JD Curtis, age 73, passed away peacefully at home in Florence, Colorado on August 13, 2020. He was born on August 27, 1946 in Lansing, Michigan to Harry Frank Curtis and Geneva Violet Giffen Curtis. Growing up in Lansing, Michigan he attended Everett High School. He married his high school sweetheart, Randy L. Curtis, on June 25, 1966. They met at the Big Boy Restaurant in Lansing where he would go and sit in a booth and wait while she worked as a waitress; it was love at first sight. They spent the next 44 years together until Randy’s passing in 2011.
JD served his Country in the U.S. Army as an E5 stationed on the DMZ during the Vietnam War. After his Service in the Armed Forces, he went on to work for the United Parcel Service and retired after 34 years of service. He was a hard-working family man who also enjoyed his free time when he had the opportunity. For as long as we can remember, he loved to work in his garage building things out of wood. Building cabinets, shelving units, anything to do with wood he was all in. There was never any hope of parking a vehicle in the garage because it made the perfect wood-working shop. He spent so much of his time working on projects for the abundance of family and friends that he had.
JD is preceded in death by his parents, Harry & Geneva Curtis; his loving wife, Randy L. Curtis; his first-born grandchild, Justin Alan Curtis; and many other family and friends. He is survived by his daughter, Tammara Curtis in Lansing, MI; his son, Chad (Robyn) Curtis Sr. in Florence, CO; four grandchildren, Kelsey Curtis, Corey Curtis, Roxanne Hall and Chad Curtis Jr.; his two brothers Robert (Mari) Curtis, and LD (Barb) Curtis; and many family members and friends.
His wish was to not have a memorial service. However, in lieu of flowers, we ask that you please make a donation in JD’s name to Frontier Hospice in Pueblo, CO. We want to thank Frontier Hospice, all the nurse aides, and nurses that made sure that our dad was comfortable, pain-free, and always brought a smile to his face. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you to Krystal, Melanie, Jennifer and Jake.