Marlene Mabel Selby

April 1, 1923 –  December 23, 2011 

Marlene Mabel Selby of Young Street died Saturday, December 24, 2011 at Littleton Hospital following a period of declining health. She was 88.

Born on April 1, 1923 in Bakersfield, VT, she was the daughter of Gerald G. and Mabel M. (Plumb) Maynard.

Her first husband Gerald Betteres was killed in World War II. She subsequently married Arthur Selby on July 21, 1946. He died January 6, 2004.

Mrs Selby was a homemaker and a longtime resident of North Woodstock.

In earlier years, she worked as a clerical clerk with the Vermont Central Railway. After moving to NH, she worked at the Franconia Paper Company in Lincoln, then as a cashier at the First National Store in Plymouth and as a front desk clerk and assistant manager at the Holiday Inn in Plymouth.

She enjoyed knitting, sewing, cooking, and the company of her cats.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in North Woodstock for over 55 years.

Besides her husband, she is pre-deceased by her son Gerald Thomas Selby who died September 23, 2008.

She is survived by

Three grandchildren: Patty Jo Arsenault of Fayetteville, TN, Jon Thomas Selby and his wife Shannon Bernard of Des Moines, Iowa and David Desrosiers of St. Petersburg, Fl.

Two great-grandchildren: Geron Thomas Selby of Des Moines, Iowa and Kenneth Arsenault of Fayetteville, TN

A brother, John Maynard, & his wife, Pat, of North Woodstock

Nephews Dana Maynard of Campton, Scott Maynard of North Woodstock, and Michael Martin & his wife Jori of Lincoln.

A niece ,Barbara Wiggett, & her husband, Edward, of North Woodstock, NH.

Several grand-nieces and grand-nephews

A cousin,Judy Marrien, of Littleton, NH A funeral service will be held at 11am Thursday, December 29 at Fournier-Hale Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, North Woodstock, NH.A calling hour will be held from 10-11am at the funeral home prior to the service. Burial will be at the family plot at Woodstock Cemetery in the Spring. Online guestbook at

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