Sara Selvy, 71, went to live with the Lord April 11, 2011, with her family by her at her home in Claremore. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 14, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Claremore.
Sara was born Feb. 12, 1940, in Washington, D.C. to Paul and Charlotte Hawk. Her father’s work for the government relocated her family to Paris, France, which started her love for the glamour of Paris.
Her senior year was spent with her sister and brother-in-law, Bob and Lexey Lambert, in Independence, Kan. where she graduated from Independence High School in 1958. Here she met the love of her life, Dean Selvy, the brother of her best friend, Betty Selvy. She attended college at the University of Kansas to further her studies in the Arts and began a lifetime of artistic works including painting, drawing, sewing, crafting, decoupage, jewelry-making and much more.
She and Dean started their 51 years of married life Oct. 25, 1959. Sara was a homemaker while her husband was an IBM System Engineer. They moved to Bartlesville in 1961 where they built their first home. Later they moved to Tulsa and raised their three kids, two daughters and one son, Laura, Karen, and Patrick. To add to her staggering list of accomplishments, Sara and Dean moved to Verdigris and began construction of an underground house; a project that became whole-family project. Retiring in Claremore they renovated an older home, turning it into a successful business, the Carriage House Bed and Breakfast. She volunteered over 10 years of service and love at the Belvidere Mansion where she touched the lives of many people. On Oct. 25, 2009, Sara and Dean celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with all of their loved ones, family and friends alike, a true example of unconditional love.
Wherever she lived, she was an active member of a Methodist Church. She loved worshipping God, especially with her husband and family. Christ has always been first in her life. Sara was a Sunday School teacher, a Youth Leader, and worked in many other ministries for many years. She modeled the Virtuous Woman as described in Proverbs 31 in every aspect of her life. Her family and friends are a living testimony of her dedication and love for the Lord.