In Memory

Vera Virginia Burton Selman (Lawn Longhorns) - Class Of 1937

Vera Virginia Burton Selman (Lawn Longhorns)

Vera Virginia Burton Selman

April 23, 1920 - May 25, 2016

Memorial services for Vera Virginia Selman, 96, of Lovington, NM will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 10:00 am at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Matt Bridges officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Kirby-Smith-Rogers Funeral Home. Ms. Selman was born in Ovalo, TX on April 23, 1920 to George Walter and Mary Wilma (Parnell) Burton and passed away at her home on May 25, 2016. She was one of seven children and grew up in Ovela and attended school there until she was twelve then attended High School at Lawn, TX. where she was valedictorian her senior year. Vera was well known for her love of climbing trees and one of her favorite things to do was have a picnic outside under the trees. She married J.B. Selman in Winters, TX and while he was serving overseas during WWII, she moved to Dallas close to an Aunt and Uncle and was a “Rosie the Riveter” supervisor. She carpooled several ladies that she would pick up and take to and from work as fuel was rationed and transportation was limited. Vera loved going to Sacramento and she liked the outdoors, the mountains and forest. She was a very active member of FUMC, enjoying WSCS and visiting shut-ins and fixing food for meals that were served. She was an exceptional seamstress, a talented cook and was loved for her delicious cocoanut cream pies and other great recipes. Vera and Ms. Amy were quite a combination on planning and fixing food or whatever needed done at church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers: Vernon Burton, G.W. Burton and Ray Burton and four sisters: Alma McAdams, Nellie Mae Burton, Reba Preslar and Pipi Wade. Surviving her is one son: Randy and wife Connie Selman of Lovington; four grandchildren: Dimitra and husband Tyler McBeth of Lovington; Jesse Lee Selman of Hobbs; Carly Selman of Scottsdale, AZ and Troy Dale Selman of Rio Rancho, NM and one great- grandchild: Emerson McBeth and a host of friends. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to FUMC, General Fund, 407 North Main, Lovington, NM 88260