Selden McKee Malin

Selden McKee Malin, 67, of Dickinson passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017. He was born October 22, 1949 to Victor and Mary Malin in Texas City, Texas.

Selden was a lifelong resident of Bacliff and Dickinson, and a graduate of Dickinson High School class of 1968. He loved watching Gator football on Fridays and Aggie football on Saturdays. Selden enjoyed playing tennis, fishing, and cruising around town. He especially loved watching his girls play sports. Selden had been a car salesman with Gay Pontiac for many years and was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. He will be remembered for his contagious laugh and the smile that he carried with him all day long. Selden never met a stranger and made friends everywhere he went; he was so loved and will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, sister; Marcy Malin, brother; Victor Malin and nephew; Robert Smith. He is survived by daughters; Stacy Malin and fiancé Derek Brown and Courtney Malin, sisters; Melanie Malin, Melissa Smith, and Mekie Bedore and husband Craig, two nieces; Wendi Thomason and Kelsey Bedore; two nephews Kyle Bedore and David Thomason, great nephew and nieces; John, Sarah and Emily Thomason, and ex-wife and friend for always; Debbie Malin.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, followed by a funeral service at 6:00pm at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Dickinson, with Rev. Stacy Stringer officiating.

The family would like to especially thank, Melissa Smith, Melanie Malin, John Thomason, Rosalia and Angel Gonzalez, Christine Haddock, Ewa Sereal, and Rachel Cole (Traditions Hospice), for all the great care and love that was given to Selden.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Dickinson Education Foundation in honor of the Selden Malin Scholarship (P.O. Box Z, Dickinson, Texas 77539).


  1. Our condolences for your loss. May he RIP and watch over his loved ones from above.
    The Hinkle’s

    Julie Hinkle
  2. So sad, like losing a member of our in peace seldom,may perpetual light shine upon you.

    Bonnie Dues
  3. So sorry. Always enjoyed my time with Selden. He always had a smile on his face. Tom.

    Tom Watkins
  4. Mike and I are truly sorry to hear about Selden’s passing. Sending love to the girls and the rest of the family! He will forever be a bright star in our softball lives!

    Mike and Gen Meador
  5. So sorry to hear about Selden’s passing. I will always remember his beautiful smile and pray that he is at peace. My thought and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.

    Martha Salvato
  6. So very sorry to hear this. Selden was always laughing and brought smiles to all he knew. He will be missed. Prayers for his family and friends.

    Karen Crowder Martin
  7. Love you Selly! xoxo

    Wendi Smith Thomason
  8. Selden was such a great guy! His big smile, friendliness and kind heart will be remembered by all who loved him!

    Sue Fries
  9. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Karen Floyd
  10. My first memory of Selden was when he played for the Gators. I was a freshman at a Football game one Friday night and I saw him sprinting around the end with the ball in hand during one game . That was a big impression on me! I was fortunate to get to know him a little better around the tennis courts where he was always very nice with that big smile!

    A very good man with a big heart. I will miss him.

    Thomas Fountain
  11. We send our love and condolences to all of Selden’s family. As we grieve for him, I can picture him in Heaven with all the Angels. Selden made life better at DHS and we will never forget him.

    Connie & Frank DiBello
  12. My condolences to all Selden’s family, especially Melanie and Melissa who I remember from their dairy in Bacliff.
    Marcella Paisley Collins

    Marcy Collins
  13. The name Selden was enough to bring happiness and smiles to all who knew him. I was able to visit with him shortly before alzheimers stole him away from us, and it was a blessing. We laughed and cried about old times, and I hope he was as happy as I was when we parted. God bless you Melissa, and all who helped out, in caring for Selden in the wonderful way you did. Heaven has a new and welcome guest!

    Bob Wood
  14. Our condolences to all Selden’s family. Always enjoyed our talks in the store.

    Gene Kostka
  15. I hope you can take comfort in knowing that Selden was loved by many. I always saw him at the football games and will really miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Gus and Bonnie Emmitte

    Gus Emmitte
  16. I remember one Gator game in which Selden was running forward to the end zone while watching for the ball to be thrown to him from behind; He was” bustin’ his guts” to get to the end zone for the TD, but he didn’t make it in time. Everyone gave him the football equivalent of a standing ovation, because it was so obvious what a tremendous effort he had put into that awesome run.

    ann story
  17. Selden was one of those people that really made an impact on my life. He was 6 years older and treated me like a little brother. One of my fondest memories was when Selden insisted I take his brand new Firebird to the Clear Creek Prom that I had been invited to. As a senior in high school, this boosted my confidence immensely. Selden was always caring, friendly and generous. So saddened to hear of his passing. He will be missed.

    Tom Preseau
  18. May Selden be at peace and may Melissa, Melanie and all the other family members find comfort that he was so well liked. I remember his quick smile and wit and that in our early years, our families were so very close. My thoughts are will all of you today as you say good bye to Selden.

    Sylvia Paisley-Gee
  19. I will miss the quirky, spontaneous, insanity that only Selden could manufacture. You couldn’t help but smile when you were around him. A gentle soul. A true gentleman. A missed friend.

    Chuck Bulot
  20. I worked with Selden at Gay Pontiac back in the 90’s. He was cheerful and funny and I always remembered him by his blond hair and round glasses. Great Person, Great salesman. Sorry for your loss. I was just thinking about Gay Pontiac and I thought I would google.


    Irene Garcia
  21. I am just now reading about Selden’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss.
    I met Selden at Blinn College in 1968. We began dating and I just remember his beautiful laugh and infectious smile. We became engaged in 1970 and shared a long distance love for each other. Being miles apart took us in different directions but I will always have a special place in my heart for him. Please know that he was one of the sweetest human beings that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.
    RIP Selden.
    Lovingly, Missy Winn Aicklen

    Missy Winn Aicklen

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