Wesley James Curtis

Wesley James Curtis passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021, surrounded by his family.

A public visitation will be held Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Gillette Memorial Chapel. A celebration of life will be held at 10:00 am Monday, December 6, 2021 at G4 (Gillette Foursquare) Church, 6201 Swanson Rd, Gillette, Wyoming with a reception following at the American Legion.

Wesley was born June 3, 1977 to Teresa (Anderson) Curtis and David Brewster. He was later adopted by his father Larry Curtis. He was the third child, having two sisters, Nichole Schumacher and Tara Reed, and two brothers, Justin Curtis and Ryan Brewster.

Wesley was born in Hillsboro, Oregon, later moved to Eugene, Oregon, and finally to Gillette, Wyoming where he spent his life growing up. Growing up he was active in sports and swam on the high school swim team and played high school football.

He graduated from Campbell County High School in 1995. After high school, Wesley went into the painting profession with his best friend, Jesse Logan in Minnesota. Later, he moved back to Gillette and eventually started Integrity Painting.

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Wesley married Sarah Mead in 1999. To that union a daughter, Ashlynn Curtis, was born. They later divorced. He married Karla Manor in 2005. With that union came a stepson, Brody Waters, and later a son, Isaiah Curtis, and two daughters, Gabriella Curtis and Lily Curtis were born.

Wesley was an avid hunter and a huge Denver Bronco’s fan. One of Wesley’s greatest joys was coaching his children in any sport, but especially the boys in football. Wesley loved hunting, fishing, camping, playing basketball, shooting pool, playing guitar and singing, hanging with family and friends, and spending time with his kids and grandson. However, more than anything Wesley loved Jesus and was known for his courage to talk to others about the Lord.

Wesley was preceded in death by his daughter Gabriella Curtis, brother Justin Curtis, maternal grandparents, Olga and Burdette Anderson, and paternal grandparents, Chuck and Marcie Curtis.

Wesley is survived by his parents Larry and Teresa Curtis, and Dave Brewster. His two sisters, Nichole (Rich) Schumacher and Tara (Brad) Reed, and brother Ryan (Cidra) Brewster. His children, Ashlynn Curtis, Brody Waters, Isaiah Curtis and Lily Curtis. One grandson, Treyden Curtis and nephews and nieces, Cody Schumacher, Abigail Schumacher, Oksana (Trevor) Kopf, Logan Reed, Mia Reed, Dawson Reed, Bella Reed and Barrett Brewster.

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Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at gillettememorialchapel.com.

 


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