Joanne Ruth Curtiss(1925 - 2013)

Joanne Ruth Curtiss September 12, 1925 - January 19, 2013 Joanne Curtiss was the last of her line. She was preceded in death by her parents Earl Byron and Ruth Meta Curtiss. Joanne attended school at Jefferson, Washington, East High and Bakersfield College. She was legally blind from birth, but blessed with a lovely contralto voice which she shared liberally with the Masterworks Chorale and the Methodist and Presbyterian Church choirs. Joanne composed music, wrote poetry, and drew tongue-in-cheek cartoons. She had a great sense of humor, and managed in her own home until the last two years. Friends will gather at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 9101 Kern Canyon Road on Thursday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. in the Garden Of Serenity to share memories and rejoice that Joanne is now at peace with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Feb. 12, 2013