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September 16, 1937 — March 3, 2018

Linda Ehlers Sele peacefully passed away on March 3, 2018. She was surrounded by her loved ones in Enumclaw, Washington, where she was lovingly cared for by her daughter, Melodee Wesely and granddaughter, Tarah Frederick during her yearlong battle with Alzheimer’s Dementia.

Linda was born in Leonard, Minnesota on September 16, 1937, to Carl and Hennie Johnson.

She graduated from Willamina High School in 1955.

Linda was the proud wife of Gerald Ehlers for 28 years before being sadly widowed in 1985.

In 1990, she married another special man, James Sele.

She leaves behind her three children, Mark and Cathy Ehlers, Melodee and John Wesely, Matt and Gina Ehlers. She was fortunate to acquire three stepchildren, Ron and Kathy Sele, Paula and Bob Van Elverdignhe and Jason and Leslie Sele. She also leaves behind 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Linda was preceded in death by her beloved baby son, Johnny Carl Ehlers; her two handsome husbands; and many other special loved ones.

Linda enjoyed spending time with her family, smiling, laughing, dancing, singing, walking marathons, baking snickerdoodles and making lefse.

Linda was a caretaker and made lasting impressions on all the people she came across.

Please join us in her remembrance at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at Demoss-Durdan Funeral Home, 815 NW Buchanan Ave., Corvallis, followed by a celebration of her life at Tommy’s Grill, 350 SW 4th Street, immediately following the service.

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