Elmer L. Curry was born in Ft. Scott, Kansas on January 2, 1930, and passed away November 5, 2012 from complications of a stroke.
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Elmer moved with his family to Mount Vernon in 1945. Elmer was the oldest of 6 boys born to W. Herschel and Laura Belle Curry.
Elmer was stationed in Japan during the Korean war rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant, receiving an honorable discharge from the army in 1952.
Elmer was a proud member of the Labors Union for over 58 years, starting as a laborer, then as business agent for Laborers Local 901, rising to assistant regional manager for the Labors International Union of North America, he also spent 4 years as executive director and lobbyist for the Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council.
Elmer was very active in the Democrat Party and was a past chairman of the Skagit County Democrat Party.
Elmer moved to SeaTac in 1974 but moved back to Mount Vernon in 2009 to be close to family. His greatest joy was spent watching his grandsons different sporting events, traveling, talking politics and going to the Elks on Friday night.
Elmer married Sonya Carson in 1953 and had two children Ron and Rhonda.
He was preceded in death by his parents W.H. and Laura Curry, brothers Leon, Harold, Fred, and Wendell Curry.
He is survived by his one remaining brother Earl and his wife Kathy, of Burlington. He is also survived by his son Ron Curry and his wife Joyce, their three sons Robbie, Matt and Joey of Mount Vernon. His daughter Rhonda Curry, also of Mount Vernon. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a life celebration for Elmer at the Elks Club of Mount Vernon, located at 2120 Market St., Sunday, November 11, from 1:00 to 4:00. Please come and share your favorite story.
Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company from Nov. 8 to Nov. 9, 2012