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1940 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Susan Irene (Cushen) Curtis, age 70, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley, Washington.

She was born on December 29, 1940 in Mount Vernon, Washington the daughter of Robert and Irene (Burford) Cushen.

Susan was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School with the Class of 1959. In 1957 she was crowned Loggerodeo Queen during the 4th of July festivities.

Susan spent most of her life living in Skagit County where she worked for Draper Valley Farms for 20 years and for Wal-Mart for over 10 years.

Susan enjoyed baking, sewing, spending time at her cabin in Winthrop, collecting Mickey Mouse and Elvis memorabilia and being with her children and grandchildren. She also cherished the special times and events she spent with her five girl friends from high school, Sharon, Billie, Pam, Patty and Patti and she took pride in her home and was always willing to warmly welcome anyone to come on in.

Susan will be remembered for always having a big warm smile on her face.

Susan is survived by her longtime companion, Roger Cory of Burlington; four sons, Ronnie Curtis of Sedro-Woolley, Wesley Curtis and his wife Katie of Sedro-Woolley, Jesse Henderson of Burlington and William Cory of Ft. Bragg, Georgia; two daughters, Maureen Pritchard and her husband Ted of Concrete and Judy Zavala and her husband Ed of Burlington; 13 grandchildren, David and Daniel Wells, Christopher Dickerson, Kayla and Stephen Jordan, Riley and Maddy Pritchard, Taya and Tanner Zavala, Julia, Bailey and Karli Curtis, and Elizabeth Cory; and 8 great-grandchildren; her brother, Bob Cushen of Sedro-Woolley; nephews, Richard and Bob Cushan and niece, Stephanie Wilhonen, and a sister-in-law, Gloria Cushen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert & Irene; 2 daughters, Joyce Wells and Jani Singh; uncle and aunt, Dick and Ruth Cushen, and an uncle, Harry Cushen.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 2:00PM at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley with Pastor Wendy Tingley of Trinity United Presbyterian Church officiating. A potluck fellowship will follow the services at the Sedro-Woolley Eagles. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Burlington Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses in the ICU at United General Hospital for the care given to Susan.

Please share your memories of Susan and sign the online guestbook at www.lemleychapel.com
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