B. Curtiss Wonsik
April 10, 1947 – October 6, 2020
Curtiss Wonsik April 10, 1947 - October 6, 2020 Bernice Curtiss Wonsik, loving wife of J. M. “Mike” Wonsik, passed away October 6, 2020. Curtiss was born on April 10, 1947 in Austin, Texas to Jim L. Bridges and Francis Voight Bridges as they attended graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin. Curtiss grew up in New Braunfels, Texas. Curtiss attended the University of Texas at Austin majoring in journalism with a minor in accounting, graduating in 1969. Upon graduation she married Mike Wonsik, an engineering major who upon graduation in 1970 was commissioned in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Curtiss followed Mike through a 27-year career in the Army with assignments in Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Alabama, Washington, Minnesota, Germany, and Saudi Arabia. Upon retirement from the Army Curtiss found her ideal home in Franktown, Colorado and flatly stated that 17 moves were enough. Her contributions in the military were many, but the most demanding and challenging was sheparding 432 spouses and families in Germany while Mike deployed his 955-man battalion with the 3rd Armored Division to Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Her professional accomplishments included becoming the CFO for a start-up AI firm in Manhattan, Kansas and carrying them through three years of geometric growth. Curtiss loved dogs, most particularly Vizslas and German Shorthaired Pointers. She had not been without a pair for 35 years, they were her constant companions. Curtiss enjoyed entertaining, good friends and spirited Pinochle games. Anyone fortunate enough to be in that circle experienced her gourmet talents in the kitchen and as a hostess. In Franktown, Curtiss became active in the Burning Tree Ranch Homeowners Association and was instrumental in aiding most homeowners in extending their water rights. She will be remembered for her sparkling laugh and warm open-minded approach backed by a firm commitment to do the right thing. Curtiss would prefer that any memorials or contributions be made to the Fisher House Foundation, Inc.
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