Paul Selleneit

16 Apr 1911 - 19 Feb 1999

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Paul Selleneit

16 Apr 1911 - 19 Feb 1999
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FAIRVIEW, UT: Paul Selleneit, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, 87, passed away at Utah Valley Hospital February 19, 1999 after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was survived in death by his wife Cora Lee (Connie), of Fairview; children: Lloyd Selleneit, West

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Paul Selleneit


Bountiful Memorial Park

2036-2198 S 200 W
Bountiful, Davis, Utah
United States


June 27, 2011

Becky W.

April 10, 2020


June 25, 2011

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Paul Selleneit Obituary

Contributor: dvdmovieking Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

FAIRVIEW, UT: Paul Selleneit, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, 87, passed away at Utah Valley Hospital February 19, 1999 after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was survived in death by his wife Cora Lee (Connie), of Fairview; children: Lloyd Selleneit, West Bountiful; Luan Hixson, Bountiful; Jeannie Barnhill, North Salt Lake; Ken Selleneit, Kaysville; and John Selleneit, Kaysville; sisters, Prudence Morgan, St. George; and Francis Adams, Layton. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louie Anderson, a son Richard and two brothers, Lou and Charles. Family services will be held at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, at 12:00 noon on February 25, 1999.

Boyero, Lincoln, Colorado - Birthplace of Paul Selleneit

Contributor: dvdmovieking Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Pilgrimage Boyero, Colorado – October 2011 Today I made a pilgrimage of sorts to the place of my father, Paul Selleneit and his sister Frances, birth, Boyero Colorado. We were visiting our daughter Shauna in Monument, Colorado, located near Colorado Springs. Realizing that Boyero wasn’t all that far from where we were and knowing of my desire to visit Boyero, Shauna offered to take us on a journey into the past. We drove almost two hours on highway 94. The two-lane thoroughfare was more or less a direct, straight shot east, about 150 miles leading to the tiny spot on the map called Boyero, Colorado. The longer we drove the more nothingness we saw; observing that the closer we got even the sagebrush became discouraged and stopped growing. I wondered if my feelings mirrored any of those of my grandparents, as the vast empty vista lay ahead of us. Passing several signs posting locations of currently dry creek beds, only added to the sadness and hopelessness I was beginning to feel. Watching closely, lest we miss the small sign 'Boyero', we turned off the main highway on an unpaved road heading 6 miles north. Approximately halfway, we passed a forlorn Boyero Cemetery. In my inner self it seemed to secure what might have been the permanent passing of the hopes and dreams of my Grandparents. I wondered, “Could this barren unwelcoming place, requiring all the hard work a willing soul had to give, been part of the reason for the decline of my sweet little grandmothers health, leading to her death not much more than five years after their arrival here? Words from my father’s (Paul Selleneit) Journal: We lived in Colorado when I was born, out on a ranch many miles away in a small town called Boyero which is about 150 miles from Denver. Things were real bad. Mother was not well. My Uncle Hugh Bonham, mother’s brother told me he came to see us and all there was in the house to eat was some flour and very little else. We did have a cow so had milk. Mother became ill with T.B., so we moved to Utah to a small town called Harrisville where dad worked at the Harrisville brickyard. Mother died in the Dee Hospital in Ogden. I remember the day she died, Francis my sister and I were sitting on the lawn, a nurse came out and wanted us to go in and get some ice cream. I would not go and said all I wanted was my mommy. I was 3 years old.

Duck Hunting - told by Louie Anderson Selleneit

Contributor: dvdmovieking Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Dad loved to hunt and was a great hunter who always got his deer. ‘Bishops Flats’ in Skull Valley, is named after him. He loved to hunt ducks and because there was no limit then, it was not uncommon to see him bring home 25 to 30 ducks. We children would sit around the old tin tub and pull feathers saving the down for pillows. Many ducks hung in the granary for wintertime eating. Dad always kept us with a good supply of deer and ducks. I would often ride in the buggy with father to go change the water, as he was also the water master.

Things I Remember About Grandpa

Contributor: dvdmovieking Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

By: The Hixson Family We have many memories about family nights; some good and some not so good, and many are actually quite funny. One night we were talking about things that we will always remember about our Grandma's and Grandpa's. Vaughn, who was 10 years old at the time, said that Grandpa Selleneit can take his teeth out, then followed up with, "He can take his gums out too and that would REALLY hurt!

