|Birth: ||Jan. 6, 1910|
|Death: ||Nov. 8, 1970|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Truman is my great-grandfather.
Truman Curtis was born at home in Moroni, a small town in Central Utah, the son of Jacob Lehi Curtis and Jensena Simonsen. Truman was the eighth of twelve children. Truman attended Moroni High School and graduated on May 10, 1928.
He met and married Loretta Ruth Jensen from Fountain Green, Utah on January 7, 1928 in Moroni. They were sealed for time and all eternity on June 18, 1969 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple by President Selvoy J. Boyer.
Truman was a resident of the Town of Moroni until he moved to Salt Lake County following his marriage. Throughout their marriage, Truman and Loretta resided at 412 East 200 South, 124 South 600 East, 291 East South Temple Street, 262 Kenmar Place, 138 East 800 South, and 336 Owen Place, all of which were located in the Downtown district of Salt Lake City; 373 East 2100 South in South Salt Lake; 248 West 400 North in the Marmalade District of the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Salt Lake City; and 557 North Tiffany Court (235 West) in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Salt Lake City; as well as 461 South Blair Street (357 East) and 463 South Blair Street (357 East), both of which were located in the Downtown district of Salt Lake City. In 1967, they moved to 3581 South 700 East in Millcreek, where they resided for the rest of their lives.
From 1928 until 1930, Truman worked as an attendant for Bennett Gas & Oil Company. From 1930 until 1937, Truman worked as a salesman at S. H. Kress & Company. In 1937, Truman began a long and successful career with Salt Lake County. Truman worked at Salt Lake General Hospital from 1937 until 1946. He worked as an orderly and then became a male nurse. From 1946 until 1952, he worked for the Salt Lake City - County Health Department as an X-Ray technician and quarantine officer. While Truman was working, he broke his back by falling down a flight of stairs and he never fully recovered. In 1952, he retired after fifteen years of service to the people of Salt Lake County.
He loved candy, especially hard candy, and would always have a bowl of it by him when he was watching TV. He was a lifelong Democrat and a fan of "The Lawrence Welk Show". He was a longtime subscriber to The Salt Lake Tribune.
Truman fell ill on Sunday, November 8, 1970 and was rushed to the old St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He passed away peacefully shortly after arrival at 7:25 p.m. from complications of liver failure, coronary sclerosis, and a gastric ulcer hemmorhage. He was only sixty years old.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, November 12, 1970 at 11:00 a.m. in the Winder Eleventh Ward Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 951 East 3825 South in Millcreek. A viewing was held on Wednesday, November 11, 1970 at Memorial Estates Mortuary located at 5850 South 900 East in Murray from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. and at the Church one hour prior to the services.
Following the conclusion of the services, the funeral procession escorted Truman's remains to the Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery in Taylorsville, where he was interred.
Summary of funeral services:
Funeral services were held under the direction of Bishop Vernon D. Smith.
The family prayer was offered by Lance Nielsen.
The prelude and postlude music was offered by Lila Fielden.
The invocation was offered by Rolfe Griffiths.
Musical numbers performed included: "O' My Father" and "Sometime We'll Understand," both of which were performed by Kathie Anderson.
Speakers included: Bishop Ray J. Andersen, Robert Olsen, and Paul McOmie.
The benediction was offered by Robert Huish.
The grave was dedicated by James E. Curtis.
Pallbearers included: Dick Bayer, Pat Dicks, Kirk Allen, Wilbur Parkinson, Cliff Kimball, and Delmar Stone.
REST IN PEACE.
Jacob Lehi Curtis (1867 - 1918)
Jensena "Sena" Simonsen Curtis (1874 - 1966)
Loretta Ruth Jensen Curtis (1909 - 1975)
Georgia Royce Curtis Nielsen (1928 - 1997)*
Beverly Jeanne "Jean" Curtis Mills (1931 - 1993)*
Brent T. Curtis (1933 - 1999)*
Don Kenneth Curtis (1938 - 2006)*
Lyman Lehi Curtis (1897 - 1898)*
Lima Louise Curtis Olsen (1897 - 1988)*
Madril Sena "Mae" Curtis Freeman (1899 - 1941)*
Jacob Clinton Curtis (1900 - 1901)*
Margaret Curtis Marx Frantzen (1903 - 1944)*
James Eldred Curtis (1905 - 1974)*
Corliss Curtis (1908 - 1908)*
Truman Curtis (1910 - 1970)
Nettie Curtis (1912 - 1912)*
Spencer Howard "Spence" Curtis (1913 - 1988)*
Laura Curtis Petersen (1915 - 1981)*
Jack Legrande Curtis (1918 - 1921)*
Redwood Memorial Cemetery
Salt Lake County
Plot: Garden of Revelation
GPS (lat/lon): 40.63195, -111.94022
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Aug 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15404232