Melba E. (Samora) Beverlin

Melba E. (Samora) Beverlin of League City (formerly of Austin Texas) passed away July 15, 2021. She was born December 9 1920 the daughter of Lillie Lorene (Moore) Samora and father Francis Oscar Samora both deceased. She was raised near Yoakum Lavaca County Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard B Beverlin October 1 1922-March 16 1987 and 9 brothers and sisters and daughter-in-law Cecelia A Beverlin June 7 1946-September 11 2003. She is survived by her son Richard B Beverlin Jr and his wife Laurie A. Beverlin of League City. Grandchildren Richard B. Beverlin III, wife Rosemary and children Richard IV, Melody and Matthew of Leander Texas (Their infant son passed away James A. Beverlin February 14–September 3rd 2005); and John A Beverlin wife Lindsey and children Knox and Jane of Galveston Texas. Melba was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a long-time member of St Albert’ the Great Catholic Church in Austin Texas. The family wishes to thank her eucharistic ministers and caregivers.

In her honor there be a visitation from 6:00 – 6:45 pm, with a rosary and vigil service at 6:45 pm on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Crowder Funeral Home Chapel, Dickinson, Texas.


  1. May memories of laughter and love you shared bring you peace.
    Love,Claudia and Steve

    Claudia Nelson
  2. Melba was a very loving and caring person! She loved all her friends and helped all that she could! She was a very strong woman who did for herself in so many ways. Melba had a kind soul and a wonderful smile, she also had a good sense of humor! Melba and I had been neighbors for many years! She also cared very much for my son Daniel! We love you and miss her dearly!

    Joe Kapp
  3. So sorry to here of the passing of your beloved mother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this difficult time.

    Tom and Pam Hickman
  4. Melba was a sweet, kind, giving woman. She was so good to all the high school students of St Augustine High School in Grafton, Wv where her son Dick attended. I remember her spending countless hours making the cheerleading uniforms for our team. Dealing with a group of silly teenage girls couldn’t have been easy. She was such a sweet, patient lady to all of us. God Bless Dick and the Beverlin family. She left you all with such beautiful memories. Always in your hearts. RIP Melba. You will be greatly missed. 🙏🏼

    Maureen Morse
  5. During my “coming of age” years in small town Grafton, WV, I can remember Melba Beverlin so vividly as a kind, nurturing woman who was always there with a smile. It was like we were all her children. Her son, Dick, and I were in the same grade at tiny St. Augustine School for 12 years and, from 1st grade through our senior year, she was an ever-presence in our lives whether it was a school project, a basketball game, home or away, or one of the many church outings we all attended. Even though there were scoutmasters, she was also the guiding light for our Boy Scout Troop 52 and once even showed me the correct way to tie a slip knot, so I could achieve one of my few merit badges. Melba was an unbelievable Mom and a great friend to my mother. Most of all, she was a great Christian and I am sure is sharing her reward with her Creator today. RIP Mrs. Beverlin. You will be missed by all whom you knew and I never forgot how to tie a slip knot.

    Chuck Hussion
  6. Melba was the most kind,warm,friendly,
    mom in our neighborhood as a child growing up. She was always happy, positive and upbeat. She had a positive influence on all who knew her and she was an example of a life well lived.

    In Christ

    Tom Mc Gahan

    Tom Mc Gahan
  7. To Dick & Laurie, My condolences on the loss of your mother. I noticed that she was born the same year my mother was born, 1920. It sounds like she lived a long and fulfilling life. May you recall many fragrant memories of her in the days to come. Your friend, Will Hinton

    Will Hinton
  8. We loved Melba. Such a sweet and loving person. She was inspiring and meant the world to us.

    Pamela, Darrell and Madison Carter

    The carters
  9. I just found this. Melba was a wonderful neighbor and friend for many many years. My sincere condolences and blessings at this late date to Dick and family.

    Vickie O'Bannon

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