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Catherine Harrigan Curtis


1946 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Catherine Harrigan Curtis Obituary
CATHERINE HARRIGAN CURTIS Catherine Carolyn Curtis passed on to her next life on June 17, 2014, in Redlands, after a long and painful struggle with cancer. She was born January 17, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in the Yucaipa valley. She attended Crafton and Dunlap Elementary schools, and Yucaipa Junior High, graduating with honors from Yucaipa High School, and later attending college at San Bernardino Valley College. She leaves behind a daughter, Kimberly Schreiner, of Placentia, Ca, and a son, Mark Surber (Sapna) of San Diego, as well as four beloved grandchildren, Bryce and Elizabeth Schreiner and Lina and Reya Surber. She is survived by her brother, Tom Harrigan (Margie), and sister Connie Jury (Bill), both of Redlands, and sister Ginny Mangrum in New York, N.Y. Cathy was also close to her nephews, Sean Harrigan (Lori), Tom Rossi (Marianne) and Tony Rossi, (Megan), their daughters Avery and Ella, and niece, Julie Hunt (James) and their three children and four grandchildren. Cathy worked in Central Services in major hospitals in Loma Linda, Glendale and Kansas City, Kansas. She returned to Fullerton, California in 2000, to be near her grandchildren from the time they were born. The past 10 years she has worked in the office of Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, retiring in 2012. Loved by her neighbors and co-workers, Cathy was always generous with those she cared about, doting on her grandchildren, sewing, baking and canning for them and the family. She will be missed. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, September 19, in Fullerton, Ca. Memorial gifts may be sent to Assistance League of Redlands, 700 E. Redlands Blvd. Suite U-290, Redlands, CA 92373, or to Redlands Community Hospice c/o Redlands Community Hospital.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Sept. 17, 2014
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