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William "Bill" McCurtain

 

October 24, 2019

William "Bill" McCurtain, 98, of Rock Springs passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at Deer Trail Assisted Living. He was a lifetime resident of Rock Springs.

He was born March 24, 1921, in Rock Springs, the son of Alpha and Mabel (Huston) McCurtain.

Bill attended schools in Rock Springs and was a graduate of Rock Springs High in 1939. 

He married Mamie Blakely in Rock Springs Dec. 7, 1947, and she preceded him in death Sept. 26, 2010.

Bill was a United States Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II.

He owned and operated McCurtain Motors for 64 years, retiring in October of 2004.

His interests included spending time with his family, and he was a talented musician, playing the accordion, organ, bag pipes and the piano. He loved the outdoors, animals and music. He was a member of the B.P.O. Elks Club, Shriners Club, Fraternal Order of Eagles, American Legion Archie Hay Post No. 24 and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include two sons, Jim McCurtain and wife Deyda, Scott McCurtain and wife Karla, all of Rock Springs, two daughters, Susie McCurtain Cheese and husband John and Lori McCurtain Grube and husband Paul, all of Rock Springs, grandchildren, Jasey McBurnett and husband Matt, Matt McCurtain and wife Emma, Alex McCurtain and fiance Casey  Ebert, Shane McCurtain and wife Diana, Greg McCurtain and wife Heidi, Justin Grube and wife Sarah, Sean Grube and wife Anna, Daulton Grube and Branden Cheese; great-grandchildren, Carter McBurnett, Kellen McBurnett, Adalynn McBurnett, Max McCurtain, Brooklyn Grube, Bailey Grube, Bridger Grube, Blakely Grube, Colin McCurtain, Dominic McCurtain, Amari Bertagnolli, Alexis Bybee, Sonny Zeri, Byron Jackson, Divinity McCurtain, Xander McCurtain, Michael McCurtain, Taylor Egbert, great-great grandchildren, Orion Rolich, Brentlee Bybee; Extended family, Edgar Arana, Sandra Arana and Edgar Arana "Junior," Dale Blakely and wife Retha, Lila Boles, Patrick Blakely and Bonnie Tate.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mamie, his grandsons, Jeff McCurtain and Zachary McCurtain, brothers, Max "Cactus" McCurtain and Alfred McCurtain and sister, Maxine McCurtain.

The family of Bill McCurtain respectfully request that donations in his memory be made to the Shriners' Crippled Children's Hospital, Fairfax Ave and Virginia St. Salt Lake City, UT  84103 or to the Rock Springs Humane Society, 310 Yellowstone Rd, Rock Springs, Wy, 82901

Funeral services took place Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at the Broadway Theater in Rock Springs. Judy McCurtain Likwartz, cousin, officiated. 

Condolences may be left at http://www.vasefuneralhomes.com.

 

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