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Gary Don Curtis

Gary D. Curtis passed away at home on November 25, 2021 after a short illness.

Gary was born on February 3, 1933, in Hyrum, Utah to Leland D. and Ruth Thomas Curtis, the middle child of five. As a child, the family moved to Ogden.

In 1959 he married Patricia (Pat) Prelle and they settled in Riverdale. They have three sons.

Gary joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in 1958 and worked through the ranks of apprentice, journeyman and finally Master Electrician. Throughout his 37 years in the electrical trade he worked for numerous contractors finally retiring from Winward Electric in 1995.

He served in the U.S. Army; was a member of the Washington Terrace Jaycees serving in many capacities including President; worked as a civil servant in Washington D.C. for five years during the Reagan administration; and served on the local Board of the International Footprinter Association for many years.

He was an avid golfer and laid claim to 2 holes-in-one; a seasonal fisherman; a landscaper; a tomato grower extraordinaire; and a struggling artist.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Robert and Darwin. He is survived by his spouse Pat, their children and grandchildren Kelly (Olivia) Curtis, FL; Chris (Deborah) Curtis, TX; Carey (Jamie) Curtis, OH; Courtney (Clayton) Plute, OH; Chase (Sarah) Curtis, TX; Madison (Sam) Brunk, GA; Samantha Curtis, TX; Jordan Curtis, OH; William Curtis, TX; his brother Dee Curtis and sister Lana McCracken.

As a Celebration of Life, an open house will be held for family and friends at the
Riverdale residence from 12 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2021.

Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.leavittsmortuary.com.

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My dad, Eddie Hoffenbeck, thought the world of Gary. And he was always so nice to us kids. Maybe he and my dad will be able to play another round of golf in the Great Beyond.

Vicki and "Little" Eddie Hoffenbeck Dec 7 2021 12:10 PM

Gary was a great friend and golf bubby. I first met him when I joined the "Wasatch Wednesday Whackers" around 1996. We enjoyed many memorable experiences together.
As it turned out we were both very active in the Jaycees, in our respective communities. Later, while I was Utah state president, I invited him to join us as an international senator. He chose not to saying, in his self -deprecating manner of his, that there were people more worthy. He nominated another mutual friend (Bill Arnold).
I will remember Gary fondly.

Martin Van Nood Dec 4 2021 12:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Curtis

Jana and Mike Dec 4 2021 7:03 AM

Dear Patsy, I'm so sorry to hear this news. I pray God be with you and that you feel His comfort as you go through this time. With love, Judy

Judy Melick Dec 2 2021 10:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Curtis

Jan Kelly Dec 2 2021 3:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Curtis

Noel Larson Ford Dec 2 2021 2:24 PM

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Olivia Curtis Dec 2 2021 1:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Curtis

Michael Butterfield Dec 2 2021 1:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Curtis

Kelly and Olivia Dec 2 2021 12:37 PM

I am sorry to hear of the passing of my Terrace buddy. I am recalling numerous adventures that I had with Gary and other Washington Terrace boys. I will miss his phone calls remembering some of our adventures. he will be missed.

Cy (Sonny)Freston Dec 2 2021 12:23 PM

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