Adkison, Curtis (February 6, 1941 - August 20, 2001)

Curtis Adkison

Douglas Budget - August 22, 2001

Funeral services for Curtis Adkison, 60, will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at McKibben Cafeteria at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds in Douglas.

Don Querry Sr. of Wheatland will officiate.

Mr. Adkison died Aug. 20 at his home in Douglas after a two-year battle with cancer.

He was born Feb. 6, 1941, in Cody to Cleo Lilburn and Mildred Christina (Shipper) Adkison. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, George Higgins, whom he loved as a father.

He was raised in Thermopolis but moved around Wyoming until moving to Riverton. He graduated from Riverton High School in 1959.

Mr. Adkison married Patricia Ann Wells on June 1, 1960, in Riverton. He was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses on Nov. 20, 1954, in Riverton.

The most important fact of his life was his worship of and service to Jehovah God. He enjoyed many privileges and responsibilities in connection with that.

In February of 1965 he and his wife moved to Douglas. He owned and operated Pioneer Cleaning Service in partnership with his close friend, Dennis Isenhart, for 36 years.

In addition to his ministry he enjoyed hiking and camping.

Mr. Adkison is survived by his wife pat of Douglas; sons Carey and wife Kim of Aurora, Colo., and Craig and wife Amy of Custer, S.D.; granddaughters Chloe and Ivy of Custer; mother Mildred and stepfather George Higgins of Stockton, Calif.; sisters Millie Cartwright and Georgetta Rabak and husband Jerry, all of Stockton; stepsister Marietta Foster of Basin; stepbrothers Les and George Barber, both of Salt Lake City; and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; stepmother Lucinda Adkison; stepbrother Dorrence Barber; and a grandson, Caleb.

Memorials to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in care of Dennis Isenhart, 628 S. 11th Street, Douglas, or to Memorial Hospital of Converse County Hospice, 115 N. Third Street, Douglas would be appreciated.

Converse Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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