Ryan D. Curtis

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I was born at 5:57 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 1992 at Holy Cross Hospital (now Salt Lake Regional Medical Center) in the East Central neighborhood of Salt Lake City. I was raised in West Valley City and Kearns and lived in Salt Lake City from 2014 to 2021. A proud Illinois resident since September 2021, I live in the South Sixth Street neighborhood of Rockford with my husband, Ian, and our dogs, Willis, Rickman, and Iggy.

Family history research led me to discover Find A Grave one day back in August of 2006. I subsequently joined and have greatly enjoyed contributing here since. I feel honored and privileged to be able to help document and memorialize the lives of those who came before me as well as preserve their information for future generations. It is truly a labor of love for me.

When not doing genealogical research, I'm deeply involved in politics and community service (Former: Utah Stonewall Democrats board member/recorder/publications director, Utah Transit Riders Union board member, county delegate, state delegate, precinct vice chair, county central committee member, secretary of the Salt Lake County Democratic Party's Constitution Revision Committee, and volunteer at the Volunteers of America Utah - Homeless Youth Resource Center. Current: Member, Public Relations Committee, Winnebago County Democratic Party; and Judge of Election, City of Rockford Board of Election Commissioners.).

I also enjoy reading, writing (I've written for Salt Lake Film Review, Utah Political Capitol, KSL.com, Deseret News, Building Salt Lake, Journal of Mormon History, QSaltLake Magazine, and Left Right News), and listening to '70s and '80s music. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, grew up in the Jordan North Second Ward (Salt Lake Jordan North Stake), and currently belong to the Cannon Third Ward (Salt Lake Cannon Stake).

Please let me know of any corrections or additions that need to be made to one of my memorials. As for transfers, I don't subscribe to the four-generation rule. If I've added a memorial for one of your relatives or friends and you would like to manage it, please let me know and I will be more than happy to transfer the memorial to you. If you have time, please leave flowers for my grandfather, Norm Gibbons; my grandmother, Gae Gibbons; my grandfather-in-law, Leonard Czerniec; my aunt, Jane Brandenburg; my uncle, Kent Curtis; my grandfather, Brent Curtis; my uncle, Marc Curtis; and my cousin, Clair Harward.

Some ancestors had a magic way
Of leaving trails to climb each day
They had a goal and climbed with care
Faith gave them dreams and a home most fair
So from a land across the sea
They came to a land most promised to be
And lived their lives happy and free
They gave us freedom and a heritage great
Anchoring our souls from a cruel fate
Great thrills and joys their stories bring
Of the lives they lived and the songs they sing
God grant that I may useful be
And meet these dear ones in Eternity

- Eunice E.C. Record

My family surnames include:

Curtis, Danielsen, Jensen, Obray, Bickmore, Bradshaw, Carter, Fullmer, Eskelsen, Oldham, Brockway, Gardner, Simonsen, Madsen, Salmon.

Gibbons, Curtis, Asay, Harward, Carpenter, Wilson, Pedrick, Avery, Broadhead, Durfee, Ellsworth, Franklin, Miner, Baxter, McCleve, Meeks.

Family tree:
Great-aunts and great-uncles
Great-great-aunts and great-great-uncles
Great-great-great-aunts and great-great-great-uncles
Great-great-great-great-aunts and great-great-great-great-uncles

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