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Larry Dean Curtis

September 16, 1954 - June 28, 2015

U.S. Veteran

The graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 3, at Lewis Cemetery in Foster. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Sweet Home Funeral Chapel to help with funeral costs; 1443 Long Street, Sweet Home, Oregon 97386.

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Larry Curtis, 60, of Deer Island, Oregon, formerly of Sweet Home, passed away Sunday, June 28. He was born in Hood River to Lee and Ellen (Marsh) Curtis.

He graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1973. He served in the United States Air Force as an MP. After the service, he worked as a truck driver, tree planter, and grocery store stock manager.

Larry enjoyed running marathons and he competed in more than 12 marathons with best time of 2:56:13. He liked hunting, fishing, swimming across the lake, and playing baseball. Larry loved spending time with his brothers, sisters, and many nieces and nephews.

He is survived by: his wife, Diane Chamberlain of Deer Island; ex-wife Jodie Zurfluh of Albany; father Lee A. Curtis of Payson, Utah; brothers Richard L. Curtis of Elk Ridge, Utah, Skeeter and his wife, Sabrina, of Sweet Home; sisters Vicki and her husband, Phil Coy, of Vancouver, Washington, Lorena Trejo of Sweet Home, Debra and her husband, Jim Erickson, of Sweet Home; 17 nieces and nephews; several great- and great-great-nephews and nieces.

Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen Jane Curtis, and brother, David Allen Curtis.

The graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 3, at Lewis Cemetery in Foster. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Sweet Home Funeral Chapel to help with funeral costs; 1443 Long Street, Sweet Home, Oregon 97386.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.