Vera Mae Curtis
Vera Mae (Everhart) Curtis, 97, formerly of Caldwell, Idaho, left this world to spend eternity with her Savior Jesus Christ, on Monday, July 30, 2018, in the Lehigh Commons assisted living facility in Macungie, Pennsylvania, where she was a resident. She took her last breath while holding on to the hand of her beloved granddaughter Monica (Olson) Springer. She was the widow of Norbert “Bert” A. Curtis, who died in 1995. Born in Cherokee, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Isabell Everhart.
Vera Mae spent most of her adult life in Marysville, Washington where she was a life member of the
Marysville Rock & Gem Club. She spent many years working for the Scott Paper Company in Everett, WA, where she said “she worked her butt off to keep ours clean”.
In 1990 she and Bert relocated to Caldwell, Idaho to be close to their granddaughter and her husband Matthew Springer. Vera delighted in her great-granddaughters Marika Ann Springer and MiKayla Elizabeth Springer. Vera was an active member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church and enjoyed tending to the community garden with her dear friends. After Bert’s passing she took many road trips to Arizona with her cherished companion, side-kick and friend Mary Wolfe.
Four years ago, after battling pneumonia, Vera moved to Macungie, PA to live with, and to be cared for by her granddaughter and family, who relocated in 2001.
Vera’s feisty demeanor, quick wit and over all orneriness will be missed by all who came in contact with her. We will miss her stories of farm life in Iowa, watching her tap her toes along with big band music, the sneaky way she would give a pinch in the butt as we walked by, and the love an affection she gave to us all.
Vera is survived by her cousins, Jocey Wilson of Minnesota, Steve Bugh of Iowa and was predeceased by her cousin Bonetta Bernat, and step-brother Jim Anderson.
Her remains will be placed next to her husband at Evergreen Cemetery in Everett, Washington.
At Vera’s request, there will be no memorial service. To remember Vera, we ask that you spend some time in a garden, smell the roses and cherish the life that God has given to you.