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Alda Louise Curtis

January 7, 1945 — November 9, 2022

Alda Louise Curtis was born January 7, 1945 in Montrose, CO to Shirley Gregg and Avis Alpha (Mullen) Miles. Her childhood was spent moving around as her dad followed road construction and the family traveled with him. When she was 17, she met Donald Lee Curtis in the grocery store. They were married later that year and spent 54 1/2 years together before his death in 2017. To this union were born three children, Vickie, Randy and Joyce.


Louise was dedicated to her family and always ready to take on any task needed to keep things running smoothly. She learned to provide medical care that allowed Vickie to do dialysis at home, dug ditches (although not straight) in the backyard to surprise Don when he was working on projects, made up and played many games with the kids who learned a lot without realizing they were being taught, and instilled her faith in God in her kids through her example and love. Earning her GED was one of her biggest achievements. She worked very hard for it and was so proud of herself, especially knowing that she kept her promise to her parents by doing so.


After Vickie's death in 1987, Louise earned her CNA license and provided home health care for people in the community through the Montezuma County Health Department. After years of dedication, she was given the position of Personal Care Provider Coordinator. She worked in this position until she retired to focus her time and attention on Don.


She is survived by her son, Randy Curtis and wife Fawn, her daughter Joyce Burrow and husband Christopher and her son-in-law Chris Horne. Her grandsons Kellan Horne and Declan Horne were her biggest blessings and they cared for her at home until her death on November 9, 2022. Her family was privileged to have had the opportunity to care for her and are grateful for the time shared and memories made.


She is also survived by sisters Lucille Peterson and husband Stan, and Marie Davis and husband Terry as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who loved her dearly.


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