A BRYMBO businesswoman and charity champion has died aged 65.
Jean Susan Seller (nee Rogers) ran a hairdressing business in the Wrexham village for more than 40 years.
Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in her 40s, she was also a fundraiser for the MS Society and had served on its committee.
She died suddenly of a heart attack at her home in Llay on February 9, a day before her 66th birthday.
Having lost both husband, Ken Seller, and father, Geoffrey Rogers, when they reached 65, she was looking forward to putting the age behind her, brother Barry Rogers said, as she saw it as a bad omen.
“After leaving school at 15 all she ever wanted to do was to be a hairdresser,” Mr Rogers said.
“She built up her business from nothing with many of her clients remaining life-long friends.
“Many of her customers not only discovered somewhere they could have their hair done, but also somewhere to come for a social gathering, simply a cup of tea or sometimes a sympathetic or compassionate word of comfort.”
Mrs Seller was brought up in The George and Dragon in Brymbo, which was managed by late mother and father Geoffrey and Gwyneth Rogers.
She went to Wrexham Convent Grammar School before receiving a scholarship at Romanoff Hairdressing College in Liverpool.
On qualifying, her parents set her up with her own hairdressing salon at the Venture Hall in Brymbo. In later years she ran her business from New Holme Bungalow in Brymbo, but recently had to retire from hairdressing due to ill health.
Mr Rogers said when he last talked to his sister she spoke of her relief at being about to turn 66. “We said goodbye and said we would be coming up next Thursday as planned to celebrate her birthday,” he said.
Mrs Seller leaves behind daughter Natalie Williams, son-in-law Craig Williams and grandson Findlay, as well as Mr Rogers and his wife Sheila.
Her funeral will be at Penrtrebychan Crematorium on Tuesday at noon.
Family flowers only and all donations in lieu to the MS Society.