Delia Moreno Culbreth, 77, of Santa Fe, passed away Friday, March 5, 2010, at Mainland Medical Center in Texas City, surrounded by her loved ones. Born September 26, 1932 in Tyler, Texas, Delia had been a resident of Santa Fe since 1975. She graduated from Ball High in Galveston, Texas and worked as a secretary for 24 years until she left the work force to become a homemaker, dedicating her life to caring for her family. She was an avid bowler in leagues in Alvin, Galveston and Texas City. She enjoyed Bingo, Yahtzee and playing cards with her sisters, but her true joy came from spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Albert Joseph “Bosco” Culbreth Sr.; sister, Mary Reeves; and parents , Jose and Concepcion Moreno.
Delia is survived by her daughters: Nora Gagne and husband Bobby Sr., Kim McCurdy and husband Robert , Priscilla Ingram, and Laura “Red” Culbreth and partner Donna Record; sons: Eric Culbreth and wife, Laurie; Dennis Culbreth, Sr., Christopher Culbreth, Sr. and wife, Tracy; sisters: Angelina Ouellet, Rita Oakes and husband, Bill, and Beatrice Martinez and husband, Albert; brothers: Joe Moreno and wife, Josephine; Ramiro Moreno and wife, Lori; and Robert Moreno and wife, Helen; 25 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.
Delia’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 8:00 pm, Tuesday, March 9th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home in Galveston, Texas.
Funeral Service will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, March 10th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with Dr. Rick Smith officiating. Entombment will follow at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Nunee Oakes, Joseph Reeves, Mickey Ouellet, Eric Culbreth, Robert Gagne, Jr., and Brandon Culbreth.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Soriano, Timothy Gagne, Kristen Mahoney, Cameron F. Ingram, and Doug Walter.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff of Bay Oaks Nursing Home for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.