Ethel Selyna Hovland HarrisEthel Selyna Hovland Harris, 86, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo, ND.
Ethel Selyna Hovland was born on June 27, 1926 in Lankin, ND, the daughter of Sivert and Emma (Askim) Hovland. Selyna grew up in Park River, ND, attended elementary school and Walsh Co. Agricultural High School, graduating in 1943. She attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and graduated in 1947. While there, she met her future husband, Bennett Harris, who was also a choir member. Selyna married Bennett on June 20, 1948 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Park River. The couple moved to San Francisco, CA, where Selyna pursued a career in music. Bennett passed away on August 31, 1985.