1930 - February 25, 2013
Velma Curtis, age 82, formerly of Baggs, Wyo., passed away Feb. 25, 2013, in Boulder.
Velma Lynn Roth was born to Lela (Derby) and Albert Roth on June 28, 1930, in New Underwood, S.D. She grew up in the Sturgis, S.D., area, attending a country school in Haydraw before completing her schooling in Sturgis. Velma married Floyd Curtis on Dec. 24, 1946. Floyd was employed in the oil industry, which took the couple to the Newcastle, Wyo., area until 1970, when they moved to Baggs. Velma had many jobs throughout her life, but none as important as her job as a mother to five. Her children and grandchildren were her greatest accomplishment and her greatest joy in life. Velma was an amazing homemaker, cook and a friend to all. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her four sons, Larry Curtis, of Newcastle, Wyo., Lonny Curtis (Martina), of Baggs, Wyo., Les Curtis (Donna), of Craig, and Wyatt “Butch” Curtis (Craig Carmel), of Erie; daughter, Nettie Cramer (Carl), of Hill City, S.D.; 14 grandchildren, Carol Garber (Rich), Carl Cramer (Angela), Garrick Cramer (Michela), Lynn Wyllie (Tony), Natasha Cramer Grupe, Mark-Lee Curtis (Traci), Rebecca Kuberry (Ty), Tiffani Roberts (Graham), Tarissa Curtis Gulley, Tatiana LaFond (Clayton), Brendon Curtis (Rebecca), Trisha Curtis, Preston Curtis and Wyatt Curtis; 23 great-grandchildren, Baylie and Angelica Cramer, Hunter and Skylar Wyllie, Andrew, Marcus and Lucas Cramer, Abbie and Kiera Grupe, Cooper and Chase Garber, Josefina, Curtis and Kaden Kuberry, Tucker and Parker Curtis, Marie and William Roberts, Isabelle and Alexis Gulley, Abigail and Olivia Curtis and Logan LaFond; her brother, Jack Roth (Mary), of Fort Morgan; sister, Donna Mae Johnson, of Sturgis, S.D.; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Lela and Albert “Butch” Roth; infant brother Lynn; husband, Floyd; infant daughter Sheila; brother Albert “Junior” Roth; daughter-in-law Judy Curtis; and infant great-grandson Colin Curtis.
Funeral services are at 1 p.m. March 1, 2013, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis. Interment will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Little Snake River Valley EMS, P.O. Box 207, Baggs, WY 82321.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.