OBITUARY

Dealma Steen Burkholder

September 29, 1939December 7, 2020

Dealma Steen Burkholder, passed away on December 7, 2020, at the age of 81. She was born on September 29, 1939, in Alvord, Texas to the late Bessie & W.T. Steen. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church-Bloomington and John Wesley United Methodist Church-Victoria.

She is survived by her daughter Rhonda Burkholder Hawes (Chris Hawes); granddaughters Faith Hawes and Christa Pompa (TJ); nieces Linda Wofford Kolar (Jerome), Kathy Wofford McPeters, Michelle Steen Clore (Kevin) and Trina Steen Bradley (Brent); and nephew, James Rapp (Michelle). She is also survived by three great grandchildren: John Clyde Hawes, Everly and Aubrey Pompa, and many additional great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Dealma is preceded in death by her husband John R. Burkholder, her daughter Rhoda Whatley (RW); sister Doretha Steen; brother Larry Steen; grandsons Cody Whatley and Richard Clyde Hawes. Visitation (8:30-10:00 am) and funeral service (10:00 am) will be Friday, December 11, 2020 at Colonial Funeral Home in Victoria, immediately followed by interment at Crescent Valley Cemetery, with Pastor Carl Westbrook officiating.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com.

  • FAMILY

  • John R. Burkholder, Husband (deceased)
  • William T. Steen, Father (deceased)
  • Jama B. Skaggs Steen, Mother (deceased)
  • Rhonda Burkholder Hawes (Chris), Daughter
  • Rhonda Whatley, Daughter (deceased)
  • Doretha Steen, Sister (deceased)
  • Larry Steen, Brother (deceased)
  • Faith Hawes, Granddaughter
  • Christa Pompa (TJ), Granddaughter
  • Cody Whatley, Grandson (deceased)
  • Richard Clyde Hawes, Grandson (deceased)
  • John Clyde Hawes, Great Grandchild
  • Everly Pompa, Great Grandchild
  • Aubrey Pompa, Great Grandchild
  • Linda Wofford Kolar (Jerome), Niece
  • Kathy Wofford McPeters, Niece
  • Michelle Steen Clore (Kevin), Niece
  • Trina Steen Bradley (Brent), Niece
  • James Rapp (Michelle), Nephew
  • Dealma also leaves behind many great nieces and great nephews, all of whom will cherish her memory.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 11, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, December 11, 2020

  • Burial

    Friday, December 11, 2020

Memories

Dealma Steen Burkholder

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SUE LYNN HATCHER

December 11, 2020

DEALMA WAS A WONDERFUL CHRISTIAN LADY.
HER CHURCH FAMILY WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE CARDS
SHE SENT US THROUGH THE YEARS.
SOMETIMES,SHE SENT THEM FROM HER HOSPITAL BED.
SHE WILL BE LONG REMEMBERED.

SINCERELY, SUE LYNN HATCHER

Debbie Frederick (Vitek)

December 11, 2020

I happened to be in Victoria visiting my mom when she mentioned that she saw the death notice in the paper. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I have fond memories of all the time I spent at your house (especially the slumber parties) and the visits to Garner State Park. Your mom always made us girls feel welcome. She was a great lady.
My sincere condolences,
Debbie

Donna Vanek (Migl)

December 10, 2020

I have such fond memories of your parents. The trip to the valley and visiting a strawberry farm was such a memorable event for me. Rhoda and I would watch from the tiny window from the camper, peering out from above the cabin! So much fun, staying at KOA campgrounds along the way-this was a major vacation for me since our family did not take vacations like ya'll did. Your family will remain in my heart always. With my sympathy, Donna.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY