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Pauline Curtis (1916-2014)

Pauline-CurtisPauline Curtis, 97 of Fort Bragg, California passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Pauline was born on December 26, 1916, in Arbuckle, California to Jay U. Sanders and Marie Felton-Sanders.

Pauline loved to plant flowers and work in her garden. When she was not working in her garden, oil painting, or crocheting, she was tending to her horses

While living in Fort Bragg, California, Pauline owned a candy shop in the 1950’s, located on Main Street.

Pauline was married to Benjamin ‚ÄúBud‚ÄĚ Stamps of Gridley. Bud Stamps lost his life while building the Oroville Dam when a piece of equipment rolled over him. Bud and Pauline lived in Williams and Arbuckle where they raised their son, Jay H. Stamps.

Pauline went on to marry her second husband, Joseph O’Brian in 1945 and had their son Joseph Jr.

In 1956, Pauline married Robert Curtis of Fort Bragg. Curtis was a logger, and built his wife and family a beautiful log cabin home deep in the hills outside of Fort Bragg.

Pauline and Curtis were avid participants in the Fort Bragg, Paul Bunyan Days where they competed jointly in the ‚ÄėJack & Jill‚Äô double buck saw contest.

Pauline is survived by her husband, Robert Curtis; her daughter, Tonya Baker; her son, Joseph O‚ÄôBrian; her grandchildren, Jay Stamps Jr. (Arbuckle), Jennie Green (Arbuckle), Michael Stamps (Williams), Jessie Baker (Fort Bragg), Cassidy Baker (Fort Bragg), Kate and Daniel O’Brian; and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by both her parents; her husbands Benjamin Stamps and Joseph O’Brian Sr.; her son, Jay Stamps Sr.; her three grandchildren, James Stamps, Justin Baker, and Luke Baker; and a great-grandchild, Travis Green.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 26th, 2014 at the Rose Memorial Cemetery on Spruce Street in Fort Bragg, California.


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