Velma Catheryn Kulbeth
Velma Catheryn Kulbeth
  • August 16, 1921 - January 1, 2015
  • Stanfield, Arizona

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A light went out on January 1, 2015 when Velma Kulbeth passed from this life. Velma was born as Velma Catheryn Word in Arkansas to Orie Jane and John Word on August 16, 1921. She was the youngest of their 3 children. She married James Kulbeth and had 3 children of which survive her, Alice Johnson- McKinney of Stanfield, Larry Kulbeth of Tempe, Kathy Ripley of Gilbert, 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

For the past 3 years she lived in Stanfield with her daughter, Alice. At her death all three of her children were at her bedside. Velma had a fun loving personality and was always the center of attention. She loved to dance and teach her children and grandchildren how to dance. Her favorite thing to do was grow a garden and preserve her food.

She lost a long battle with Alzheimer's. In lieu of flowers a donation could be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 1028 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006, 1-800-272-3900, Please be sure and note the donation is "In Memory of Velma Kulbeth"

Her services will be held Tuesday, January 6, 1:00 at Valley of the Sun, 10940 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Chandler, Arizona.