|Gering Citizen Obituaries|
Alphabetical List List by Date Deceased
services directed by Dugan-Kramer
|Douglas Richard Curtis, 47, of Fort Collins, Colo., formerly of Gering, passed away in Greeley, Colo. on April 18, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. A celebration of his life was held April 22 at the Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff. A memorial service was held April 23 at the First United Methodist Church in Gering with Pastor Lauren Ekdahl officiating. Cremation followed the service at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory. |
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Douglas Curtis Memorial Fund (c/o The Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel, 3201 Avenue B, Scottsbluff, NE 69361) or the Donor Alliance (Attn: Contributions, 7200 S. Colorado Blvd, Ste 800N, Denver, CO 80246).
Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com
Doug was born on Dec. 20, 1963 to Robert G. and Karen A. (Senkbeil) Curtis in Scottsbluff. He attended Gering Public Schools, enjoyed Boy Scouts, baseball and football.
He attended Nebraska Western Community College and graduated from the University of Wyoming.
After college graduation, he moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where he spent many years working with his brother Brad building beautiful custom homes. It was in Phoenix that he met the love of his life, Stephanie Jones. He and Stefi were married July 7, 2007 in Dillon, Colo. They lived life to the fullest over the years in Phoenix, Vail and Ft. Collins with their “baby” (their Bernese Mountain Dog, Stout).
Doug was a kind and compassionate young man who was always helping others. He was a talented craftsman in his trade and took great pride in all that he did. He enjoyed road trips with his family, gardening, the mountains and an occasional artisan brew!
His goal in life was to live life to the fullest, which he did! We love you – UFF DA!!!!
He is survived by his wife: Stephanie; mother: Karen Parish and stepfather Wes Parish; sister: Stephanie (Bruce) Black; brother: Brad (Candice) Curtis; niece: Kelsey Curtis; nephews: Austin Curtis and Ryan Kowalski; step-sisters: Laurie (Mark) Wieting and Susan (Terry) Bejot; father-in-law: Doug (Tanya) Jones; mother-in-law: Sina Polyakov; and brother-in-law: Pete Jones.
He is preceded in death by his father: Bob Curtis.