August 9, 2013

Marjorie Ann (Estes) Culp

Marjorie Ann (Estes) Culp, age 85, died July 6, 2013 in Belmont, CA from complications of dementia. She was born April 17, 1928 in Omaha to E. Forrest & Sarah Blythe (McReynolds) Estes.  The family moved to Lincoln when she was a child.  She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1946 and from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Elementary Education in 1950.  She was active in Towne Club, Sigma Eta Chi, and was a Phi Beta Kappa. She was married to CDR Chester C Culp Jr (USN retired) in 1954 in Adak, AKin 1954.  She especially enjoyed working with young children and was a kindergarten teacher.  She took great pride in raising her family and liked to travel.  She was a member of the Temple Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and the Nebraska Mayflower Society.  As a military family she lived on both coasts and also overseas in France.  She lived most recently in Chula Vista,CA from 1966 to 2010.

She is survived by children Michael (Shirley) of Centennial, CO; Chris of San Diego, CA; Anita of Albany, NY; and Patty of Oakland, CA; grandchildren Jennifer (Sean) Finerty, Janet (Eric) Redwine, David Culp, and Will Culp; great grandchild Conor Finerty; and sisters Betty (Woody) Brinkman of Lincoln and Barbara Laughlin of Omaha.  She was preceded in death by husband Chester, parents, sister Dorothy Munson and brother Jim Estes.

A Memorial Service will be held on September 20, 2013 at 10:30 am at First Plymouth Congregational, followed by interment of ashes at Wyuka Cemetery with her parents.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society or Alzheimer’s Association.



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