Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Anna Ciara Lucienne Laurellyn, 72, of Caldwell County, Texas, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, with family at her side. Anna Ciara was born Cynthia Beatrice Brownlee on Oct. 1, 1939, in Maghull, United Kingdom and immigrated with her family to the United States in 1958.
After marrying Bobby Carroll Selby in Amarillo, Texas, in 1960, she moved with her husband to the Austin area in 1963. Together they moved to Caldwell County in 1998 to be near family.
She enjoyed spending time with family, corresponding with friends, reading, listening to classical music, playing the piano, and caring for her pets.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bobby Carroll Selby (2008); parents, Leonard Arthur Brownlee and Elsie Whittall Brownlee; and stepfather Richard Pinkley.
She is survived by son, Kim Lawrence Selby and wife, Wanda Carlisle-Selby, of Caldwell County; son, Leonard Ian Selby and fiancé Becca Churton, of Chandler, Ariz.; brother, Geoff Brownlee and wife, Gayle Brownlee, of Acworth, Ga.; sister, Christine Baldock and husband, Tony Baldock, of Ireland; grandchildren, Casey Carlisle and wife, Laura Carlisle, of Lockhart, Texas, Kariah Selby and Kamron Selby, of Caldwell County; and great-grandchildren Carmen Murphy, Destanie Baker, and Reagan Carlisle of Lockhart, Texas. Survivors also include sister-in-law, Dr. Lanelle Selby Taylor and husband, Don Taylor, of Raleigh, N.C.; nieces, Christy Wise, Annette Archer, Noelle Talley and Tina Bah; and nephews, David Brownlee and Clifford Baldock.
A future graveside service will be held at San Marcos Cemetery in San Marcos, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to a worthwhile human or animal charity.
Arrangements are under the care of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan Street, Lockhart, TX 78644. (512) 398-4791.
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