Colonial Funeral Home

1801 East Red River Street, Victoria, TX


Margaret Charbula Sunderman

August 19, 1924December 7, 2019

Margaret Charbula Sunderman was born August 19, 1924 to the late Alvin and Annie Charbula in Port Lavaca, Texas. She graduated from Port Lavaca High School and went to Houston to work for eight years for Fehr Baking Company, (which is now Colonial Baking), as a bookkeeper. She returned to Port Lavaca and met and later married David Morris Sunderman. They moved to Victoria, Texas where David worked for DuPont for almost 32 years. She worked for George Pickering Firestone for years and a brief time for Baumgardner & Morrison Co. She then moved on to Lack’s General Office for 13 years and then to McKinney Construction Co. for 12 years. She also was a volunteer at Citizen’s Medical Center since 1993, having volunteered in the beginning in 1958 thru 1961. She enjoyed tennis, bowling (winning doubles city championship two years in a row), cards, dominoes and Mah Jongg. She joined Trinity Episcopal Church in 1950, which was the year she came to Victoria. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 53 years, David; Sister, Isabella Charbula, and Brother, Air Force Retired Major Jesse F. Charbula. She is survived by two nieces, Martha Jayne Stafford and Linda Kaye Harter of Anchorage, Alaska; Great-Niece, Meredith Mengel and Great-Great-Niece, Robyn Kincaid Mengel of Wisconsin. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2019 from 9 to 10:30 am at Trinity Episcopal Church followed by the Funeral Service at 10:30 am officiated by Rev. Carrie Guerra. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. A reception will be held at noon at Trinity Episcopal Parish Hall following the graveside ceremony. We hope you will join us and share memories of this giving and caring person, much loved by so many. Serving as Pallbearers are Glenn Charbula, Steve Griffin, Mike Kocian, Doug Vrazel, Bill Bommer, Tom Faulkner and Mark Davis. Honorary Pallbearers are Edward Sunderman, Ricki McKinney, Larry Hollingsworth, Allen Lange, Dr. Joseph Long and Dr. Robin Adams. Memorial donations may be made in her honor to Trinity Episcopal Church, Victoria; Grace Episcopal Church, Port Lavaca; or to a charity of Donor’s Choice. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com


  • Alvin Charbula, Father (deceased)
  • Annie Charbula, Mother (deceased)
  • David Morris Sunderman, Husband (deceased)
  • Isabella Charbula, Sister (deceased)
  • Major Jesse F. Charbula, Brother (deceased)
  • Martha Jayne Stafford, Niece
  • Linda Kaye Harter, Niece
  • Meredith Mengel, Great-Niece
  • Robyn Kincaid Mengel, Great-Great-Niece

  • Glenn Charbula
  • Steve Griffin
  • Mike Kocian
  • Doug Vrazel
  • Bill Bommer
  • Tom Faulkner
  • Mark Davis
  • Edward Sunderman, Honorary
  • Ricki McKinney, Honorary
  • Larry Hollingsworth, Honorary
  • Allen Lange, Honorary
  • Dr. Joseph Long, Honorary
  • Dr. Robin Adams, Honorary

  • Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Grace Episcopal Church


  • Visitation Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • Burial Saturday, January 4, 2020


Margaret Charbula Sunderman

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Marilyn Sunderman Hunt

January 5, 2020

Margaret was our dad's brother David's beautiful wife. I always thought she looked like Queen Elizabeth! Memories of times spent crabbing at Indianola, and looking at which Chow Chow named Ginger was guarding the back yard. Rest in peace, Aunt Margaret.

Karen Lange

January 3, 2020

I met Margaret at Citizens Medical Center where she volunteered and I was employed there. We quickly became friends and had a lot in common. I was fortunate to be able to spend enjoyable time with her and helped her with some things. I’m sorry I won’t be able to attend the visitation or service, but please know I have very fond memories of her. May God keep you in His embrace.

Ricky and Carol Ann Lenz

January 2, 2020

Margaret was a dear friend of ours. She was a fine Christian woman who always had a smile on her face. We sat behind her in the same pew every Sunday for some 25 years at Trinity Episcopal Church, Eucharist Rite I. Margaret was one the reasons we joined
Trinity Episcopal Church. There was only Margaret and we will
greatly miss her. We know that she is in heaven now so that she can
join her husband David. May God bless the entire Sunderman family during your time of loss.

Beth Tuttle

January 1, 2020

I enjoyed having breakfast with your Aunt Margaret at Trinity on Sunday morning and talking to her I will miss her and now she's in heaven with your Uncle David God bless you 🙏 Beth Tuttle