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Dora Vilate McCulla

08/03/1922 - 12/14/2018
Service Date: 12/21/2018
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr. Mesa, Arizona
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

  Dora Vilate McCulla of Mesa, AZ passed away on December 14, 2018 at the age of 96.  She was born August 3, 1922 in Heber, AZ to Jared and Lucy Porter.  Her family eventually moved to Mesa, AZ where she graduated from Mesa Union High School in 1940.  Dora married the love of her life, Veryl C McCulla, on December 18, 1943.  Dora’s leadership skills and compassion for helping others was evident in her active role with Mahnah Club in the mid-late 60’s; served as past president of American Business Women’s Association; as a Mary Kay Lead Consultant; and as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. 

  She is preceded in death by her husband, Veryl C McCulla in 1980; her two sisters (Thelma and Elsie) and her two brothers (Vernon and Richard).  She is survived by her three sons; Gary (Cynthia) of Mesa, AZ; Ronald (Jo) of Cashton, WI; and Donald (Kathy) of Mesa, AZ.  She is also survived by 8 beautiful grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 3 great great-grandchildren whom she loved and adored.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM and Funeral service December 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM at  Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E. University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85213.  Interment at Mesa City Cemetery, 1212 N. Center St. in Mesa.


  • Kenneth & Marty Vanderford

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to family during this difficult time.

  • So sorry for your loss. Hard to loss a grandma. Breaks your heart. Praying God’s comfort at this difficult time.

  • Mary Lynn Kingry

    You know you are all in our our thoughts and in our hearts!!! We could not be there tonight but we will be there tomorrow. Dora was such a beautiful lady inside and out and we know she will be dearly missed by all.

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