Larry Delbert Selk
December 20, 1961 an angel was born on earth. He wasn’t sent with words or a body that fully worked for him, but the purest of love radiated through his compassionate eyes. His heart shined a light,
like a beacon that surrounded those in his path with warmth from his gentle soul. This angel had a purpose on this earth, to be an example of love, to teach people never give up, to be happy, to forgive,
to believe in miracles, to believe in love, to bring hope into this world, to remind people to have faith and to believe in goodness. This angel with no words touched the lives of those he met, his essence was
that of serenity and he left his imprint on this earth just as he was meant to do when he was born perfectly made for his journey. Perfectly made, as beautiful as can be, an angel named Larry.
Larry Delbert Selk was born December 20, 1961 in Roswell, NM to Rachel Selk Martinez and Robert Gene Selk. Larry passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family in Albuquerque, NM on September 14, 2018.
Larry is survived by his mother Rachel Martinez of Roswell, NM, his sisters Cecilia Garcia, Betty Sanchez, Christina Martinez, Lisa Selk of Roswell, NM, and Margaret Jauregui of Salinas, California. Survived also by his brothers
Tommy Martinez, Mario Gamboa, and Daniel Martinez. Larry is survived in his home in Albuquerque, NM by his sister Rani Rubio and his nephews Ricardo Rubio and Teagan Gonzales. Larry was preceded in death by
his Father Robert Selk, his sister Beverly Selk and his brother Johnny Martinez.
Larry loved his family, he also enjoyed being in nature, taking long drives or going for walks. Larry loved dogs, his buddy Dobbie stood by his side and often sat at the side of his bed, Lexi also checked in on Larry.
Larry was the kind of person that everyone loved and enjoyed being around. He had a smile that would fill your heart and appreciated everything in this life and he immensely enjoyed the company of all the people
who filled his day. Some of Larry’s devoted friends include: Gabriel Cobos, lifelong friend Deborah Brown, Denise Haynes and Barbara Benham, very special friend Priscilla Sutherland, not forgotten friend Renee Canales,
caregivers, Mireya Avalos, Bozena Popovich, Angela Salazar, Maribel Mendoza, Alisha Deherrera, Luz Vinas. A special thank you to Roadrunner health care, Jennifer Keck and her nurses, especially Cara Hammond they
were angels in Larry’s life and provided the absolute best care and compassion for Larry. A special thank you to Davon Knackstead CNP who always had Larry’s best interest at heart and was so kind and caring with Larry.
A warm thank you to Carl and Marianne Bettinger, Greg Chase and family, Tom Lilley, John Atwood, Rickii York, and Chip Stone for their advocacy and support in Larry’s life.
Serving as pallbearers will be Tommy Martinez, Roman Cobos, Ricardo Rubio, Teagan Gonzales, Mario Gamboa, Gabriel Garcia, Javier Garcia, and Phillip Salazar. Honorary pallbearers will be Daniel Martinez, Sabino Lazos,
Eric Rakers, and Noah Cobos. Thank you to all those not listed but still very important people in Larry’s life, never forget, Larry loved you all.
Viewing will be held Friday, September 21, 2018 at Ballard Funeral Home 12:00-5:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Ballard Chapel, with funeral procession immediately
following to South Park Cemetery. Reception to be held at the Unity Center at 108 E Bland St. from 12:00-4:00 p.m.
My condolences to the family. May you find solace in knowing God is near to you at this difficult time. ~ Psalm 34:18
I'm so sorry for your loss and thank you for always remembering my sister. When I heard he had passed I said now hes with Renee and she is so happy to see him. She loved him so so much!!
Melissa R CanalesRoswell, NM