Ronald ‘Glen’ Curtis
Delta County area resident Ronald Glen Curtis passed away on August 7, 2006 at Delta County Memorial Hospital in Delta. He was 71.A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.On Sept. 24, 1934, Ronald Glen Curtis was born the son of Virgil and Cora (Wilson) Curtis in Cañon City. He spent his childhood and attended schools in Cañon City and Aspen.On Nov. 28, 1953, Glen married the love of his life, Alice “Allie” Gilliland, in Pueblo. They celebrated 52 years of marriage together. Allie survives.Glen was a carpenter in the Basalt and Aspen area for over 30 years.He received his journeyman’s card at age 17.Glen enjoyed woodworking, leather work, hunting, fishing and camping. Most importantly, he cherished his family and loved spending time with them.Glen served both on the Basalt City Council and Basalt Fire Department. He served as mayor from 1974-77 and as fire chief from 1967-89. Glen and Allie moved to the Delta area in 1993.Those grateful to have shared in Glen’s life include his adoring wife, Allie Curtis of Delta; daughter, Glenda (Rick) Cheney of Carbondale; son Alan (Becky) Curtis of Delta; brother Eldon (Judy) Curtis of Montrose; and three sisters: Dorothy (Bill) Zordel of Cahone, Shirley (Eddie) Downing of Glenwood Springs, and JoAnn (Billy) Detherage of Las Animas. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Jennifer (Michael) Shanks, Marty Cheney, Shane Curtis, Jesse Curtis; and one great-grandson, Logan Shanks.Glen was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Cora Curtis; a grandson, Cody Curtis; and two sisters: Lois Chedester and Lyla Doyal.In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416, in Glen’s name.Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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