Our loving great grandpa, grandpa, dad and husband Norman Dean Curtis had department from our lives January 9, 2018. Norman was born December 11, 1933 Lyman, Nebraska to Warren E. and Elizabeth Deines Curtis. The oldest of their 3 children, his education was in Scottsbluff County and at an early age learned good work ethics, he earned a baking degree at a young age.
Most of his working years were in the baking industry. He owned and operated two bakeries. Due to onset of allergies he changed his work style and worked for U.P.L and retired from U.P.L in 1989. In 1950 he married his companion of 67 years, Dorothy Janiece Dykes Curtis. To this union was born his daughter Marjorie Lou Curtis Schade and son Norman Dean Curtis Jr, one infant son.
He is survived by wife Dorothy, daughter Marjorie and son Dean and Sandra Curtis. His grandchildren Norman Dean Curtis (D.J.) and Tracy Curtis family Branden, Jarred, Garrett, Sean, Wyatt, Bryndi Curtis and Tracy’s children. Christopher and Sheena Curtis family Claire, Lilli, Charles. Daric Curtis, Karen and Jarslow Smolira family Rashelle, Oliver, Amelia. Nick Schade and Rachel Nixon and her children Kristen’s family Conner, Korianne Strombaugh, Matthew, Noah Hardman. Craig Hardman Marie Curtis. Many friends, Nieces and Nephews.
Norman was proceeded in death by both parents, one brother, one sister, infant son and son-in-law William Schade granddaughter Kristen Schade Hardman. This poem was given to me from a lovely friend and it speaks to me so much like his thoughts would have been:
Remembering: Jeanie McDoniel
When it comes time to say goodbye to this world that’s been my home, I ask of you whom I have loved, grieve not wild, endless tears nor sorrow, take for close companion of your own. If you have really loved me, love me still… in death.
Tell someone I took your hand, together we passed the pain of discouragements test.
Think of me, in memory of sunshine’s smiles. Not through raindrops in falling tears.
Hold me close in sweet friendship’s we’ve walked; take not griefs vain, empty hand to hold of me throughout the years.
Let me live on, through little things I’ve done, spoken or given you, for me to live on, if you have loved me. Keep me alive in memory… walk in this world for me.
We love and miss you, you will be in our hearts, until we meet again, your family.
His request was cremation and no funeral service. Family will gather at a later date. At this time we would like to thank the ambulance crew and Castleview E.R. doctors and nurses. Also, Utah Valley Hospital for all they did to try and save Norman. Many blessings to you all.