Emma Irene Curtis, of Vale and formerly of Enterprise, died June 4, 2007, at an Ontario Care Center. She was 95.
Mrs. Curtis was born Dec. 28, 1911, in Lenox, Iowa to Willis Marion and Ella Inez Wolfinger Davis. She received her schooling in Coffeyville, Kansas. On March 10, 1935 she married Paul Wayne Curtis in Coffeyville. In 1943, the couple moved from the Midwest to Richland, Wash., where her husband was employed as an electrician on the construction of the Hanford Nuclear Plant. In 1948, they moved to Enterprise where Mr. Curtis opened a Radio and TV repair shop.
Mrs. Curtis worked in the shop along side her husband. While living in Enterprise they were both active in the Community Church, school functions and sports with their three sons who all graduated from Enterprise High School.
In 1962 the couple relocated their Radio and TV repair shop to Milton-Freewater, Oregon. They were active in the church and community there.
In 1977 she retired to Umatilla. They enjoyed traveling to visit family and old friends during their retirement. Her husband died in 1994.
She came to live in Vale with her oldest son and family. She still enjoyed traveling to family and friends until no longer able to do so. She was much loved by family and friends and will be sorely missed.
She is survived by her sons Donald W. Curtis, William W, Curtis and Dale B. Curtis; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren and six sisters: Buleah, Letha, Wilma, Leona, Inez, and Arta.
Graveside Services will be held 1 p.m. June 12, 2007, at Hermiston Cemetery in Hermiston with Pastor Rod Plummley officiating.
Wallowa County Chieftain, June 7, 2007
Contributed by Dixie Ricker