Carman Joseph Curtis
January 19, 2006
Joseph Curtis, Carman (Curt)Carman Joseph Curtis, age 83, of Silver Springs, Nev., entered heaven’s doors, to be with the Lord, on Jan. 16. Waiting for him with open arms, was his wife, parents, brothers, grandparents, and friends.Curt was born on Sept. 13, 1922, in Martinez, Calif., to Mary Grace (Cambra) and Rene Cyrus Curtis. He was a devoted Catholic, loving father, brother, grandfather, and friend.After graduating from high school, Curt enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and proudly served his country from October 1942 through December 1945.December 1944 Curt married Lois Martin. After nine years of marriage, they divorced. Curt raised his children, Susan, Barbara and David. In October 1958, he moved to Truckee. Within a short time, Curt realized, Truckee was where he wanted to raise his family. He made many longtime friends during his 15 years there.In 1963 he married Ethel Hensley. They lived in Truckee until 1973. After living in Reno and Tennessee, they moved to Casper, Wyo. Curt operated a water treatment plant for the town of Evansville until he retired in 1984. His memories and friendships while living in Casper were very special to him. After he retired, Curt and Ethel moved to Silver Springs, Nev. They had no trouble making friends with people in Silver Springs, Fallon and Fernley. After Ethel passed on, Curt stayed in Silver Springs. He found comfort and joy in the friends that both Ethel and he had come to know and care about. Curt was preceded in death by his parents Mary Grace (Cambra) and Rene Cyrus Curtis, his wife Ethel, his brothers, Budd and William Curtis and his stepson Kenneth Hensley.He is survived by his sister, Minta Surges of Martinez, Calif.; daughter, Susan and her husband Michael Patterson of Mesa, Ariz.; daughter, Barbara and her husband Jim Hamlin of Winchester, Ore.; son, David Curtis and his wife Linda of Portland, Ore.; daughter, Tambra Curtis of Wikenburg, Ariz.; granddaughters, Tina and her husband Matthew Tishendorf; Catherine Powell; Mary Grace and her husband Erik Timmons; Caroline and her husband Christopher Dotson; grandsons, Christopher Powell and his wife Tricia; Mike Hamlin; Milo Curtis and his wife Bethany; Jacob Stewart; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Ryan, Ryley, Tori, Tyler, and Sarah Tishendorf; Sidney and Sarah Powell; Caleb Dotson; Andrew and Olivia Grace Curtis; step-children, James Hensley and wife Barbara; Wilma Kaye and her husband David Eaton; Wade Hensley and his wife Jan; Leonard Hensley and his wife Pam; and many loved step grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A special thanks to his step-granddaughter Lori and her husband Cliff Cardella for their love and support.Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 23, 57 p.m. at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley Carson City, Nev. Funeral Service to be Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 11a.m. also at Walton’s. Burial will be at Northern Nevada Veteran’s Cemetery in Fernley, Nev.