Age 81, passed away on December 16, 2012 in Roseburg, Oregon.
Curtis was born on July 4, 1931 in Rozet, Wyoming. He attended school in Brownsville, Oregon and later completed his schooling in Elk Mountain, Wyoming. He moved to Roseburg, Oregon early in the 1950’s and on December 31, 1952 married his wife of nearly sixty years Margaret (Jones) Day.
Throughout his sales career, Curt worked for various local companies specializing in truck and automobile parts. He prided himself on his ability to memorize stock numbers for all the various parts his customers would order as well as telephone numbers for companies, clientele, and vendors. He completed his working career as a self-employed manufacturer and salesman in partnership with his wife at C & M Rep. Curt enjoyed working with the public and maintained many friendships through his business associations. Throughout the years he amazingly could recall names, spouses and children, car makes and models of nearly everyone he had ever made an acquaintance with. He never knew a stranger and truly was happiest when he had someone to talk to or share a story with!
Curt took great pleasure in rock hounding and collecting, hunting, gold dredging, woodworking, watching football, and especially in fishing.
Fortunately, he was able to fulfill two of his lifetime dreams of flying on a jet airliner and participating in an Alaskan fishing adventure before he died. His two sons Chuck and Mark planned and accompanied Curt on this trip to a remote area of Alaska. He loved to visit his many friends and acquaintances and do his “good deed for the day” of making cornflake cookies and cashew brittle to share with many.
Curtis was preceded in death by his beloved wife Margaret. He is survived by his two sons, Chuck (Claudine) Day of Redmond, Oregon, and Mark (Jan) Day of Depoe Bay, Oregon; and one daughter Roxann (Dave) Evenson of Vancouver, Washington. Curt was grandfather to four granddaughters, Tracy Miller, Jennifer Sanguins, Amber Townley, and Alyssa Evenson; as well as six great-grandchildren. He was also “Uncle Curt” to many others. A private family memorial will be held.