Margaret Ruth Sellers
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Margaret Ruth Sellers
  • May 1, 1922 - February 4, 2017
  • Chula Vista, California

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Margaret Ruth Sellers



May1, 1922 – February 4, 2017



Margaret was born in Fullerton California to Joseph and Nola Conger. She had one brother, Edwin. She attended school in Fullerton and graduated from Fullerton Jr. College. She worked for the Selective Service/Draft Board from 1942 to 1944. She was called Ruth until she joined the Navy in 1944 where she served as a yeoman. While serving in San Diego she met and married Gurley Napoleon (Nap) Sellers Jr. on June 29, 1946. Nap’s naval assignments took them around the country until they settled in San Diego in 1954. They were married for 52 years until his death in 1998.



She was a devoted wife and mother who loved her family, friends and neighbors. She was a generous volunteer and active with local PTA, ninth district PTA, cub scouts, girl scouts, little league and the Republican Women’s Club. She enjoyed walking, reading, theater, needlework, sewing, gardening, card games and travel. She and Nap had season tickets to the Padres and Chargers for many years. Best of all she loved their RV and the places they traveled together. In retirement they travelled for months at a time to all 50 states, Canada and Mexico, exploring many National Parks and making friends along the way. She developed a love of the outdoors and though she was a reluctant adventurer she rode mules into the Grand Canyon and once capsized while kayaking on the Siuslaw River.



She embraced the golden years and cherished the life she and Nap created together. In the course of an “ordinary” life she created many extraordinary memories.



Along with her parents, brother and husband she was preceded in death by her grandson Alan Gait Cross and great-granddaughter Charlotte Cross. She is survived by her eldest son, two daughters Rebecca (Sellers) Sulzer (Dennis) and Melissa (Sellers) Raddetz (Ron) and a son Joseph Sellers (Connie); and her grandchildren Joe Cross (Amanda), Meghan and Timothy Raddetz and Evan Sellers, and her great-grandchildren Ian and Maggie Cross.



Graveside services and internment were at El Camino Cemetery.

























Margaret Ruth Sellers



May1, 1922 – February 4, 2017



Margaret was born in Fullerton California to Joseph and Nola Conger. She had one brother, Edwin. She attended school in Fullerton and graduated from Fullerton Jr. College. She worked for the Selective Service/Draft Board from 1942 to 1944. She was called Ruth until she joined the Navy in 1944 where she served as a yeoman. While serving in San Diego she met and married Gurley Napoleon (Nap) Sellers Jr. on June 29, 1946. Nap’s naval assignments took them around the country until they settled in San Diego in 1954. They were married for 52 years until his death in 1998.



She was a devoted wife and mother who loved her family, friends and neighbors. She was a generous volunteer and active with local PTA, ninth district PTA, cub scouts, girl scouts, little league and the Republican Women’s Club. She enjoyed walking, reading, theater, needlework, sewing, gardening, card games and travel. She and Nap had season tickets to the Padres and Chargers for many years. Best of all she loved their RV and the places they traveled together. In retirement they travelled for months at a time to all 50 states, Canada and Mexico, exploring many National Parks and making friends along the way. She developed a love of the outdoors and though she was a reluctant adventurer she rode mules into the Grand Canyon and once capsized while kayaking on the Siuslaw River.



She embraced the golden years and cherished the life she and Nap created together. In the course of an “ordinary” life she created many extraordinary memories.



Along with her parents, brother and husband she was preceded in death by her grandson Alan Gait Cross and great-granddaughter Charlotte Cross. She is survived by her eldest son, two daughters Rebecca (Sellers) Sulzer (Dennis) and Melissa (Sellers) Raddetz (Ron) and a son Joseph Sellers (Connie); and her grandchildren Joe Cross (Amanda), Meghan and Timothy Raddetz and Evan Sellers, and her great-grandchildren Ian and Maggie Cross.



Graveside services and internment were at El Camino Cemetery.