OBITUARY

Buford Lee Selvy

December 13, 1923January 31, 2019

Buford Lee Selvy, 95 from the Denver/Aurora area passed away January 31, 2019 at Castle Peak Nursing Home in Eagle Colorado. The family would like to thank that facility for wonderful care and loving attention paid to him. Buford was loving and giving to everyone he met, he demonstrated unconditional love to all. Patient, accepting, kind and generous….Serving his church, friends and family were most important to Buford. The family thanks Southeast Christian Church friends for their love over the decades.

Born in Clayton, New Mexico on December 13, 1923 the son of Ray and Evelena Selvy who preceded him in death as did his Brother Bernard Selvy and Carol May Selvy, his wife of 55 years. His parents moved to Marion Kansas in his early childhood days where he worked on their family dairy and drove the milk truck at age 13. Marion High School classmates remained lifelong friends and he loved attending their reunions. He attended Phillips University in Enid OK before joining the US Army for WWII including the Battle of the Bulge. He earned the Bronze Star as a mortar gunner chief. He graduated from the University of Colorado and married Carol in Feburary 14th 1948 He operated Selvy Interiors with his family (Wichita and Newton KS.) He moved his family to Denver in 1958 where he built and sold homes. He continued as a realtor until retirement. After retirement he served at Perkins Aurora where he became the legendary “Mr. B.” He loved his Lions club friends as well as fellow Bronco’s season ticket holders. He is survived by three sons Ray, Dan, and Jim.

Services

  • Committal Service Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Reception Thursday, February 7, 2019
REMEMBERING

Buford Lee Selvy

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Bev Rutenbeck Edwards

February 5, 2019

Ray, Dan and Jim -
I was so sorry to read about your father. He was a very kind and wonderful man.
Bev Rutenbeck Edwards

Michael Dervishian

February 4, 2019

I remember Mr. B. at the Garden Plaza Assisted Living in Aurora, CO. He was a kind and gentle man that liked a good joke. I asked him where he spent Christmas 1944, after he said he was in the Army. He then told me about his service during WWII and shared a photo of him with a friend during the Battle of the Bulge. I still have a copy of that picture I took on my iPhone. As a veteran, I shared his photo with my team members (all NORAD military) who all wanted to meet him and thank him for his service to our nation. My father-in-law, Eugene Pepper (passed in Jan 2018), also in GP, loved sitting and having meals with Mr. B. and held him in high esteem.

I'm so sorry he's gone. Mr. B. was a very special man. I have fond memories of him and will think of him often. Our nation lost another good man from the "Greatest Generation" and "Citizen Soldier"! GOD BLESS you and your family Mr. B.!

Marni Pepper

February 4, 2019

We met Mr. B at Garden Plaza when my father, Eugene Pepper, was living there. My dad and Mr. B became friends and often ate meals together. Mike and I use to visit with Mr. B while we were there. My dad passed away Jan. 17, 2018 and that was the last time we saw Mr. B. We thought about him often and wondered how he was doing. Mr. B showed us a picture of himself at the Battle of the Bulge. We thank him forever for his service during WWII. He was always a pleasure to talk to and we miss him very much. Sending comfort to his family during this difficult time.

Jan Kruzick

February 4, 2019

Dear Buford was our neighbor for 37 years. We always kept an eye on each other across the street. We would go to dinner with Carol and Buford and always had a great time. My parents attended a Bronco game in the RV.

After Carol passed Buford and I would "do" lunch every two to three weeks. He had a full calendar most weeks! Buford loved East Cafe and he and I always had long lunches. He grew up in Kansas as did my father and his stories about his boy hood were always funny and he sounded like my dad. I will miss him so much. He and Carol were very special friends.

He and Carol will be in my prayers and I will visit them often. as my parents are buried just 5 minutes away.

Our love Jan and Matt Kruzick