Erleen Gertrude Culver

July 9, 1915December 10, 2012

Erleen G. Culver, 97, passed away on December 10, 2012 in her West Sacramento home. Born in Oakland and having moved to West Sacramento at the age of 7, she was one of West Sacramento's longest living residents. Together with her husband (James-deceased) of 54 years, raised three children; Terri (Joseph) Culver-Escobar, Cathy (Phil) Crawford and James (Carol) Culver (deceased). She is also survived by 10 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild. Erleen is survived by one sister, Marion (Art) Olesen of Fresno, CA, and preceded by 2 brothers and 3 other sisters. She was also a survivor of Breast Cancer. Erleen worked for the Washington Unified School District for 39 years as a teacher, consultant and principal. She was a member of Soroptimist International of West Sacramento, Delta Zeta Sorority, Business and Professional Women's Association, the California Retired Teachers Association and a 75 year member of the California Parlor #22 - Native Daughters of the Golden West. Erleen served on the Grand Jury and supported many great causes including the Sacramento Hearing Society and The West Sacramento Historical Society. Erleen was an avid River Cats fan, having been a Season's Ticket holder since the team began. Known as a renowned International traveler, she also took much pleasure in playing Bingo and team bowling. In her spare time, she was a seamstress, having sewed for many friends, family and acquaintances. In lue of flowers, please forward any donations to: Soroptimist International of West Sacramento Memorial Scholarship, P.O. Box 94, West Sacramento, CA 95691. Viewing will be held at Harry A. Nauman and Son Funeral Home, 4041 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento on Sunday, December 16th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Harry A. Nauman and Son on Monday, December 17th at 1:00 p.m. followed by Graveside Service at Odd Fellows Lawn Sacramento, CA, where she will be laid next to her husband. Celebration of Life and potluck at her home in West Sacramento.


Erleen Gertrude Culver

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Kathleen McFarren

December 25, 2012

I was sad to learn that our former and long-time West Sacramento neighbor Erleen has passed away. My thoughts are with you, Terri and Joe.

Lisa Koehler

December 17, 2012

Terri, Joe, Kathy and all the rest of the family. So sorry to hear bout Aunt Erleen. I hope you all find peace and comfort.

Irene Perrigo/Eklund

December 14, 2012

My deepest sympathy to Terri and her family. Your Mother was an outstanding, caring person and will be missed by many. RIP Erleen, you earned it.

The Moon Family

December 14, 2012

You will be missed, Erleen. It was fun going to the games with you Terri and Joe. The trip to Kauai will be one of the best memories ever!
Forever in the heart:)

Lee & Kaye Carrico

December 12, 2012

Our sincere sympathy to you Terri, Joey and family. What the heart has once owned, it shall never lose.

The Curvelo Family

December 12, 2012

Erleen you were one special lady. I am glad that my family and myself had the pleasure of enjoying your visits with us. You will be dearly missed. My condolences to Terri, Joey and the family.