Selma M. Ray, age 89, passed away on March 29, 2016 at Daniella’s Loving Care Home in Glendale, Arizona. Selma was born September 29, 1926 in Tribune, Kansas, the daughter of John Oscar & Ferne E. (Dossett) Carlson. She had been a lifetime resident of Tribune until retiring to Sun City, Arizona in 1993. She was a homemaker and Secretary/Book keeper for Ray Oil Company.

Selma had been a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Tribune, Kansas, as well as The Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran Church in Sun City, Arizona. She was also a former Stephen Minister.

On November 15, 1953 she married Russell H. Ray in Tribune, Kansas. Russell passed away on February 3, 2001 Sun City, Arizona.

Selma’s surviving family includes-

Two daughters-

Doris Ray- Sun City, Arizona

Joyce & Jerry Huddleston- Tribune, Kansas

Two grandsons-

Douglas Huddleston- Overland Park, Kansas

David Huddleston- Tribune, Kansas


Velma I. Carlson- Longmont, Colorado

Thelma I. Carlson- Longmont, Colorado

Nathalie M. & Don Monger- Loveland, Colorado

John Omer Carlson- Arvada, Colorado


Marjorie Ray- Raymore, Missouri

Great Aunt-

CaroLee Frantz- Spearman, Texas

Her Caregivers-

Don & Daniella Radoiu- Glendale, Arizona

Numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, and her son, Forrest E. Ray on May 5, 2012.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran Church in Sun City, Arizona.

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 AM (MST), Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Greeley County Cemetery in Tribune, Kansas with Douglas Huddleston officiating.

Memorials may be given to Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran Church, 11025 N. 111th Street, Sun City, Arizona 85351 or to the Donor’s Choice in Care of Price & Sons Funeral Home. PO 301, Tribune, Kansas, 67879.

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