Rose Curtis

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Born Rose Adelle Vanderhoof on July 16,1927 in Arvada, Colorado to parents Thomas Dennis and Marjorie Aker Vanderhoof. She died peacefully on June 9 at the age of 85 in her home in Montgomery, Texas. In death as in life she was surrounded by her family. In life, Rose had a strong faith, a devotion to her country and most important, a deep and expansive love exemplified in 1 Corinthians 13.

Rose grew up next to the Arvada High School, where her father was the Ag teacher and Coach. She worked on the family farm and enjoyed the simple life of small town America in the 1930's and 1940's. She graduated from Colorado State University in 1949 with plans to teach physical education to elementary students. Her plans changed when she married Lawrence "Buck" Curtis that same year. Her husband and family became the most important thing in her life from this point forward as they began their unique life in the oil fields of Texas, New Mexico, and Wyoming with the Continental Oil Company. She adopted Texas as her home state in 1972, but returned frequently to her beloved Colorado.

She leaves behind to celebrate her life and cherish her memory, her loving husband, Buck of nearly 64 years, and her children Jennifer Swanson and her husband Tom, Ann Benzon and her husband John, David Curtis and his wife, Lynda, and Claudia Curtis. She is blessed with eight grandchildren; Elizabeth Swanson, Steven Swanson, Courtney Benson, Caitlin Benzon, Jarrod Curtis and Jacob Curtis, Natalie Galerne, Philip Galerne, and two great granddaughters Sierra and Lauren Swanson. She is also survived by numerous members of the Vanderhoof family and many friends from childhood to the present. She is preceded in death by her parents, her two sisters, Mary Lee Vanderhoof Griffith and Sue Belle Vanderhoof and her brother Dennis Lee Vanderhoof. A celebration of her life and memorial service will be held on Thursday June 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church of Conroe, 4308 West Davis Street (TX Highway 105 West), Conroe, TX. Arrangements entrusted to Metcalf Funeral Directors, Conroe, TX. Please visit the website at www.metcalffuneraldirectors.com to leave a message of condolence

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Child Fund, International at 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294


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Published on yourconroenews.com from June 12 to June 25, 2013
Arrangements under the direction of:
Metcalf Funeral Directors
1801 East White Oak Terrace | Conroe, TX 77304 | (936) 756-3311
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