Doris Culver Thilberg of Westhampton died at her daughter’s home in Toms River, New Jersey, on June 20. She was 91.
Ms. Thilberg, often referred to as “Meema” by family and “Ding” by her close friends and family, was born at Southampton Hospital on August 27, 1921. She was very active with the Westhampton Presbyterian Church, where she served as deacon for many years. She also enjoyed being a member of the Red Hat Society.
As a young woman, she was an avid equestrian and rode in the Southampton Horse Show before it became the Hampton Classic. Her love of horses and all animals was always apparent, according to family members, and it was reciprocated by a special cat named Miss Lilly and dog named Mr. Peanut, who never left her side when she visited her daughter and son.
Ms. Thilberg was predeceased by her husband, George Thilberg; her parents, Oliver and Helen Culver; her brothers and sisters, Wesley Culver, Sidney Culver, Jessie Winters, Sarah Hackett and Helen Coleman; a son, Peter Hallock; and a stepson, Neil Thilberg. She is survived by two sons, Zachariah Hallock and wife Judi of North Carolina, and David Thilberg and wife Willette of Hampton Bays; a stepson, Jeffery Thilberg of California; a stepdaughter, Penny Anderson and husband Carl of Minnesota; and a daughter, Suzanne Hallock Hehn and husband Charles of New Jersey. Ms. Thilberg is also survived by grandchildren, Zeb and Debbie of North Carolina, Rachel and Joel of Minnesota, Lauren and Ali of New Jersey, and Jonathan, Patrick, Dakota and August of Hampton Bays. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Emma, Cece and Darwin; and 12 nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the Westhampton Presbyterian Church on Quiogue on Friday, June 28, at 1 p.m., followed by a luncheon in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to the Westhampton Presbyterian Church.