|Birth: ||Aug. 1, 1922|
|Death: ||Jan. 6, 2013|
VISALIA, Calif. -- Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Vesta Leona Curtis, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Jan. 6, 2013. She had celebrated her 90th birthday in August with most of her family present.
Vesta was born in Gardiner, Maine, where she grew up and raised her family. When their children moved to California, mom and dad followed in 1964 and lived in southern California for many years.
She worked as a cashier/clerk at the Friedman DDS in Los Angeles for more than 20 years. Mom and dad retired in 1985 and moved to Visalia to be near their four children.
Vesta enjoyed attending church, which included Visalia First Assembly, Gateway Church and various churches in the area where she loved to sing. She sang with the Senior Group in Visalia a number of years, as well as the Bible Breakfast Club and nursing homes. Music was a vital part of her life. When unable to attend church, she enjoyed watching Christian evangelists and music on television.
Up until the age of 85, she worked part time for the Central Valley Regional Center's Foster Grandparent Program, since she could no longer drive.
Vesta was married to Edwin Curtis Sr. for 53 years before his passing in 1992. The couple enjoyed fishing, traveling in their motor home, and going to grandchildrens' sport events.
Hobbies included crocheting, knitting, sewing, embroidering, baking, cooking and attending gospel sings at various churches.
Survivors include her children, Edwin Curtis Jr., Judy, Gene Curtis, Sheila, David Curtis, Victoria, and Priscilla Drain-Skaalen, Cliff, all of Visalia; Shirley Burdzell, Norman, Augusta, Maine; 13 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; also survived by two siblings, sister Nell Glidden, of Tennessee, and brother Benjamin Dill, of Maine. (Kennebec Journal 1.9.2013)
Edwin A. Curtis (1919 - 1992)
Visalia Public Cemetery
Plot: Sec. F, Track 2, Tier 15, Grave 69
Created by: Phil & Beth Hutson
Record added: Oct 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79121300