Lucille (Samson) Culbertson

Born: Sat., Jun. 30, 1934
Died: Mon., Apr. 1, 2019


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JUNE 30, 1934 – APRIL 1, 2019 She passed away April 1, 2019 in a care facility in Pendleton, Oregon. LUCILLE CULBERTSON was born June 30, 1934 on the banks of the Little White Salmon River in a covered wagon outside of Riggins, Idaho to Frank Samson and Dolly Jane Golden Dye. Joining a family of eight. Five girls and three boys. She grew up in Idaho, on the Clearwater River, her father worked in placer mining and as a farm hand. In 1944 they moved to Hermiston, Umatilla County Oregon. She went thru the third grade in country schools in Idaho, and thru High School in Hermiston, Oregon. Lucille was united in marriage to her first husband Ivan Leroy Morris December 8, 1951 in Hermiston Oregon. He passed away April 1978. To this union were born Clayton Morris, Rodney Morris, Frank Morris, Sonny Morris, and Debbie Rinehart. She was united in marriage to Harold Vernon O’Neil on July 16, 1971, in Lewiston, Idaho. He passed away in April 1987. She inherited a daughter Janie Enright. Was united in marriage to Ted Hubert Culbertson on July 24, 1993, in Pendleton. He passed away March 8, 2019. She inherited 7 more children: Naomi Ziesemer, Glenda Winslow, Cheryl Flint, Cynthia Huskey, Wanda Hodgson, Susan Lee, and Daniel Culbertson. She loved her flowers. She helped pastor 4 churches with her husband Ted in Winlock, Washington; Granite Falls, Washington; Pendleton, Oregon; and Lakeview, Oregon. She also helped serve along with her husband as visitation pastors for the Free Methodist Church in Pendleton and was loved by All! She worked as a mother, homemaker, and dietician at the state hospital in Pendleton, Oregon. Also as a caregiver for many years. She enjoyed being a mother and a wife most of all. She was converted in 1986 and served her lord with all her heart.  She was preceded in death by: Father and Mother Frank Samson Dye, 1952 Dollie Jane Golden Dye, 1965 Husbands Ivan Leroy Morris, April 1978 Harold Vernon O’Neil, April 1987. Recently Ted Hubert Culbertson, March 8, 2019 Son Rodney Morris, 1955 Daughter in-laws, Vicki Morris Judy Morris Sisters Ethelen Marie Peterson, 2004 Hallie May (Peggy) Lawson, 1987 Gertrude Elizabeth Lawson, 2010 Brothers William Otis Carlton, 1988 Carl Leslie Carlton, 1992 Brother in-law Leo Rodd Son in-law Tom Enright Great granddaughter Olivia Marie Shipman, March 17,1980   Survived by Sister Dorothy Ann Rodd Brother Franklin Dye Sons Clayton Morris, St. Paul, Minnesota Frank and Paula Morris, Pendleton, Oregon Sonny and Sandy Morris, Pendleton, Oregon Daniel Culbertson, Colorado Springs, Colorado Daughters Debbie and John Rinehart, Pendleton, Oregon Janie Enright, Echo, Oregon Naomi and Gary Ziesemer, Toledo, Washington Glenda and Dwayne Winslow, Pendleton, Oregon Cheryl and Byron Flint, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Cynthia and Jim Huskey, Weston, Oregon Wanda and Daniel Hodgson, West Richland, Washington Susan Lee, Colorado Springs, Colorado 44 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. Service to be held: Bethel Church, Pendleton, Oregon on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 9 a.m. 

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Elizabeth jane Bailey ( Deremo)
   Posted Sun April 07, 2019
So did love my aunt Birdy , Wished I could have seen more of her. She was such a loving lady and I remember so many Great things about her. She will be missed by a lot of people.

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