Laura Mae Curtis

August 25, 1960December 26, 2018
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Laura Mae Curtis, 58, of Poway, CA, died December 26,2018. Laura was born on August 25,1960, in Downey, CA. She passed away on December 26th in Escondido, CA, due to complications directly following neck surgery. She is survived by son James and Marna, daughter Barbie and Oscar, and two grandchildren, Mila and Makai. Laura's surviving siblings include Mary, Bonnie, Lonnie, Darryl, and Nanci. Preceding Laura's passing are her parents Violet Ruth and Johnnie Curtis, and brother Gary.

Laura attended Santiago High School in Garden Grove, CA. She graduated from a Pentecostal Christian Program as a church counselor, and she was a licensed minister for the State of California. Laura shared her spirituality openly and willingly, and provided independent spiritual counseling and services.

For over two decades Laura was the Property Manager for Carriage Village Apartments in Poway, CA. Most of Laura's working career, she was also an accomplished baker, working many years at Vons, and then took her talents to Walmart. Her gorgeous cakes were in demand and the delight of many events.

Laura loved her family dearly and enjoyed her grandchildren immensely. She enjoyed all kinds of music and would sing along to her heart's content and occasionally express her love of life through painting. She loved the ocean, going to favorite spots like La Jolla and Oceanside Pier as well as time spent riding her motorcycle. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Services will be held January 8, 2019 at 10:00A.M. at McLeod Mortuary Chapel, 1919 East Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA. 92029. Burial to follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park, 2640 Glenridge Road, Escondido, CA. 92027.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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Anthony Taravella

January 10, 2019

I first got to know Laura when she was working at Mikey's Coffee in Poway. I have a picture of her singing along with me when I was performing there once. RIP Laura.

Mary Young

January 9, 2019

The funeral is over now and she's laid to rest right next to our Mother at Oak Hill Memorial Cemetery in Escondido, CA. I know she is in a better more pain, no more sorrow. She will be one of the first ones I look for someday when I reach my final destination in heaven.

Until then are forever ingrained in our hearts and our souls. I love you now and forever.

Your Big Sis,

Darla Vinton

January 7, 2019

Being one of the cousins who lived far away, we didn’t get to see you all that often. But, I do have fond memories of the times when we got to visit. Being a few years younger I always looked up to you and thought you were “cool”. I have one memory in particular; it was a Sunday and we were all going to Grandpa’s church and you were selected to sing the “special” for the service. Your song was “Amazing Grace”. You did a really good job on the song and it touched everyone, but I know that Grandpa was especially blessed. Now, what a blessing to all of us to know that you are singing that song with all our loved ones, including Grandpa, gathered around. Your passing has been a shock to all of us, but knowing that you are in the company of Jesus brings us peace and comfort. Pray for us Laura, until we meet again.

Candi Haan Curtis

January 6, 2019

As beautiful inside as out. From the very beginning, I was your sister, not your sister in law, Matt was your nephew, not Candi’s son. You loved with your whole heart. At Mom’s service you gave me the biggest tightest hug and didn’t let go, knowing how much I needed it. Your faith inspired me, dear Laura, you blessed us all. I know that you will be shining down upon us, until we see each other again.

Jennifer Dempsey

January 6, 2019

Laura was always kind, funny and sweet. She always stood out to me because she never passed judgment on me no matter what crazy stage I went through....& I went through a lot of them. She always wore a smile and cracked a joke and had an easy way about her. She just made you feel good. She will always have a special place in my heart. Sending so much love. ❤️

Bonnie Rodriguez

January 6, 2019

My Aunt Laura was a funny and super silly person. She was goofy beyond her own right and one hell of a baker!!!! She made cakes for my baby showers and treated me and my kids like more than just a niece or great nieces or nephew! I was an extended child. We shared Mexican food at Old Town, shared genealogy findings, and did creepy ghost stuff! She was truly loving, God-fearing, a cheater at marbles, and a person who would give you her last dollar to make sure you were okay before she was. I had a special relationship with my Aunt Laura...maybe because I was the oldest niece, but I know she lives on in me. She was a simple, humble woman with an infectious laugh who will be missed beyond belief. I love you, Aunt Laura. May we meet on the other side!!! God bless and rest your soul.


December 31, 2018

I miss you so much. I'm so thankful you where a part of my life through some major ups and downs. You walked me through so many trials and tribulations. I find myself thinking of the last few outings we had ..and when I'm going down Poway Rd passing my old place right across the lawn in The apartments. God has his timing...we spoke about that on the Sunday before you passed..and on re assured me He was in control. I love you Laura..I will see you soon one day! Xoxo <3