1917 – 2014
Aurora, Utah – Mary Emily Hunt Curtis, age 97, of Aurora, passed away and returned to loved ones on September 2, 2014 in Richfield, Utah. She was the seventh child and fifth daughter born to Edward Moroni and Candace Jeanette Brown Hunt on Thursday July 19, 1917 in the small town of Cedarview, Duchesne, Utah. Mary was named after her maternal grandmother, Mary Ann Maranda Hyatt, and paternal grandmother, Emily Casto. She was thankful to be one of twelve children.
Mary met her husband, Herald Lero Curtis in March of 1934. Their marriage took place in the SaltLakeLDSTemple on September 16, 1935. Herald passed away June 15, 1994.
Mary was an active member and taught and participated in many of the organizations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, served two missions at the FamilyHistoryCenter in Richfield, UT; Director of the Salina, Utah Senior Citizens; Member of Daughters of Utah Pioneers and other civic organizations.
Raising ten children kept life busy. As matriarch she was devoted not only to her immediate family, but her extended family and all she met, as well. She worked diligently for her family, and enjoyed genealogy, scrapbooking, gardening, and sewing.
Mary is survived by her children: LaMoine “Curt” (Carmen) Curtis, Phoenix, AZ; Ronald (Lynda, deceased) Curtis, Monroe; Glade (Irene) Curtis, Juanna (Jimmy) Frisby all of St. George; Valene (Ron, deceased) Hagen, Salt Lake City; Neal (deceased) and April Curtis, Enoch; Sherron (Jim) Coult, Aurora; Carol (Nils) Slack, Page, AZ; Alan (Julie) Curtis, Richfield; MaryLee (Dennis, deceased) Dalley, South Jordan; 36 Grandchildren; 72 Great-grandchildren; 18 Great-great grandchildren; and a brother, Richard Hunt of Preston, ID.
She was preceded by death by her parents: Candace and Edward Hunt and ten siblings: Dalton, Elva, Reita, George, Amy, Jean, Ardell, Joseph, Dortha and Ruth; and three grandchildren: Tony, Carrie and Rebecca.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in the Aurora First LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. or Monday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. prior to the services.
Burial will be in the AuroraCityCemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.
On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com