Marva Keele Culver

April 15, 1946April 1, 2014
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Marva Keele Culver, age 67, of Katy, Texas passed on April 1,2014 at Houston Hospice.

Marva began her career as a Secretary at Lone Star Gas. She then worked at various positions at Houston Oil and Minerals and Tenneco. She ended her career in the gas business as a contact administrator with Amoco Gas. She was proud to have been one of the first women elected to the Houston Gas Men Association. She then began a career was a reporter for The Katy Times and The Fort Bend Mirror.

Marva attended HISD and graduated from Sam Houston high school in 1964. She continued her education at the University of Houston earning a BA degree in Journalism, Summa Cum Laude and membership in Sigma Tau Delta (the International English Honor Society) in 1992.

Marva is survived by her husband James L Culver. Her cousins Shirley Miller of Spring , Texas and LaVerne Ludwick of Tyler, Texas.. Her nieces Tina Culver, Deanna Culver, Stacie Culver of Smyrna , Tenn.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Waltrip Funeral Directors. Services will begin at 12 Noon in the Waltrip Chapel. Interment will be in Forest Park East Cemetery.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 5, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 5, 2014

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Marigel Morales

April 7, 2014

I had the honor of meeting Ms Keele, such a lovely lively lady. Thru all she always had a smile to give you. My thought and prayers with her husband, the two of them such an example of what a marriage is all about. I'll always carry her memory with me. She'll be missed!

Rhonda Aldrich

April 5, 2014

James, you were the love of Marva's life; you were her cuddly bear. She loved to talk about you and how safe she felt in your arms. Thank you for taking such good care of my friend and standing by her through that long, arduous journey of Cancer.

I love and admire you so much my Marvelous Marva.. My friend of many talents . I first fell in love with you before we even met. One day I opened the Katy Times and discovered a reporter whose magic with words brought life and light to other peoples' stories.

It was another two years of following your writing before I finally had the privilege of meeting you. And then it was like we had known each other a lifetime!

I marvel at your mastery with words and your skillful way with a paint brush. Indeed, you are one of the most gifted individuals I've ever met.

I miss you already. You were the most loyal friend; always making an effort to stay connected and to support me in skill my trials.

Your love for my children made me feel safe in the knowledge that they would always have you there to support them and cheer them on in their lives.

The world is poorer for having lost you... but richer for having known you.

Glenda Kinney

April 5, 2014

There is no unsung song with a true friend. Marva was this true friend to me and many others. I am grateful for the joy and laughter I shared with this beautiful woman.
Glenda Rose

George English and Melinda Harris

April 3, 2014

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Jim and Terry McMenamy

April 3, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Joy Davis

April 3, 2014

Thank you Ms. Marva, For your friendship, your love your smile your kindness to me, I will miss you dearly You will always be in my heart, until we meet again my best friend sleep well "Love"

Will and Doretta Gustin

April 3, 2014

In loving memory of a sweet remarkable person.