Douglas Richard Curtis, 1963-2011
Douglas Richard Curtis, 47, of Fort Collins, passed away in Greeley on Monday surrounded by his loving family.
Doug was born Dec. 20, 1963, to Robert G. and Karen A. (Senkbeil) Curtis in Scottsbluff, Neb. He attended Gering (Neb.) Public Schools and enjoyed Boy Scouts, baseball and football. He attended Nebraska Western Community College and graduated from the University of Wyoming.
After college graduation, he moved to Phoenix, where he spent many years working with his brother Brad building beautiful custom homes. It was in Phoenix that he met the love of his life, Stephanie Jones. He and Stefi were married July 7, 2007, in Dillon. They lived life to the fullest over the years in Phoenix, Vail and Fort Collins with their “baby” (their Bernese mountain dog, Stout).
Doug was a kind and compassionate young man who was always helping others. He was a talented craftsman in his trade and took great pride in all that he did. He enjoyed road trips with his family, gardening, the mountains and an occasional artisan brew!
He is survived by his wife, Stephanie; mother, Karen Parish; stepfather, Wes Parish; sister, Stephanie (Bruce) Black; brother, Brad (Candice) Curtis; niece, Kelsey Curtis; nephews, Austin Curtis and Ryan Kowalski; and stepsisters, Laurie (Mark) Wieting and Susan (Terry) Bejot. He also is survived by father-in-law Doug (Tanya) Jones, mother-in-law Sina Polyakov and brother-in-law Pete Jones. He is preceeded in death by his father, Bob Curtis.
His goal in life was to live life to the fullest, which he did! We love you – uff da!
A celebration of his life will be held Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff. A memorial service will be held Saturday beginning 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Gering with pastor Lauren Ekdahl officiating. Cremation will follow the service at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Douglas Curtis Memorial Fund, care of Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel, 3201 Avenue B, Scottsbluff, NE 69361 or the Donor Alliance, attn: Contributions, 7200 S. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 800N, Denver, CO 80246.
Tributes of sympathy may be left at http://www.dugankramer.com.
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