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Curtis L. McEvoy

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

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Curtis Leo McEvoy

April 5, 1933 - Jan. 3, 2012

BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Curtis LeoMcEvoy, age 78,

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passed away in Benkelman, Nebraska at the Hester Home

on Jan. 3, 2012, where he had resided for the last three

years. He was surrounded by his family to ease his way.

Curtis was born to Leo and Doris (Sparks) McEvoy on

April 5, 1933. He was the well-loved second child of a family

of seven children, Indiana, Curtis,

DorisMarie, Rosemary, Frank, Geraldine

and Janet. It was a family of fun

and laughter, but hard times. Curtis

and Frank were the biggest clowns of

the family.

Curtis attended school in Benkelman

until the tenth grade, and then

quit to go to work. He worked at the

Quality Market in Benkelman.

He joined the Navy in April 1952, near the end of the Korean

War. He served his country for

four years and was honorably discharged

in 1956.

When he returned, he worked as a

rough neck in the oil fields near Sterling,

Colorado. He was later employed

at Safeway and Red Owl in Sterling.

He transferred to Fort Collins, Colorado, where he worked

at King Soopers on Taft Hill Road until he retired in 1988.

Curtis was united in marriage to Aletha Hunt in 1956.

To their union a son, Curtis Donovan and a daughter,

Tamra Jean, were born.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Leo and Doris

McEvoy; his former wife, Aletha Hunt; sisters, Geraldine

Turpin and Rosemary Sauvage; brothers-in-law, Harold

Brown, Bob Turpin, and Bill Randall.

Surviving him are his son, DonMcEvoy and wife, Jean;

his daughter, Tamra McEvoy; brother, Frank McEvoy and

wife, Margaret; sisters, Indiana Wood, Doris Randall, and

Janet Lee and husband, Norman; grandchildren, Shannon

Schrader, ZackaryMcEvoy, Seth and LindseyMcEvoy; Dee

and Kay Friesen and five great-grandchildren; numerous

nieces, nephews (especially Harold Brown) and cousins.

Memorials may be given in his name to the Benkelman

Hester Home or American Legion.

Graveside services withMilitaryHonors will be held Saturday,

Jan. 7, 2012, 2 p.m.MT at the Benkelman Cemetery

with Rev. Keith Reuther officiating.

Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman is in charge of the

arrangements.