William Sell


(May 11, 2003)

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 16 at 10 a.m. at Ballard Funeral Home in Cody for William (Bill) R. Sell, 65, who died Sunday, May 11 at the Powell Hospital.

Mr. Sell was born April 14, 1938, in Winner, S.D., to Clarence and Katherine (Bergin) Sell. He was raised there and graduated from high school in Winner.

He joined the U.S. Army in 1957 and served in Germany. After his discharge, he returned to South Dakota, and then moved to Sundance in Wyoming. He married Ann Dillavou in Sundance on June 5, 1960.

In Sundance, he operated heavy equipment for the Crook County Road and Bridge Department. He then purchased Bill's Standard in Sundance and operated it until 1978 when they family moved to Baker, Mont.

They lived in Baker for two years before moving to Cody. Mr. Sell owned and operated the Gunbarrel Standard in Cody until 1996 when he and his wife moved to Powell.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was a past Cub Scout leader, past Noble Grand of the Odd Fellows Lodge, a member of the Methodist Church and a member of the Square Dance Club, all in Sundance.

Survivors include his wife Ann of Powell; daughter Lynn McGarvin of Arlington, Texas; sons Robert Sell of Greeley, Colo., and Russell Sell of Cody; brothers Clarence Sell of Mission, S.D., Lavern Sell of Sundance, Jack Sell of Fairfield, Neb., Roy Sell of Winner, Jim Sell of Witten, S.D., and Leonard Sell of Winner; sisters Katherine Man of Winner, Beryle Dvorak of Valentine, Neb., and Mary Schrader of Mitchell, S.D.; and grandchildren Jessica and Nicole of Cody.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Ross Sell; and brothers Harold Sell and Jerry Sell.

Burial will be in Cody's Riverside Cemetery.