Carl Warren Selin, 87, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, surrounded by those he loved at his home in Hood River, Ore.
A service with military honors is planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mt. Scott Blvd., Portland, OR 97086. Pastor Jeff Mueller of Hood River Immanuel Lutheran Church will officiate.
Carl was born Feb. 23, 1927, in Berkeley, Calif., to Bertil and Ethel Carlson Selin. He grew up in Scandia, Kansas, where his father was a Methodist pastor and his mother taught music. The family later lived in Des Moines, Iowa, and Chicago, Ill.
Carl served our country proudly in the U.S. Navy from 1945-46 and the U.S. Coast Guard from 1959 to 1979. He was the director of athletics and also baseball and football coach at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. Carl retired as a captain in 1979, and was later inducted into the CG Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.
On Dec. 24, 1981, Carl married Dana Noble at the Stonington Methodist Church in Stonington, Maine. They lived in Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, Washington, Florida, Montana and currently reside in Hood River, Ore. They owned and operated the Maine Wilderness Canoe Basin and Maine Waterways-Deer Isle Sailing Center in Maine from 1973-1999.
Carl and Dana both enjoyed biking, canoeing, swimming and sailing.
Carl is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife, Dana; children Steve, Karen, Scott and Scotia; and nine grandchildren.
Memorials are encouraged to be made in Carl’s name to either Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hood River or the Pine Tree Society (pinetreesociety.org; 207-443-3341) in Maine.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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