Georganna Louise (Shive) Curtis


Georganna Louise (Shive) Curtis passed away on Dec. 21 in Durango; she was 84.

Georganna Louise (Shive) Curtis was born on Oct. 5, 1933, in rural Burrton, Harvey County, Kan., to Clark Harold and Avis May (Burton) Shive. She attended a one-room schoolhouse in Kansas and then went on to graduate high school in Mount Hope, Kan., in 1951. She worked at a bank in Kansas for 12 years before moving to California and working in the school district. She met her second husband in California and the two liked to travel. They built a home in Pagosa Springs, Colo., in 1977 and then retired permanently there in 1981.

Georganna was a longtime member of the Order of Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution and volunteered at the Humane Society Thrift Store.

Georganna was preceded in death by husbands Patterson Curtis and Raymond Macklin, her parents and two sisters.

She is survived by son Steve Rouser, of Durango; stepsons: Larry (Barbara) Macklin, of California, and Kent (April) Curtis, of Durango; granddaughter Shannon C. Rouser and grandson Michael S. Rouser.