James Melvin Curl

Born: Tue., Apr. 8, 1941
Died: Fri., Jul. 17, 2020


Services are to be announced


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James M Curl age 79 passed away at his home on July 17, 2020.  Jim, as most knew him, was born on April 8, 1941 to Cecil C Curl JR & Marian C Sturdivant in Pendleton, OR.

He graduated from Salem High School in Salem, OR.  Jim worked on the family farm most of his life and when the family sold the farm he started working for the Hopper family at the Mann Ranch and LHT in Adams OR, where he worked  until he retired.

Jim spent his free time with family and friends playing in the mountains and hunting.  He loved driving and walking in the mountains and watching the wildlife.  He also cherished time spent in the mountains with his dog Izzy, and his best friend and long time companion Betty Roberts, hunting mushrooms, deer and elk.  Jim and Betty were together for 38 plus years until Betty passed away.  When Betty passed away he was heartbroken.

Jim is survived by his daughter Cathy Zimmerman his son in law Dave Zimmerman;  Grandchildren Caitlyn Curtis (Travis), Bryan Zimmerman (Shawn) & Jaymie Zimmerman and Great Grandchildren Piper Curtis, Ethan & Braylee Zimmerman.

He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Curl JR, his mother Marian Moose and stepfather George Moose.

At Jim’s request there will be no service.  The family will have a memorial at a later date.

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