Mrs. Phyllis Culver Wilson Sanborn

Sanborn PhotoMrs. Phyllis Culver Wilson Sanborn died peacefully, surrounded by family, in Webster, Texas on May 23, 2015 at the age of 61 years.

Phyllis is survived by her husband of 18 years, David Sanborn; her son, Steve Wilson and fiancé Britany Tuggle; daughter, Emily Wilson Russell and husband Richard along with granddaughter, Emma; stepdaughter, Jennifer Rainey and husband Justin; stepson, Justin Sanborn; sister, Patsy Culver; and mom, Ruby Culver and numerous other family members. She is preceded in death by her parents, Perry and Ruth Culver; and brother, Dudley Culver.

Phyllis was born on August 2, 1953 in Sylacauga, Alabama. She graduated from Austin High School in Decatur, Alabama in 1971. Phyllis moved to League City, TX in 1982 where she was an active volunteer in the community for 30 years. In 1988, she found her true calling in education and worked in Clear Creek ISD for nearly 25 years. The achievement she was most proud of was serving the citizens of League City for 2 terms as a Council Member. Along the way, she made numerous friends, touched countless lives, and was deeply loved by many.

The family would like to a give a special thanks to her caretaker, Chelcee Marks, who became a part of the family by caring for Phyllis daily, throughout her illness.

Visitation is scheduled for 6:00-9:00 P.M. on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main Street, League City, TX. The Funeral is scheduled for 11am. on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at League City United Methodist Church, 1411 West Main Street, League City, Texas 77573, officiated by Pastor Joel McMahon, IV. A reception will follow at Bauerschlag Elementary, 2051 League City Parkway, League City, TX. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Phyllis’ life. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Phyllis’ name to the Clear Creek Education Foundation at


  1. David-
    I was saddened to hear about the loss of your wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this time of grief.

    Mary Beymer
    ESCO Corporation

    Mary Beymer
  2. David,

    So sorry to hear about your wife’s passing. Though I never had the privilege of meeting her it is obvious that she was a wonderful lady who will be missed by many.
    You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

    Herb Howell

    Herb Howell
  3. David, you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Phyllis was such an asset to CCISD. She was always the first to get her campus budget submitted each year. When my sons started at Bauerschlag Elementary, Phyllis was always there for us. She has been missed since her retirement. She is now in heaven watching over all of us.

    Jeff Kohlenberg
  4. David
    This is truly a very sad news. Losing a loved one, especially so young is so tough and I’m really sorry for your loss. With my deepest condolences, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Said Baydar
  5. David,
    Our prayer is that the Lord would comfort you and your family. May the memories
    you shared together last forever. God bless and keep you.

    Gregory "Bo" Daye
  6. David, So sorry for your loss. May God make it somewhat easier for you and yours. Terry Platt

    terry platt

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