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Obituary for Marvin "Rusty" Russell Selby

Marvin Russell “Rusty” Selby, 63, of Denver, CO passed away June 15, 2022. Rusty was born in Emporia, KS, on September 14, 1958, to Marvin Selby and Doris (Hearn) Selby. The Selby family moved to Colby, KS in 1964, where Rusty was raised until graduating from Colby High School in 1977. After high school, Rusty attended Kansas State University, where he played in the marching band. After leaving KSU, Rusty moved to Dallas, TX, before settling for many years in Denver, CO. He also lived for several years in Goodland, KS before returning to Denver. During that time, he earned his Associate’s degree from Colby Community College.

Rusty was well known for his entrepreneurial spirit. He had many small businesses over the years, starting with paper routes, owning his own ice cream delivery business, the Yellow YumYum, and running a firework stand in high school. After moving to Denver, he held positions in accounting and computers for a travel agency. Rusty was an incredibly kind man with a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh. He was also renowned in his family for his intelligence and mechanical abilities. Rusty also loved dogs and enjoyed raising several beautiful Gordon Setters and Basset Hounds.

Rusty was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Hearn Selby, and brother-in-law, Brad Fredrickson.

Rusty is survived by his father and stepmother, Marvin and Bonnie Selby, of Linn Creek, MO; sisters, Gwyn Selby, of Dallas, TX, Gayle Fredrickson, of Kansas City, KS; and Glenda Coyle and her husband Steve, of Branson West, MO; nephew Cole Fredrickson; nieces, Carissa Sanders, Samantha Jones, and Elizabeth Jones; and 9 great nephews and nieces.

A graveside service will be held at the Beulah Cemetery in Colby, KS on August 6, 2022, at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Rusty’s life may make donations to The Humane Society of the High Plains, sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, P.O. Box 391, Colby, KS 67701. For information or to leave online condolences visit