Green River Star -

Ray Curtis

 

March 10, 2022

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Ray Curtis

Ray Curtis, 92, passed away Wednesday March 2, 2022 at his home in Green River, Wyoming. Mr. Curtis was a resident of Green River, Wyoming for 47 years and former resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

He was born July 9, 1929 in Cortland, New York; the son of Ray Clifford Curtis and Minnie A. Moot.

Mr. Curtis attended schools in South Olselic, New York and was a 1946 graduate of Oneida High School. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University.

He married Mary Fern Kent June 2, 1951 in Oneida, New York and she preceded him in death March 24, 2019 in Green River, Wyoming.

Mr. Curtis worked for General Chemical for 38 years and retired June 1, 1988 as a Manager of Engineering.

He enjoyed square dancing; traveling; woodworking; volunteering at AARP tax , family Christmas vacations and delivering Meals On Wheels to senior citizens for 28 years. Ray said "some of my happiest moments were my wedding day; promotions I received during my tenure at work and associations with people at church."

Mr. Curtis was a member of Rotary Club and also served as President.

He was a member of Union Congregational Church (UCC), he served his church as a Deacon; Elder, Trustee and Church-Bell Choir Member.

Mr. Curtis served on the Board of Directors for Golden Hour Senior Center in Green River, Wyoming.

Survivors include his three sons, John A. Curtis and wife Annie of Green River, Wyoming; Ron J. Curtis and wife Denise of Rose Hill, Kansas; Gary A. Curtis of Smyrna, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Nanette; Michael; Maegan; Nichole and husband Tyler; Rayne; eight great-grandchildren, Trace Fossi; Dayton Fossi; Evelyn Fossi; Tyler Arnett; Brooke Arnett; Cohen Arnett; Kyra Curtis; Rayden Curtis.

He is preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Friday, March 11, 2022 at Union Congregational Church, (UCC), 350 Mansface Street, Green River, Wyoming. Interment will be at Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services.

The family respectfully requests donations be made in Ray's memory to Untion Congregational Church, UCC, 350 Mansface Street, Green River, Wyoming 82935 or www. unioncongregationalucc.org web page or through Paypal through link on church Facebook page or to Golden Hour Senior Center, 550 Uinta Drive, Green River, Wyoming 82935 or goldenhoursc.com web page.

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

 

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