It is with great sadness that the family of Martha Ellen Selon, age 81, announces her passing in the early hours of March 16, 2023. Martha passed peacefully in the comfort of her own home in Pickford, Michigan. Martha prided herself on her independence and would be grateful to have entered into eternal rest from the safety of the place she called home, with family close by and angels even closer.
Martha was born November 25, 1941, in River Rouge, Michigan. She was raised in Lincoln Park, Michigan, where she attended high school, met her husband, and started her beautiful family. Martha had a strong spirit and did everything she set her mind to with tenacity and grit. There was nothing she wouldn’t do for those she loved, and that was evident in the motions of her everyday life.
As a mother, Martha was devoted, generous, loving, and kind. One of her greatest achievements in life was being a grandmother and great-grandmother which was made evident by her abundant and endless love. She was enormously proud of her family, and this was undeniably known by everyone around her. Her smile alone was infectious when she spoke of her family. She loved her children more than life itself and chose to be a champion for them through both triumphs and trials.
In her free time, Martha was an impassioned traveler, and enjoyed spending quality time with her beloved family and friends. She was an avid Detroit Tigers, San Diego Chargers, and Detroit Lions fan. Seldom did she miss an opportunity to cheer her teams on during their seasons.
Martha is survived by her two daughters, Kim (Tim) Stallman and Tina (Dan) Bruni; grandchildren, Jill (Travis) Miller, Beth (Mallory Davis) Fountain, Ashley (Gary) Koben, Timmy (Sommer) Stallman, and Courtney (Jason) Sweeney; great-grandchildren, Taylor Miller, Mitchell Miller, Luke Koben, and Brant Koben.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents Harley Roberts and Imogene Nagy; sisters, Betty Peterson and Mary Lumb; and grandson Kurtis Bruni. Although immeasurably painful for her loved ones on this side of eternity, we have peace knowing that she is surrounded by those who have preceded her and faith that she will be there with open arms to welcome us all home when our times arrive.
In remembrance of Martha, a celebration of life will be held at Galer Funeral Home in Pickford, Michigan on Friday, April 7, 2023, from 11:00 AM till 12:00 Noon. With the Memorial service to follow at 12:00 Noon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the EUP, 308 W. 12th Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783.
Galer Funeral Home of Pickford, Michigan, is service the family. Condolences may be left to the family at www.galerfuneralhomes.com.