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OBIT: Orile Viola Selke Grice

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  • Ray J. Bacak
    Orile Viola Selke Grice ORILE VIOLA SELKE GRICE passed away on January 29, 2007, in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Grice was born on October 21, 1921, in Houston, Texas,
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      Orile Viola Selke Grice
      ORILE VIOLA SELKE GRICE passed away on January 29, 2007, in Houston, Texas.
       
      Mrs. Grice was born on October 21, 1921, in Houston, Texas, to Oscar Otto Selke and Orile Mollie Medlenka Selke. She attended Travis Elementary, Hogg Junior High, and Sam Houston High School in Houston, graduating in 1939. Later, she graduated from Draghans Business College with a certificate qualifying her as an executive secretary. She worked at Rex Supply Company for four years and at Atlantic Richfield Oil Company for twenty-nine years. While at Atlantic Richfield, she served as secretary to the district superintendent of drilling and production offshore operations and, later, as an engineering technician for the drilling and production offshore operations; in both positions, she worked with co-owner/operators. Mrs. Grice attended Woodland Presbyterian Church, where she served as a primary department teacher and superintendent of that department for thirty years; she also served as trustee of the church. After Woodland Presbyterian Church closed, she attended South Main Baptist Church. She loved to travel, and she traveled widely throughout the United States and Europe.
       
       She shared her life with many dear friends, including Betty Morton, who was a special blessing. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, John and Elizabeth Grice; grandson, Charles (Charlie) Grice; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Billie Selke; nephews and their wives, Richard and Susan Selke, Ed and Donna Selke, Bruce and Cindy Selke, and Ken Selke; and nieces and their husbands, Carol and Mike Brophy, Barbara Selke-Kern and Homer Kern, and Amy and Tim McCay. Her parents and her brother and sister-in-law, Oscar Jr. and Edith Selke, preceded her in death.

      Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2/2/2007.
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