Selma Mae Hultgren joined her beloved husband, Howard Hultgren, in heaven on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at the age of 93.

Selma was born on Jan. 9, 1924, in Bettendorf, Iowa, to Frank and Viola Johnson. She graduated from Le Claire High School in 1942. Selma was employed as a secretary in Davenport Iowa where she met Howard Hultgren who was attending Chiropractic College. They were married on Sept. 21, 1946. Upon Howard’s graduation, they moved to Helena for their new adventure as a married couple. Once settled in Helena, Selma worked as a secretary and Howard worked as a Chiropractor. Later they moved to Billings, where they welcomed their two sons.

Selma was very active in the Eastern Star Club, and enjoyed her time as a dancer in the Daughters of the Nile. She dearly loved to take care of her family. From 1969 to 1971, she found her time as the First Lady of Billings very engaging. Selma was very involved with politics and would often volunteer at polling booths, as well as canvassing neighborhoods. Both she and her husband loved to partake in the activities associated with the Shrine, including the Black Horse Patrol.

Selma is survived by her two sons, Jeffrey and Randall (Tara) Hultgren, and grandchildren Stene, Kaari, Britta, and Soren Hultgren.

Service for Selma will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m., at Smith West Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to First Baptist Church of Billings.

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