In Memory

Laura Monson (Selch)

Laura Monson (Selch)

Passed away January 7, 1998 in Sacramento.

Laura Monson Selch
Woman Dies in House Fire
A Sacramento County woman died Wednesday morning in a fire at her home on Tembrook Drive.  The body of Laura Selch was found on the kitchen floor by fire officials who were summoned by neighbors about 6:30 AM, according to Dennis Plessas of the American River Fire Protection District.  Cause of the fire was not immediately known, but it apparently was accidental.  Flames burned the garment worn by Selch who had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Plessas said.  A neighbor, Lori Lamb, called 911 after smelling smoke.  She attempted to enter Selch's residence but found the doors locked.  Lamb and a neighbor, who had keys to the residence, extinguished the fire. [Sacramento Bee, 1-8-1998]