Eve B. Curtis

10/14/1919 — 06/08/2009

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Billings, Montana

Eve B. Curtis

On June 8, 2009, Eve peacefully entered her heavenly home on the wings of angels from the Hospice at the Tri Cities Chaplaincy for a joyous reunion with her Savior and loved ones.

Eve was born to Jacob and Teresa Bender on October 14, 1919 in Billings, Montana, the youngest of four children. After graduation, she worked for a brief time in Billings and Red Lodge before moving to Fresno, CA.

In 1942, she met Dean H. "Curly" Curtis, an Air Force "Flying Tiger" home on leave. They were married on New Years Day 1946. Eve and Dean moved to Richland where they settled and raised their family. .

Eve was an exceptional homemaker, a devoted wife and mother. For many years she served her church and community; as a member of Redeemer Lutheran Lydia Guild, PTA treasurer for Carmichael Junior High Middle School, assisted in Girl Scout activities, and volunteered her time to local charities. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed family fishing trips, picnics and rock hunting. She was an accomplished gardener inspired by the beauty of flowers of which she had a natural gift for arranging. She used her gift to the glory of God providing many beautiful floral arrangements for church and various local events.

Eve is survived by daughters Dee Ann Curtis and Lynn McMahon Jon, both of Richland; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and special pet companions Audrey, Connie, Ginger and Cliff. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Dean H. Curtis; parents Jacob and Teresa Bender; sister Clara Kruzie; and brothers Harold and John Bender.

Though another link is missing in our broken family chain, one thing is a certainty; we shall all unite again. Until then, you will remain forever in our hearts. We will always love you, miss you and cherish you Mom for your faithfulness to introduce us to the love of God through faith in Jesus.

There are three things that will endure - faith, hope and love - and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13.

A private memorial will be held in accordance to Eve's wishes.

Words cannot express our gratitude for the care and compassion provided by the nurses and staff of the Hospice at the Tri Cities Chaplaincy. God bless you.

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  • I was adopted at five, Eve raised me with the values I still hold dear. I couldn’t have asked for a better mother. She worked hard all of her life. I look forward to meeting her again in the next life.

    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US