Selmer Pederson obituary

With love in our hearts we announce the passing of a husband, Selmer, of 71 years to Georgiana; a father to Michael and Cindy (Steve) a grandfather to Kjell (Elise), Erica (Talon), Kendall (Steve) and a great grandson Grayson, Morgan (Chris); a brother-in-law to Jack (Helen), Vonnie (John); an uncle to nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Selmer loved all sports (played handball and football) but football was his favorite. He played defensive safety for the University of Wyoming Cowboys '49-'51. He played on the 1950 Gator Bowl Team that beat Washington and Lee. He was also selected to play in the North- South All Star game in the Orange Bowl on Christmas Day in Miami, Florida. He was inducted into the University of Wyoming Athletic's Hall of Fame on Sept. 16, 1964 with The Gator Bowl Team of 1950 and again on Sept. 14, 2012 as an outstanding safety.

His profession, as an exploration geologist, gave him the opportunity to travel around the world exploring for oil and gas. First in the Rocky Mountain states and then in Indonesia, Philippines, Spain, Spanish Sahara, Guatemala, Colombia, Argentina, South Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Celebration of Life: Aug 14, 2022 11am - 1:30pm
Club House at Stoney Brook
4601 S. Yosemite Street, Denver, CO 80237
Memorial Service: Monday, August 15, 2022 9:30am
Ft. Logan National Cemetery
3698 S. Sheridan Blvd. Staging Area B, Denver, CO
In lieu of flowers contributions in Selmer's name would be appreciated to the University of Wyoming Foundation; American Heart Society; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; or a charity of your choice.