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Vesta Curtis

Vesta Leona Curtis August 1, 1922 - January 6, 2013 Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Vesta Leona Curtis went peacefully to be with the Lord on January 6, 2013. She had celebrated her 90th birthday in August with most of her family present. Vesta was born in Gardiner, Maine where she grew up and raised her family. When their children moved to California, mom and dad followed in 1964 and lived in Southern California for many years. She worked as a Cashier/Clerk at the Friedman DDS in Los Angeles for over 20 years. Mom and Dad retired in 1985 and moved to Visalia, CA to be near their 4 children. Vesta enjoyed attending church which included Visalia First Assembly, Gateway Church, and various churches in the area where she loved to sing. She sang with the Senior Group in Visalia a number of years as well as the Bible Breakfast Club and nursing homes. Music was a vital part of her life. When unable to attend church she enjoyed watching Christian evangelists and music on television. Up until the age of 85 she worked part time for the Central Valley Regional Center's Foster Grandparent Program since she could no longer drive. Vesta was married to Edwin Curtis, Sr. for 53 years before his passing in 1992. The couple enjoyed fishing, traveling in their motorhome, and going to grandchildren's sport events. Hobbies included crocheting, knitting, sewing, embroidering, baking , cooking, and attending gospel sings at various churches. Survivors include her children, Edwin Curtis, Jr. (Judy), Gene Curtis (Sheila), David Curtis (Victoria), Priscilla Drain-Skaalen (Cliff), all of Visalia; Shirley Burdzell (Norman), Augusta, ME; 13 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; also survived by 2 siblings; sister, Nell Glidden, Tennessee, and brother, Benjamin Dill, Maine Celebration of Life Services will be held at Visalia First Assembly of God on Akers & Caldwell, Friday, January 11th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Private visitation with graveside service is being held. She will be buried next to her husband at the Visalia District Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Evans Miller Guinn Exeter Chapel, Exeter, CA. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansmillerguinnchapel.com.


Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Jan. 9, 2013
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