Jack Richard Selander, Jr of Hewitt Texas passed away peacefully Saturday evening the 26 of February of pneumonia, at the age of 73. He was preceded in death by his mother Elaine Affleck (Zitting) Selander, his father Jack Richard Selander, sister Janice (Selander) McEntire, and stepson Larry Shane Sainsbury. He is survived by his wife Carol Ann (Lambert) Selander; his children Carrie Lyn Selander-Pink, Jamie Lee Creekmore, Marcus Ian Selander, Jodie Ann Garlick, Matthew Ryan Selander, Michael Evan Selander, Lauren Amy Elmy, and stepson Guy Lawrence Sainsbury II; his brother James Gregory Selander, sisters Laraine Anderson and husband Andy, Larue Wade and Husband Jim, Claudia Niu and husband Daniel, Julie Fleming and husband John.
Jack was born in Salt Lake City, Utah Dec 30, 1948. He grew up in North Ogden, Utah and Graduated from Weber High School in 1967; then attended Utah State University.
He was drafted into the Army in 1969. He served in Germany and Fort Bragg North Carolina as Field Radio Repairman, Radio Repairman, Tact Comm Chief and Traffic Manager. He also attended Flight School in Texas. Jack received the National Service Medal, Good Conduct medal 2d Award, Expert Badge M-16, Army Commendation and was soldier of the year while serving in Fort Bragg. He was honorably discharged in 1977.
He than went to work in the Defense Industry as a Technician, Quality Manager, Configuration Manager, and Data Manager; working for Hercules Incorporated in Magna, Utah; Intermarine USA (Hercules partner) in Savannah, Georgia; Hercules Incorporated in McGregor, Texas; and Raytheon and L-3 Communications in Waco, Texas. Jack attended the University of Utah while working in Magna, Utah. He retired in 2014 to spend time with his wife.
Jack and Carol were married on May 24, 1985 in Taylorsville, Utah and sealed for all eternity in the Jordan River Temple in West Jordan, Utah May 23, 1987. He served in many capacities in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved the gospel. Jack enjoyed traveling and meeting people. As an avid conversationalist he would talk your ear off. He was very compassionate, loved to talk on the phone, and was always available to lend a helping hand. Most of all he was devoted to his wife, supporting and aiding her in all her endeavors.
Jack will be remembered by many and cherished by his loved ones.
Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Friday March 11, 2022 at the Waco Memorial Mausoleum Chapel at 6623 South Interstate 35, Robinson, TX. Funeral Service at 11 AM on Saturday March 12 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 300 Ritchie Rd in Hewitt, TX with Interment immediately following at the Waco Memorial Park.
Virtual Service Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRhJsBhzYQuLPHfrTj_k16A
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