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Monroe Alexander Curtis


1932 - 2010 Obituary Condolences
Monroe Alexander Curtis, 78
Our dear husband and father, Monroe Alexander Curtis, 78, of Alamogordo, passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, after a battle with lung cancer.
Monroe was born Sept. 9, 1932, in Houston to James and Mable (Anderson) Curtis.
Monroe served his country in the U.S. Navy in the early 1950s, working in California. Upon his discharge from the Navy, Monroe enjoyed a career as an electrical engineer working mostly at White Sands Missile Range and Holloman Air Force Base.
While working in conjunction with NASA during the space shuttle program, he earned the title of "Moses" for his heroic actions and creativity in his daily job activities and looking out for the safety of others. Monroe lived his life with the desire to put service above self, earning and gaining the respect of all who knew and worked with him.
Monroe also served as past president of the New Mexico Research Association and devoted much of his time to Otero County and the city of Alamogordo.
He fought bravely and we will miss him.
He is survived by his wife Marion Curtis; his children Margie Gilliam, Dennis Curtis, Robert Curtis, Annette Anderson, Belinda Downs, Charles Curtis, Valerie Kliewer, Donna Reynolds and Connie Hevron; and his stepchildren Wendi Egbert, Loyce Bayes, Becky DeKorte;
The family gives their heartfelt thanks to Jaime Anderson and special devoted friend Ted Dyer for their loving kindness during this difficult time.
A memorial service in Monroe's honor will take place Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at 10 a.m. at the Alamogordo Funeral Home chapel. Burial will take place at a later date at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.
The Curtis family has entrusted the care of their loved one to Alamogordo Funeral Home to handle the service arrangements.
Cremation services have been provided locally at P.C.S.
To send condolences to the family or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Oct. 28 to Nov. 28, 2010
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