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Eleanor Culberson (Abney)

Birthplace: Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, United States
Death: November 18, 2015 (85)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Leslie Abney and Adelyn Abney
Wife of James Vincent Culberson
Mother of John Culberson, U.S. Congress

Managed by: Tamás Flinn Caldwell-Gilbert
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About Eleanor Culberson

Eleanor Abney Culberson, beloved mother, grandmother and widow of Jim Culberson, passed away Wednesday, November 18th, 2015. Born in 1930 to James L. and Adelyn W. Abney, Eleanor embraced adventure and a love of learning her whole life. She spent her formative years as the daughter of a United States Navy JAG officer in Panama and then in Brownsville, Texas, where her father also served as an Assistant U. S. Attorney. After the war, the Abney family moved to Houston where Eleanor graduated from Lamar High School. She then went on to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque where she met Jim. They married in 1950 and returned to Houston to build a family. Eleanor focused her adult life on nurturing, encouraging and preparing her four children for life and by all measures did so very successfully. When time permitted, her other passions were travelling with her family and contributing to her community as a volunteer in Republican political campaigns and organizations such as the Houston Zoo Docents program. She instilled a love for learning, science and the natural world in all her children. Once her children were older, she began a professional career at Mobil Oil where she used her geology degree to help find offshore oil and gas deposits for future generations. She also worked in Harris County Constable Glen Cheek's office until she retired.

Eleanor is survived by her four children, Jimmy, Jennifer, John, Chris and two beautiful and talented granddaughters, Amanda and Caroline. She was loved by all who knew her and she will be sorely missed. A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, tax deductible contributions may be made in her name to Citizens for Animal Protection (cap4pets.org). Visit www.DettlingFuneral.com to leave online tributes. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/houstonchronicle/obituary.aspx?pid...

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Eleanor Culberson's Timeline

August 20, 1930
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, United States
August 24, 1956
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States
November 18, 2015
Age 85