The Lord directs our lives

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"We have lived a long time in this ward...and have seen many good people move in...and move out. It is always interesting to me to hear new people speak in sacrament meeting. I particularly enjoy their brief introductions...where they grew they met...what brought them here. Even though we are 'old timers', I want to take a few minutes and introduce ourselves. I was born in Salt Lake City but my first home...for a short while...was in Wendover, Utah. Then we moved to Centerville, Utah, where I grew up...not much more than 3 miles away from here. I have lived 40 years in this ward...however Richard has lived here about 50 years. His growing up years were in the Grace, Idaho area. His family moved into this ward sometime during his high school years. When Richard returned home from his mission to The Netherlands...nearly half a century ago...being the shy, bashful person he is...he just didn't rush right into marriage. Two of his friends, concerned for their old friend, decided to put together a blind date for him. One of these friends was my that is how I ended up half of this blind date. Well, while all of these plans were taking place, my Mom was recovering from an illness in the old St. Mark's Hospital. I would stop to visit her each morning on my way to work in Salt Lake City. One particular morning she told me...that the night before she had requested the LDS Elders to give her a blessing. It just so happened that Elder Hixson, here, was filling and elders quorum assignment at the hospital. Mom told me about the tender natured, spiritual, handsome, young, returned missionary who had given her a blessing. I will never forget her saying to me...'Now that is the kind of man I would like you to marry'. A few weeks later...when Lloyd and Jim finally got the blind date date came to my front door to pick me up. My Mom answered the door...and to her astonishment...there standing on our porch was...prince charming...the elder from the hospital...Elder Hixson...her personal choice for me. Thank you, Mom, for your faith. Now, that was a good learning experience for me...that the Lord directs our lives...and that the Spirit wants to guide and to teach us." [The foregoing is taken from a talk given by Luan (Selleneit) Hixson in the Bountiful 28th Ward, November 2004]

Our first child - a Son

Contributor: dvdmovieking Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

David Richard – Our first child and son, born and died on Saturday, August 16, 1964. We announced that we were going to have a baby at Thanksgiving dinner at Luan’s parent’s home. This, by the way, was the only time we ever had Thanksgiving dinner at her home. We were excited with the news and had fun preparing for our new family. We would lie in bed at night and I would feel him move and would worry and hope that nothing would go wrong. I went with Luan to every appointment to visit Doctor K. Ross Tucker. I am sure he knew how nervous we were so he didn’t tell us that the baby was breach through the entire pregnancy, not until the water broke one night and we went to the hospital. It was a terribly long and hard delivery but finally he was born, a Frank Breach delivery, and Dr. Tucker laid him up on Luan’s stomach. For a split second things seemed fine until Dr. Tucker took hold of the umbilical cord [which he later told us it was congenitally too short] and could not feel a pulse. Then panic filled the delivery room; an anesthesiologist was immediately called in. They worked with the baby with no results. I kept praying, “Please let him live!” I soon found that our prayers are not always answered the way we would want them to be. Life just seemed to stop and I hardly knew what to do. The hospital offered to dispose of the body, but I emphatically said, “No!” He was a full term healthy baby, why would we want to do that?My dad arranged to get a cemetery lot in the Bountiful City Cemetery and a graveside service was held there. Bill Casper from the 11th ward, who worked for Lindquist Mortuary, took care of his body and had a little white casket for him. He stopped by my folk’s house where Luan was waiting during the service, to give her a chance to see and hold him. Everyone was so kind to help us and I appreciated that very much. I have always struggled with the fact that he was listed as stillborn; I needed the assurance that we will have him for eternity. He was a perfectly beautiful little 7-pound baby, how can it be for nothing? President Joseph Fielding Smith said, “There is no information given by revelation in regard to the status of stillborn children. However, I will express my personal opinion that we should have hope that these little ones will receive a resurrection and then belong to us. I cannot help feeling that this will be the case...”, And ...President Young taught that we should have hope for the resurrection of stillborn children. “They are all right,” he said, and nothing in the way of sealings or ordinances need be done for them” (Doctrines of Salvation, 2:280-281). 

Life timeline of Paul Selleneit

Paul Selleneit was born on 16 Apr 1911
Paul Selleneit was 17 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Paul Selleneit was 20 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Paul Selleneit was 34 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
Paul Selleneit was 45 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Paul Selleneit was 54 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
Paul Selleneit was 68 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
Paul Selleneit was 72 years old when Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released. Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
Paul Selleneit died on 19 Feb 1999 at the age of 87
Grave record for Paul Selleneit (16 Apr 1911 - 19 Feb 1999), BillionGraves Record 27226 Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States