Homedale High School

Class of 1965



    Parents of Vicki Selders



Owyhee Chronicle

June 18, 1964

            Leslie ‘Buck’ Selders, 49, Dies Wednesday

            Leslie “Buck” Selders, 49, died early Wednesday morning in the Veteran’s hospital in Boise, after an extended illness. He was born Jan. 18, 1915, in Baker, Ore., and attended the Wilder schools. He graduated from the College of Idaho, Caldwell. He married Hollis Heath in December, 1940, in Caldwell, and they have resided in Homedale for the past 18 years, where he managed the Symms ranches.

            He was an active member of the Homedale school board for many years and a longtime member of the Presbyterian church. He was also president of the State Horticultural society in 1963.

            Surviving besides his wife are two children, Craig and Helen Victoria; two brothers, Frank of The Dalles, Ore., and Harold of Fresno, Calif.; and a sister, Mrs. Ida Pence of Bremerton, Wash.

            Also surviving him is his father, Glen Selders, Homedale, and his mother, Mrs. Floyd Blunt of Caldwell.

            Services will be held Saturday. A private commemorative service will be held at the Hillcrest Memorial cemetery. The memorial services will be conducted at the Homedale First Presbyterian church at 11 a.m., Saturday by Rev. George Keith. Services are in charge of the Peckham-Dakan-Davis funeral chapel of Caldwell. Interment will be at Hillcrest.


Idaho Statesman

June 27, 2003

            Hollis H. Selders

            Hollis H. Selders died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at a care center in Caldwell after a long illness.

            A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 30, at Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church, Caldwell, under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel.

            Hollis was born Sept. 10, 1916 in Caldwell, to Austin and Helen Heath, and graduated from Caldwell High School and the College of Idaho. She met Buck Selders in college, and they were married Dec. 21, 1940. She taught school in Garden Valley and Roswell and worked in Caldwell during World War II while Buck served in the Marines. After the war they farmed out of Homedale and Hollis taught music in Homedale High School. They were charter members and a driving force in the establishment and building of the First Presbyterian Church of Homedale.

            Hollis' gift of music was extraordinary, and she shared it unstintingly with her students and her church. She had a lasting and positive impact on her students, and they were still keeping in contact with her throughout her life. She conducted church choirs - mostly Presbyterian - in Homedale, Ontario, Ore., Emmett, Boise and Caldwell. Physically her life was a long struggle, but spiritually and in every other way she met life head-on and loved every minute of it.

            She is survive by a daughter, Vicki Bicandi and Skip of Homedale; granddaughter, Sarah and Steve Bautista and great-grandsons, Christian and Reese, all of Caldwell; a sister, Eloise Anderson of Boise; a brother, Norval and Billie Heath of Los Angeles; and a daughter-in-law, Sharon Selders and grandchildren, Jennifer, Stephanie and Laurence of Washington.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Buck, son, Craig, and her parents.

            The family suggests memorials to Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church, 14th and Dearborn, Caldwell, ID 83605; or the Hollis Selders Memorial Fund, Idaho Community Foundation, 210 W. State St., Boise, ID 83702.


Owyhee Chronicle

April 16, 1981

            A. Craig Selders

            Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church, Caldwell, for A. Craig Selders, 34, who died April 12, at his rural Caldwell home. Rev. Don Frank, pastor, officiated.

            Musical selections were "Holy, Holy, Holy" and "A Mighty Fortress" by the congregation. Sylvia Hunt was organist.

            Interment was in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Karcher Road, with military honors by the U.S. Marine Corps, Boise detachment.

            He was born April 14, 1946, in Nampa. He was reared and educated in Homedale. He joined the Marine Corps in 1964 and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged and then attended the College of Idaho, Caldwell.

            He married Sharon Palmer on April 3, 1971, in Seattle, Wash. They farmed in Chetwynd, British Columbia, Canada. They moved in 1978 to Longview, Wash., where he was operations manager for Stusser Electric Co. They moved in April, 1980, to Caldwell, where they owned and operated Idaho Lamp and Supply Co.

            He was a member of Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church, Caldwell, and the Western Idaho Model T Ford Club. He was the first president of the Model T Ford Club in 1974.

            Survivors include his wife and two daughters, Jennifer and Stephanie Selders, all of Caldwell; his mother, Hollis Selders of Emmett; and a sister, Vicki Appleton of Caldwell. He was preceded in death by his father.

            Memorials may be made to Mountain States Tumor Institute, Boise.