Curtis Samuel Wilson: Dec. 23, 1928 – April 11, 2015

Curtis Samuel Wilson of Loveland, 86, formally of Berthoud, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2015, in Loveland, Colo.

Curtis was born on Dec. 23, 1928, to Roy and Mabel Wilson in Stevens County, Kan. He graduated from Elk City High School in 1947. He then moved on to Colorado to follow construction work. It was there that he met his soul mate, Joyce, in Loveland. He was a veteran of the Army and served in the Korean War. After his return from Korea, Curtis married Joyce Mazelle Kenagy, from Loveland, on Jan. 18, 1953. They were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Berthoud.Curtis Wilson

Over the following six years, Curtis and Joyce welcomed four children into their home. Curtis was a great father who set about teaching them how to work hard at whatever they set out to do, how to help their neighbors without question, and how to win friends and influence people.

He was an active and dedicated member of the Lions Club in Berthoud. Over the years, Curtis had been known to volunteer with the Berthoud Fire Department, Meals on Wheels, coach Little League Baseball, was a Boy Scout leader, and wherever there was a need.

Curtis is survived by wife Joyce, sons Michael in Boston, Mass., Dennis in Berthoud, Colo., one daughter Cleta Elder (Larry) in Rock Springs, Wyo., grandchildren; Carla Ceballos (Fernando), Emily Hunt (Jake) and Edison Elder, all of Rock Springs, Wyo.; Kristi Lynn Wilson in Boston, Mass., and one great granddaughter, Amy June Ceballos in Rock Springs, Wyo.; brother James Wilson in Grand Junction, Colo., and sister Edna Ruth Jones in Tulsa, Okla.; and many nieces and nephews.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John, Thomas, Louis and Carl; and sisters Maryann and Lois, and his son, Steven Roy Wilson.

A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Berthoud, Colo., at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at the Berthoud Greenlawn cemetery. A reception will be directly after at the church. A viewing will be at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 Lincoln Ave., Loveland, Colo., on Tuesday, April 14, 4 – 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Curtis’ life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Curtis’ name for the Lions Club in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home in Loveland.