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Laura Curtis

Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 8:49 a.m. CDT

AURORA, Colo. — Laura J. Curtis, 54, of Aurora, Colo., died unexpectedly Saturday, May 17, 2014, at her home.

She was born June 23, 1959, in Bureau County to Elaine and Joseph Beattie. She was married to Harold Kitchens and then Howard Curtis.

She had worked at City Market grocery store and Walmart, both in Colorado.

She is survived by her parents, Elaine Lusietto of Princeton, and Joseph and Frances Beattie of LaMoille; one son, Eric, still at home; three daughters, Patty Kitchens of Westminster, Colo., Cindy Montez of Denver, Colo., and Tiffany Curtis of Grand Junction, Colo.; one brother, Brian (Judy) Beattie of Mendota; five sisters, Vickie Arbuckle of Amboy, Denise Schmidt of Mendota, Connie Stanfield of Princeton, Shelley Miller of Chicago and Janelle (Dave) Geiger of LaMoille; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents and one brother, Stephen, in 2009.

A celebration of her life will be at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded.

Memorials may be directed to the family in care of Janelle Geiger, 2720 2750 East St., LaMoille, IL 61330 or Cindy Montez, 9898 East Mexico Ave. No. 910, Denver, CO 80247.

The Newcomer Funeral Home in Denver is assisting the family.

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