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Papatya Virginia Curtis

Death 23 Oct 2012 (aged 50)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 100026871 · View Source
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Papatya Virginia Curtis died Tuesday, October 23, in her home at the still tender age of 50. She was born on April 3, 1962, in Memphis, TN to Sumer Ertur Curtis and Dana Carlton Curtis, Jr. (deceased).

She is survived by her mother, Sumer Curtis of Antalya, Turkey, and her siblings, Sevgi Curtis of Gibraltar, Dana Curtis of Gouvieux, France, Frederick Curtis of Cambodia/San Francisco; nephews, Guillaume and Paul Curtis; uncles, The Rev. Dr. James Curtis of Atlanta, GA and Dr. Omar Ertur of Istanbul, and countless other relatives and friends: Curtises, Erturs, Dabneys, Osfalgs, Libors, Duprees, Loopers, Hammonds, and Mortimers in the US and abroad.

Papatya was very happy to be employed at ETFC Architects as a project manager since 2003. Whilst knitting was her never-ending passion, her hobbies, private projects, side businesses, and interests are too many to name, but they all had one thing in common enthusiasm, ethics, friendships, stubbornness, dedication, and loyalty. She was everybody's rock, confidante, and trusted friend strong for everybody that needed her.

A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held Saturday, November 3, 11 a.m. at her home, 738 Charles Place.

A public celebration of Papatya's life and spirit will be held on Sunday, November 4 at 1 p.m. on the grounds of the National Ornamental Metal Museum.

Canale Funeral Directors (901)452-6400

Published in The Commercial Appeal on November 2, 2012


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