Murrey William Selk’s Memorial Service
In the early morning of March 16, 2023, Murrey passed away peacefully in his sleep. He was 53 years old. Murrey was born in Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California on January 18, 1970. He was the third child of Gary and Muriel Selk.
His family moved to Miles City in 1978, and he graduated from Custer County District High School in 1988. After high school, Murrey attended Miles Community College for a year before transferring to Montana State University in Bozeman.
He returned to Miles City and married Denise Kuchynka. They moved to Boise, Idaho where he worked for a large roofing company. After a few years in Boise, they moved back to Miles City and Murrey worked for his dad at Selk Construction. Murrey and Denise were blessed with three children, Kristen, Brandon, and Ryan. Denise passed away in 2016.
In addition to teaching at Pine Hills school and CCDHS, Murrey was a well known and beloved coach in his community, leading teams in many different sports: soccer, baseball, basketball, football, softball and Special Olympics.
While coaching softball, he met Holly Finley. They were married in 2019 and he gained two more daughters, Arena and Autumn Porter. Murrey and Holly coached softball and Special Olympics together. He loved all of his kids and loved doing this with Holly. One of Murrey’s dreams was to coach a team of orphans.
The family moved out to Sunday Creek where Murrey got to live another one of his dreams, living in the country. Murrey worked in the construction industry and, according to his father, he was the best in his field. He was meticulous and a perfectionist.
Murrey was preceded in death by his first wife Denise, his dad Gary, his grandparents, and many aunts and uncles, who were very special to him.
Murrey is survived by his loving wife Holly, his children Kristen (Caleb) Selk-Smith, Brandon Selk, Ryan Selk, Arena Porter, Autumn Porter, his mother Muriel, his brother Marvin (Lisa) Selk, his sister Janet (Blane) Christopherson, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and several great nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 24, 2023 at 1:00 pm at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home. A reception at the First Baptist Church will follow the memorial service. Condolences can be made to the family by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Murrey’s honor to the Special Olympics. Donations may be made online by visiting https://support.specialolympics.org/a/montana?SelectedFrequency=4&ms=IDMP_MONTHLY_WEB&utm_source=web&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=IDMP_MONTHLY