Roy L. Curtis, Sr.
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Vaughn —Roy L Curtis Sr, 76, was carried home by Jesus on September 8th, 2013 after a yearlong battle with cancer. A celebration of his life will be held September 21st, at 2pm at the Elks Lodge in Great Falls. Roy was born in Great Falls, Montana on September 6, 1937 to Jess and Mary Curtis. He graduated from Great Falls High after which he served two years in the Army Reserve. Roy married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Bosshardt May 2, 1957. They lived in Great Falls until moving to Vaughn in the fall of 1963. Roy worked at the Anaconda Company in Great Falls until it closed. After that his taxidermy hobby became Roy Curtis Taxidermy and he also started raising buffalo both of which he took great pride in until his death.
Roy enjoyed hunting, fishing, taxidermy, bowling and spending time with his family. In later years he could always be found manning his booth at the local gun and antique shows in the spring and fall. He loved his flowers and there were always fresh cut flowers on the table. Roy fed every squirrel and bird in the neighborhood.
Roy was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years in July 2013, his parents, siblings, and one grandchild. He is survived by his children, Esther (Mike) Odegard, Suzanne (Mark) Mattingly, Barbara (Mike) Rasmussen, and Roy (Shellie) Curtis, 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Peace Hospice of Montana.
Condolences may be shared at www.croxfordfuneralhome.com
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Sept. 15, 2013