Charles Ray Curtis passed away at his home in Lehi, Utah on August 1, 2012 at the age of 84. He was born the son of Ray Lawrence and Ida Faye Curtis on Dec. 6, 1927 in Palouse. He graduated from Colville High School and later married Elizabeth May Gallaway.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was a jack of all trades, working as an electrician, saw filer, mechanic and millwright with Arden Lumber. He worked for 12 years as a millwright at Northwest Alloys, Inc. He taught hydraulics at Spokane Community College.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, wife May, and his brother, Ted.
Charlie is survived by his loving children, Linda Curtis, Dona (Robert) Burke, and Roger (Peggy) Curtis. He left a legacy of 11 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by his brother, Herbert Curtis, and his sister, Marilyn (Muffy Ringer).
Funeral service for Charles Curtis was conducted in Lehi, Utah on August 7.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 11 at the Mountain View Park Cemetery in Colville. A luncheon will be held afterward at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (260 E. Juniper Street) in Colville.
Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory has been entrusted with the local arrangements.