Alice Curtis

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Alice Curtis

Alice E. Curtis died Jan. 29, 2018, at her home in Delta. She was 80.

At her request, no services will be held.

Alice Elizabeth Gilliland was born on July 4, 1937, to Hugh and Brenice (Petefish) Gilli-land in Great Bend, Kan. She spent her early childhood in Kansas and then moved to Pueblo where she attended school.

On Nov. 28, 1953, she married Ronald Curtis in Pueblo.

Mrs. Curtis was a seamstress by trade and a dispatcher at the El Jebel substation in Eagle County for the fire, ambulance and police departments.

She enjoyed sewing, reading, working Jeopardy puzzles and being a grandma.

She is survived by her children, Glenda (Rick) Cheney of Carbondale and Alan Curtis of Delta; brother, Bob (Ida) Gilliland of Pueblo; two sisters, Leona Taylor of Kansas and Jessie Meyers of Moab, Utah; granddaughter, Jennifer (Mike) Shanks of Rifle; grandsons, Marty (Alicia) Cheney of Carbondale, Shane (Renee) Curtis of Grand Junction and Jesse Curtis of Carbondale; and six great-grandsons.

Mrs. Curtis was preceded in death by three brothers, Chuck, Glenn and James Gilliland; one sister, Mary Bright; and one grandson, Cody Curtis.

Memorial contributions may be sent to HopeWest, PO Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.

Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

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