Claudia Whittlesey Selkirk

April 18, 1944May 2, 2021

Claudia Whittlesey Selkirk, loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully on May 2, 2021 with family by her side. Claudia was born in Marshalltown, Iowa on April 18, 1944. She moved to Arizona with her family when she was a teenager and spent the rest of her life here.

Claudia graduated from Phoenix Union High School and received an AA degree from Glendale Community College. She retired after 30 years from Qwest and after 15 years from Graybar Electric.

Claudia had a beautiful smile, contagious laugh, and kind soul. Claudia enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She enjoyed sudoku, having lunch with friends, and playing bunco with her bunco group that she created almost 40 years ago.

Claudia will be immensely missed by all who knew and loved her. Claudia is survived by her loving family, James Selkirk (spouse), Tami Miller (daughter), Scott Miller (son), Angela Miller (daughter-in-law), Thomas Earick (grandson), and her three fur babies.

Claudia loved her pets. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to: PetsVet Animal Foundation, P.O. Box 5315 Sun City West, Arizona 85376-5315 E-mail:


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Marlene Jacobson

May 6, 2021

I will always cherish the memories of the times that I shared with Claudia. Her kindness and joy of life enriched my own life.