Selvoy McNiven Fillerup, MD passed away in Ogden, Utah on June 26, 2023. Sel was born in Colfax, Washington on December 26, 1948 to Melvin McDonald Fillerup and Ruth May McNiven Fillerup.
He’s the oldest of seven children. He’s preceded in death by his parents, Mel and Ruth, as well as his two brothers, Melvin and Peter. He’s survived by his wife, Kristen Kay (Peterson) Fillerup, his seven children, Anders (Tammy) Fillerup, Selvoy Fillerup, Scott (Rebecca) Fillerup, Francis (Brenda) Fillerup, Eric Fillerup, Jocelyn (Joshua) Hakes, Peter Fillerup, seventeen grandchildren and his siblings, Jim (Diane) Fillerup, Karen (Dan) Flores, Sharon Fillerup and MaryBeth (Dane) Robertson.
Selvoy was raised in Cody, Wyoming and served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Johannesburg, South Africa. He graduated from Brigham Young University and attended Medical School at Creighton University, specializing in Otolaryngology.
He returned home to Cody with Kristen to raise their family where he had a successful medical practice for sixteen years. Later in life he closed his practice and ventured back into academia, earning a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Colorado. Throughout his whole life, he never stopped learning and adventuring.
His curious personality made for great adventures with his siblings in his youth and carried into his adult life. He and Kristen raised their children to have the same desire for adventure. Until the very end, Selvoy had a deep love for Jesus Christ and for his Heavenly Father. He served faithfully in various callings throughout his life and is remembered fondly by those who knew him in his faith community.
Funeral services will be held for Selvoy on Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.MST at the Orchard Ward Chapel, 1533 North 1075 West, Farmington, Utah.
Interment, Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Utah.
Services will be live-streamed and may be viewed at www.lindquistmortuary.com by scrolling to the bottom of Selvoy’s obituary page.