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DOWNEY – Camilla Faye Selig, also known as “Grandma Tookie,” born May 27, 1919 in the small town of Cecil, Ark., passed away on Nov. 16 at the age of 93.
She resided in Downey at the time of her passing.
She met her husband, Adolph Henry, in Fort Smith, Ark., and married on July 6, 1943. The family relocated to California in the late 1940s and settled in Los Angeles. Their only son, Larry Adolph, was born in October of 1949.
Her husband, Adolph, passed away suddenly in 1957 and she raised her son with the help of family.
Tookie managed property for many years. Her son, Larry, passed away after a battle with cancer in March of 2012.
She is survived by her granddaughters, Julie Waters and Diana Selig; and great-grandchildren, Johnathan Waters, Zachary Waters and Jessica Simkins.
Published: November 29, 2012 – Volume 11 – Issue 33