In Memory

Steven Curtis

Steven Curtis

Steven Emerson Curtis1948 - 2013Our wonderful husband, father, Papa, and hero passed away on January 5, 2013 after a courageous eight-year battle with cancer. He valiantly inspired others and proved that this is still a day of miracles. Steve was born in Salt Lake City on March 16, 1948 to Reuben Emerson and Alice Call Curtis. He graduated from Highland High School and served an LDS mission to Northern Germany. He married his eternal sweetheart, Janice Derrick in the Salt Lake Temple. He graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in electrical engineering and received a master's degree from Santa Clara University in California. He spent the majority of his career designing medical imaging equipment and managing research and development departments. He loved solving mathematical engineering problems and was granted many patents.Steve was a man of absolute integrity. He had sound judgment and great wisdom. He possessed charity for all and so appreciated the love and prayers offered for him during his health struggles. He left a legacy of love, service, humor, and devotion to his family. He endured to the end with steadfast faith in the Savior and a testimony of the gospel. He was without guile and was a true disciple of Christ.Steve loved gardening and his beautiful flowers were legendary. He passed on his love of camping and hiking in the mountains and national parks to his family. He loved music and sang every chance he had in choirs, quartets and duets with Jani and was an excellent choir director. He enjoyed traveling and saw much of the world. He delighted in the scriptures and was continually immersed in them. He had an extensive knowledge of the gospel and lived its principles with exactness. He served faithfully in many callings, but his favorite was teaching, where he constantly bore his testimony of the love, kindness, and mercy of our Savior, Jesus Christ.He will be deeply missed by his wife, Jani, their children Michael (Rochelle) Curtis, Matthew (Brooke) Curtis, Alisa (Kevin) Bolander, Jennifer (Alan) Stout, and 14 grandchildren.Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 9th at 11:00 a.m. at the Cottonwood Heights Stake Center, 6890 S. 2225 East, Salt Lake City. Family and friends may visit Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 E. 10600 South, Sandy, and also Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to funeral services. Interment at Larkin Sunset Gardens. 

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09/13/15 02:46 PM #1    

Joseph Gibson

Steve was someone I respected and admired, great person to be around and was in judgemental of every one and great friends with Steve Demars.

02/08/16 10:46 AM #2    

Joe Perry

While camping with Steve for days in the Uintah Mountains, I learned he could whistle right on pitch, with pristine intervals.  He made me much better.  Now, if only my lips were as pliable as back then...

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