Ronald Selden, 58, of Glasgow, Mont., died on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, near Fort Peck Reservoir.
A memorial service and potluck meal will be held at the home of Frank and Janet Sucha, who are long and cherished friends of Ron and his family, on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m., at 33647 Eagle Pass Trail, in Charlo, Mont.
A loving father and loyal friend, he was born on May 13, 1956, in Corvallis, Ore. He had a rich and varied life that gave him wonderful adventures that he would recount to his rapt family and friends.
He was a talented writer and story teller, which served him well as a reporter for the Missoulian, Great Falls Tribune and later, as a freelance journalist for many publications including Indian Country Today and the Missoula Independent. He had a strong sense of justice and strived to reveal the truth in every situation he covered. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1993.
More recently, he went to work for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks in various positions until he ultimately took the position of Public Information Officer for Region 6 of the Department in Glasgow, where he made many friends.
He was an avid outdoorsman and thoroughly enjoyed every place he lived in Montana and elsewhere. He took every opportunity he could to hike, fish, boat and hunt. He felt that he was truly at home and at peace while in the wilderness.
He married twice in his life. In 1981, he met Lisa Fleischer and they married in 1987. Together they had two daughters, Stella and Cecily. They divorced in 1995. Ron married Beth Brenneman in 1999.
A unique soul, he was a very kind man with a deep love of family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include two daughters, Stella and Cecily Selden, and their mother, Lisa Fleischer; his wife, Beth Brenneman; his father, Charles Selden and his wife, Sylvia; and one sister, Karen Addington and her husband, Marc.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ron's name to Montana Conservation Voters or HiLine Youth Hockey, P.O. Box 933, Glasgow, MT 59230. For any questions about the memorial, please contact 406-544-2613.