Betty Jo Curtis

May 26, 1926 - March 22, 2018

Betty Jo Curtis

May 26, 1926 - March 22, 2018


Betty Jo Curtis, age 91, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2018. Betty was known for her servant’s heart, unconditional love, and her strong faith.

Born on May 26, 1926 to Dean and Hattie McCorcle in Lawn, TX, she was one of ten. The family moved to Colorado City, TX where she grew up and graduated high school. On May 23, 1943, she married M. James Curtis and together they had four children. James predeceased her in October, 2009, having celebrated 66 years of marriage.

She is survived by her sister Deanie, four children and their spouses; James, Jerry, Darryl, and Diane. Other survivors include her 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren.

Betty was a member of Life Church Bayside. She and James served 17 years as missionaries to the Philippines. Betty had a great love for her God, her family, and all people she met. She will be missed by all who knew her.

A visitation will take place on Wed. March 28 from 12-2:00pm followed by a graveside service at 2:00PM at Greenacres Memorial Park. A memorial service will follow at 3:00PM at Whatcom New Life Assembly (2290 Main St. Ferndale).

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: March 28, 2018 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Greenacres Memorial Park
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Drive Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (360) -38-4-3401

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: March 28, 2018 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Whatcom New Life Assembly
  • Location: 2290 Main St Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)


  • Date & Time: March 28, 2018 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Moles Farewell Tributes - Greenacres
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Dr Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)

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3 responses to Betty Jo Curtis

  1. My Aunt Betty Jo was a powerful force. She still is. I can just visualize her smiling and singing praises to our Lord Jesus, face to face. The inexpressible joy she’s having as she is greeted by all the loved ones who went before her.
    We will miss her presence on this earth, her laughter and loving heart. But thank God, this earth is not our home. This loss is temporary. We can look forward to the day when we will be reunited in heaven. Such great rejoicing with no more suffering or tears or good-byes.

    Her legacy of love, faith, kindness and integrity lives on in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. It lives on in everyone she helped, prayed for and loved. Love isn’t just a feeling, it’s an action. It’s giving and doing for others. Betty Jo exemplified that type of love, all her life. There’s no doubt in my mind that God welcomed her into heaven saying, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

    Much love and heartfelt condolences to Aunt Betty Jo’s children and all their families.
    Sherry McCorcle

  2. Dear Diane and Curtis Families,Please know that we are praying peace and comfort at this difficult time. Strength in the coming days for all of you.
    Your parents were both well loved, respected and admired by our Filipino people in our island. They embraced and loved our people and most of all spread the Gospel as well as trained ministers and workers for the Lord. Those they trained are now the leaders of our churches. They built the facilities at Zion Bible College. They planted churches through their leadership at ICI of which two of my sisters worked with them.
    Thank you for sharing your parents with us. They were called Tatay and Nanay as spiritual parents.
    Nanay Betty will be forever in our hearts.
    Celebrating her life,
    Tim and Jing Sullivan

  3. Betty ..she was a very special lady..I can honestly say. She had a determination to live and love life..she was a blessing to all that knew and loved her.i loved hearing about her and pastor Jim’s missionary days. She would grin talking about the Philippine girls fanning her with palm trees branches. She absolutely loved each one of ALL her GRANDCHILDREN and shared her photos often. She was so lucky to have Diane her daughter.she would bring Betty to the mall and my puppy wormed her way into her heart. Miss Molly loved grandma Betty.. we will miss our sweet moments we shared..Miss Molly would often get her slurpie kisses in when Betty wasn’t looking.. Betty let her go for rides on her walker.. it was such a cute sight to see. We will miss her sweet face. So sorry for your loss. KerryAnn and Miss Molly Doggie

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