Mildred J Curtis

July 5, 1930May 30, 2024
Obituary of Mildred J Curtis
Mildred Jean (Barringer) Curtis was born in Salisbury, NC to parents Katherine Pauline (Kimball) Barringer and John Thomas Barringer, Sr. She graduated from Boyden High School and worked at Woodson Law Office as a legal secretary in Salisbury until she accepted a secretarial position with the US Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC in 1954. She married Charles Daniel Curtis, Sr. of Culpeper, VA in 1957 and they settled in Alexandria, VA where they raised a family of 6 children. She served as Vice President for CHEC Soda and Refrigeration Company, Inc. from 1961 until 2018 when business was sold. Mildred, affectionately known as “Millie” is survived by her 6 children: Deborah J Curtis of Arlington, VA; Charles D Curtis, Jr. (Dan) of Centennial, CO; Jane M Curtis of Nederland, CO; Linda M Sher of Leesburg VA; Karen C Curtis of Berryville, VA; and Katherine P Curtis of Oakton, VA. She is survived by her older brother, John T Barringer, Jr. of Vero Beach, FL and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and sister-in-laws. She is survived by 11 grandchildren: Daniel R Curtis of Englewood, CO; Stephanie L Curtis of Santa Monica, CA; Lauren A Holmes of Kansas; Jacqueline K Force of Fairfax, VA; Natalie R Sher, Cameron J Sher and Morgan K Sher of Leesburg, VA. Elle Blick, Spencer Blick, Harrison Blick and Lillie Blick of Berryville, VA. She is predeceased by her husband, Charles Daniel Curtis, Sr.; sister, Mary Katherine Barringer; brothers, Charles Deal Barringer, James Meredith Barringer, Jerry Lee Barringer, and Richard Kimball Barringer. She enjoyed gardening, sunshine and the beach. In addition, she enjoyed picking flowers, found a new joy in painting, feeding the wildlife , attending her grandchildren’s school/sport functions, traveling, bird watching and participated in a daily exercise program. The time spent at the beach was celebrated annually as family joined together at Emerald Isle, NC for food and fellowship. She collected seashells on her walks along the shoreline as she enjoyed the sea breeze and placed her feet in the ocean water. She was active with her faith attending Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, reading her daily devotional and caring for her “grand dogs”. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Shiners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Clore English Funeral Home of Culpeper, Virginia is handling the arrangements. Interment will be held at Culpeper National Cemetery on June 4, 2024.

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