Nov 262012

Our beautiful loving grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Margaret Emmeline Culver, entered into the loving memory of her Creator, Jehovah God, on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at 100 years and nine months of age. She was surrounded by her family and friends, and peacefully passed at home. A memorial service was held Nov. 21 at the Burbank Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Burbank, Calif.
She was born to Eli and Gillia (La Prade) Hosler in Winslow on Feb. 2, 1912, just 12 days before Arizona became a state. Margaret grew up in Winslow and had many fond memories and great stories of life in Winslow as a child and teenager. In high school she was a forward for the girls’ basketball team. She learned to knit, sew and play the piano. She loved horses, and often rode her horse up and down what later became Route 66.
After graduating from Winslow High School, she worked for a short time as a Harvey Girl at La Posada, one of the famous Harvey House restaurants and hotels along the Santa Fe Railroad. She also attended Woodbury Business Col-lege. She was a lifelong learner in The School of Hard Knocks and Experience. She went to work in the offices of the Santa Fe Railroad. In 1931 she was chosen by popular vote from among many girls to be the first rodeo queen in Win-slow.
On May 3, 1933, she and R.O. (Mickey) Noble were married in a sunrise ceremony followed by a breakfast recep-tion. In 1936, their son, Ronald Lee Noble, was born in Winslow in her mother’s house. In the following years they left Winslow to live in Needles, Calif., Barstow, Calif., and Grants, N.M., following Mickey’s work as a telegrapher for the Santa Fe Railroad. Finally, in 1943, they settled in Burbank, Calif., and she remained in the home they bought up until her death.
Once in Burbank, Margaret went to work for Lockheed as a scheduler and specialist. After working for Lockheed for 29 years, she retired in 1972.
On February 14, 1954, Margaret married H.E. (Red) Culver. They were married for 27 years until his death February 1981.
In 1961, Margaret dedicated her life to serving her God, Jehovah. She took every opportunity she had to share her faith and love for her Creator. She enjoyed going out in the door-to-door ministry and teaching others about the Bible. She was a spiritual source of encouragement to others.
Along with her deep love for her God, Jehovah, she loved playing the piano, gardening and traveling.
She will be missed and fondly remembered by all she loved and those who loved her.
Survivors include her sister, Gerri Kurtz of Chandler; her grandchildren, Kevin Noble (Linda) of Elma, Wash., Jason Noble of Lacey, Wash., and Darlene Martin of Crooked River Ranch, Ore.; her great-grandchildren, Michael Noble of Crooked River Ranch, Rachael Noble of Elma, Jon Layman of Lacey, and Katherine Martin and Talon Martin, both of Crooked River Ranch; her great-great-grandchildren, McKayla Noble and Hunter Hall of Elma; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She is also survived by her dear friend and devoted caregiver, Ys-abela Barco of Granada Hills, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eli and Gillia Hosler; her sister, Thalia Gondeck; her husband, H.E. (Red) Culver; and her only son, Ronald Noble.