Curtis, Robert Alcot (September 21, 1905 - October 19, 1990)

Robert Alcot Curtis

Douglas Budget - October 24, 1990

Funeral services for Robert Alcot Curtis, 85, were held Tuesday, at the Converse Funeral Chapel with Pastor Harold Thornbrough of the First Southern Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

Mr. Curtis died Friday, Oct. 19, 1990 at the Converse County Memorial Hospital in Douglas following a long illness.

He was born Sept. 21, 1905 in Douglas, to Frank and Anna (Roddy) Curtis. He was educated in the rural schools of Converse County, and attended high school at Fort Collins, Colo.

He was married to Fern Humphrey on April 30, 1927 in Fort Collins. He drove truck for the limestone quarries in the Fort Collins area prior to returning to his parents' homestead, the Moss Agate Ranch, 22 miles southwest of Douglas. He and his father helped build eight miles of ditch that irrigates the ranch from the LaPrele Creek. He did custom haying and drove a speed wagon to the ranchers in northern Converse County delivering hay and cake, and bringing back grain.

He retired in the mid 1980s because of ill health. He has resided the past four years in Michael Manor in Douglas.

He was a past member of the International Order of Odd Fellows, the Farm Bureau, and the Wyoming Pioneer Association.

He is survived by his wife, Fern, of Douglas; three children, Robert D. Curtis, Frances F. Demmer, and Constance M. Rodeman all of Douglas; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; one sister; and one granddaughter, Jeraldine York.

Serving as pallbearers were John Ralph Sullivan, Gordon Smith, Don York, Alvin Manning, Brian Cross, and Allen Wintermote.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Rory Cross, Robert Cross, Jack Sullivan, Bob Manning, Pat Hand, Leon Chamberlain, Leonard Chamberlain, and all of his many other elderly friends.

A memorial to the Wyoming Pioneer Association would be appreciated by the family.

The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.


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