×

Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park

6300 West William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX

OBITUARY

Dr. Michael Hubert James Curtis

November 7, 1944November 27, 2019
Play Tribute Movie

Dr. Michael Hubert James Curtis, 75 years old, of Dripping Springs, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at his home.

Mike was born November 7, 1944, in Glendale, California. His family moved to Grants Pass, Oregon, when he was 8 years old, and he graduated from Grants Pass High School in 1962. He was a High School All-American in track and swimming, NAIA Collegiate All-American swimmer, state champion swimmer and qualifier for the 1960 US Olympics Trials in swimming. He attended Lewis and Clark College for two years with a swimming scholarship. For many years he held the national record in the master's division for swimming the 400 IM. He graduated from Oregon State University with degrees in both business and in civil engineering. While working as an engineer at Bechtel, his first job, he concurrently completed a Juris Doctorate at Golden State University in San Francisco, California. He was relocated to Amarillo, Texas, to oversee the construction of a copper refinery. He stayed behind after the project, and founded Curtis Construction Co., a heavy industrial construction company with as many as 300 employees at a time. Later in his career, when most people might retire, he rose to an assistant director level with the City of Austin, responsible for over $100 Million in sidewalk construction projects.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Hubert, and his mother, Lucile. He is survived by his wife, Teresa; children, Sue Brundege (James), Lara Peterson (Eric), Yale Curtis (Molly), Jace Curtis (Kendra) and Montana Curtis (Chad); stepson, Carlos Anthony Rivera; sister, Nancy Barash; seven grandchildren, Eric ‘Hunter’ Peterson, Cole Peterson, Aiden Curtis, Grace Curtis, Ava Curtis, Forrest Shuford and Banks Shuford; nephews, Michael, Andrew, Griffin and Tucker Barash. He is loved and missed.

The family will receive friends during a visitation on Monday, December 2, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home, 6300 West William Cannon Drive, Austin, Texas. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 3, at 3:30 p.m. at San Jose Catholic Church, 2435 Oak Crest Ave in Austin, and will be followed by a Rite of Committal at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park, 6300 West William Cannon Dr., Austin. After the interment, a reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to the START Center for Cancer Care, 4383 Medical Dr. San Antonio, Texas, 78229, in Mike’s memory.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Rosary Service Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Rite of Committal Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Reception Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Memories

Dr. Michael Hubert James Curtis

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Lucy Brooks

December 3, 2019

May you rest in peace and be with the Lord in heaven. You were a great addition to our family with your fun-loving sense of humor and sportsmanship. With open arms you received us as we received you and our family blended. What a blessing! Mike Primo will remain in our hearts forever and we will keep you and the family in our prayers.

Blessings,
Lucy Prima

Rebecca Williams

December 3, 2019

Mike you were a blessing to our family. Thank you for all the memories. You were the best brother-in-law I could have asked for. You will truly be missed.

Sylnovia Rabb

December 2, 2019

My condolences to Teresa and the family. I’m so glad our paths crossed. May God comfort you.

Devra Morton

December 2, 2019

Michael and Teresa have been my neighbors for years. I would see Michael on my morning walks. He grew a fantastic amount of tomatoes!! Friendliness came easy to Mike. He seemed like such a warm hearted man with a positive bent. I will miss his smile. My warm condolences to Teresa and the family.

Jo Ann CERDA

December 2, 2019

My condolences to Teresa and his children.

Lucy Agueros

December 1, 2019

Rest Peacefully Mike! An absolute tough warrior with an awesome positivity that is contagious. An admirable gentleman.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY