PRESCOTT VALLEY — Della Lund Culwell, 84, of Prescott Valley died on Nov. 12, 2019, while surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Culwell was born to Paul Lund and Violet Reynolds on April 21, 1935, in Eagar, one hour after her twin brother. Together they weighed almost 14 pounds. The beginning of her childhood was during the Great Depression, and she said her family was "poor as church mice," but she was always happy and enjoyed spending time with her siblings and cousins. She loved music and loved to sing just like her mother. She went on to teach her granddaughters how to sing and play the piano.
She lost her twin brother in 1951 at 16. She married the love of her life, C.C. "Sonnie" Culwell, on Aug 7, 1953. They lived for many years in Casa Grande and lived in Southern California twice, at Diamond Bar and Dana Point. Her family owned a Hallmark shop for 10 years as well as a beauty salon. On top of being a homemaker she was an avid member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served many callings including Relief Society president, and she loved working with the young women's group. She cherished the time she spent with her grandkids and great-grandkids. Her family and her faith were the most important to her.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two daughters, Valerie Ramos and Pauniece West; a son, Randall Culwell; and four brothers. She is survived by a son, Charles "Bud" Culwell; a daughter, Lisa Culwell; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Visitation beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the LDS Church at 7073 Pronghorn Ranch Parkway in Prescott Valley, with funeral at 11.