Gloria Sue Selman, 95, of Amarillo, TX died Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
Services were private. Arrangements by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount.
Gloria was born May 9, 1927, in Hamilton, TX, grew up in Gustine, TX and later
moved to Amarillo, TX. She left Amarillo to attend Texas Tech University. Gloria graduated from Texas Tech University where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She graduated as a Chemical Engineer. Notably, she was in the class of the first women chemical engineers at Texas Tech University.
She met and married Joe Rue Selman on August 25, 1950, in Odessa, TX. He preceded her in death on August 3, 1980.
Gloria worked for Phillips Petroleum in Odessa, TX until 1955, when she left and raised her children. She taught Chemistry and Physics at Ector High School in Odessa, TX. The family later moved to Marble Falls, TX where she continued to teach Chemistry and Physics as well as Geology until she retired from teaching in 1987.
She was an avid reader and loved to travel and play bridge.
Gloria was a member of Paramount Baptist Church in Amarillo, TX.
Also preceding her in death are her parents, Hiram Gaines Livingston, and Aunee Watson Livingston; and two sisters, Jane Myers, and Jo Beth Livingston.
Survivors include her children, Candace Selman Norris and husband David Norris, and John Kirklin Selman and wife Linda Selman; grandchildren, Andrea Fluhman, Ryan Ricca, Samantha Selman, Max Selman, Keith Kohr, and Danielle Kohr; and great-grandchildren, Bennett Selman, Berklee Fluhman, Dakota Fluhman, Madilyn Kohr, and Leon Bongioanni.