindy, Tessa, Emma Rose; and great-grandchild, Timothy; and by many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Monroe and Carolyn’s name to Suncoast Hospice; 5771 Roosevelt Blvd.; Clearwater, Florida. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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