CURRY, Abbie Jane 07/30/1924 - 10/18/2021 Always Missed, Always Remembered Abbie Jane Curry leaves a legacy of inspiration and zest for fully living life to family and friends everywhere! She peacefully passed away in the early morning after a long hard fight with cancer. She valued family to her core, and will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor, and friend. She was a huge sports fan, especially the WNBA, golf, and Dallas Cowboy's football. She was an accomplished golfer, tennis player, bridge player, bowler, traveler, stock market investor and life-long learner. As a spectator, she earned the nickname "Grandbo!" She proudly served her country in the Red Cross Motor Corps WWII (1943-1949). She was deployed to drive an ambulance during the Texas City Explosion of 1947 and transported heavy military equipment between Dallas and Chicago. She chose to be in the UT Southwestern Willed Body program, and believed it was important to contribute to the the advancement of cancer research. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-seven years, Stanley Elliott Curry, and is survived by her five children: Brian Curry, Cecilia Pettit and Steve Pettit (spouse), Andrew Curry and Angela Curry (spouse), Mary Curry, and Owen Curry and Maria Curry (spouse); her eight grandchildren, Shane Pettit and Valerie Pettit (spouse), Meghan Crouch and Chandler Crouch (spouse), Brady Pettit and Yvonne Pettit (spouse), Travis Curry and Sara Herrera (spouse), Rebecca Curry, Devin Curry, Sullivan Curry, and Isabel Curry; and her six (soon to be seven) great grandchildren, Adeline Pettit, Theodore Pettit, Stanley Crouch, Jonah Crouch, Caroline Crouch, Leonardo Pettit and Giovanni Pettit (coming soon). Many years ago, she clipped the following Hunter S. Thompson quote from a newspaper and placed in a frame with wedding pictures and baby pictures. She chose to hang it by her bed along with many family photos. "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!" Abbie was a devout Catholic whose strong faith was the only safety net she needed. She believed in the practice of "reinventing oneself" every decade or so, and that everyone could do anything they put their mind to do. When anyone met her for the first time, she announced "I'm a hugger", and gave them a hug. The Celebration of Abbie's Life will be at St. Rita's Catholic Church (https://www.stritaparish.net/
) on Saturday November 6, 2021, Memorial Mass at 12:00, reception celebration from 1:00 to 3:00. Donations in her honor can be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Published by Dallas Morning News on Oct. 24, 2021.