2002-01-16 / Obituaries

Muriel Mosher Culbert

Muriel Mosher Culbert died Sunday January 13, 2002 at Bon Secours Hospital in Venice, FL after a long illness.

She was born Muriel Aimee Mosher on May 21, 1914 on Mountain Ave. in Cold Spring, NY to Guy W. and Aimee Reid Mosher. She was descended from Montauk Indian Sachem Wyandanch and had several Revolutionary War ancestors, including William Mosher, who was active in the Battle of White Plains. Her Philipstown ancestors included the VanTassels, Haights, Nelsons, Baileys, and Crofts. She graduated from Peekskill HS in 1933 and attended Peabody College in Nashville, TN. She was a champion breast stroke swimmer and was in training for the 1935 Nationals when she broke her kneecap in an auto accident. In 1940 she was married to Edward Webber Culbert, who she met while they were acting in a local play.

Mrs. Culbert was active in community affairs in Cold Spring as President of the PTA, Girl Scout Leader, and Financial Secretary of the Cold Spring Methodist Church. She worked as a secretary in NYC and in Carmel and as bookkeeper for her husband’s business, the Philipstown Garage. Later she worked on the assembly line and then in the office for Sonotone Corp. (Marathon Battery Co.) She was the only woman to be moved by Marathon when the plant relocated in Waco, TX where she acted as Traffic Manager until her retirement in 1980.

Upon retirement Mrs. Culbert relocated to Venice FL. where she became active in the Country Clubs Estates Grandmother’s Kitchen Band, playing a variety of instruments over many years. She won a medal for swimming in the Senior Olympics in Sanford in 1982.. She had many hobbies, including china painting, sewing, crocheting, furniture refinishing and other home improvements.

She was predeceased by her husband in 1975 and a sister, Dorothy Teschmacher in 2000. She is survived by a daughter, Judith Darcy Walker of Cold Spring and Venice, FL ; a son, Kenneth of Canton, MA; granddaughters, Christie and Amanda Culbert of Canton and Norwood, MA; and by an elder sister, Elizabeth Jett of Laconia, NH, and a younger brother, George Mosher, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada and several nieces and nephews.

She will long be remembered for her spirit of adventure and her kind and tolerant nature and she will be greatly missed.

Remains will be cremated and buried in the family plot in Cold Spring. The family plans to hold a memorial service this Spring. Donations may be made in her name to the Philipstown Ambulance Corp or the Cold Spring Fire Dept. or Bon Secours-Venice Hospital, 540 The Rialto, Venice, FL 34285.

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