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Curtis Sapp

Dr. Curtis Sapp Dr. Curtis Sapp of Olympia passed away on February 3, 2013. He was born on August 12, 1950, in Seattle, Washington to Floyd and Betty Sapp. As a child, his family moved several times and he spent parts of his childhood in both California and Washington. He attended the University of Washington where he earned a degree in Pharmacy. During his undergraduate studies he married Linda Wolph. After completing his undergraduate degree he was admitted to the University of Washington School of Dentistry. He excelled in this environment and graduated as a member of the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. Upon completion of dental school Curt and Linda moved to Connecticut so that he could pursue a degree in Orthodontics from the University of Connecticut. In 1980 Curt moved to Olympia and opened Orthodontic practices in Olympia and Shelton. He would go on to practice as an Orthodontist for nearly 30 years. Throughout his accomplished career he was an active member in the Puget Sound dental community. Curt was a founding member of the Thurston-Mason County Dental Society where he served as an officer and president. He also worked on the cleft palate board for Thurston County with a team of specialists. Towards the end of his career he very much enjoyed volunteering as a part-time faculty member at the University of Washington, working with first year students. Curt was also very active within the community of Olympia. He was a long time Rotary member and enjoyed many of the local festivals and gatherings, including Super Saturday, Lakefair, Oysterfest, and the farmer's market. His hobbies included sea and river kayaking, snow skiing, working out at Tumwater Valley, playing with his dogs, and attending Huskies and Sonics games. He was also a blues and rock music enthusiast and had a passion for American made cars, especially Corvettes. Most of all, though, Curt enjoyed spending time with and participating in the lives of his sons Jagger and Hunter and his current wife Sharon. Curt will be remembered for his generous and gregarious nature. He is survived by his sons, Hunter and Jagger Sapp (Meghan), his wife, Sharon Sapp, and his sister, Cheri Enevold (Steve). Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 15, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1515 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98502. It will be preceded by a viewing, starting at 10:00 a.m. A reception will follow. For more information, please visit: www.FuneralAlternatives.org


Published in The Olympian on Feb. 9, 2014
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