Dera Marshburn Kubala, 86, of Wilmington, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.
Born in Richlands, NC on May 22, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Gus and Jennie Marshburn. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the gospel choir. Dera was always doing for other and trying to bless their lives.
Surviving, are four daughters, Bonnie Thompson (Gary) of Clinton, CT, Patricia Ann Kubala-Mills (John) of Portland, OR, Jean Susan Kubala, Kelly Wyatt (Phillip) all of Wilmington, NC; a sister, Mary Marshburn (B.L.) of Richlands, NC; nine grandchildren, Laurie Escamilla, Cindy Tavarez, Jesse Thompson, Meghan Moorman, Jennifer Harvill, Bryan Thompson, Jay Kubala, Tara Mills, Aaron Wyatt; and 8 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, MSgt (Ret) Joseph Kubala; a son, Allen Ray Kubala; three brothers; and two sisters.
A memorial mass will be 10 am Monday, at St. Mary Catholic Church with Father Robert J. Kus officiating. A private burial will be held by the family at a later date. The family will receive friends following the service, at the home of Mrs. Kubala.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice; 1406 Physicians Drive; Wilmington, NC 28401.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099