Marylee Louella Curtis

June 22, 1938March 16, 2014

Marylee Louella Curtis

Marylee was born in Marshall Michigan on June 22, 1938 and passed away in Fresno on March 16, 2014 at the age of 75. Marylee worked in the cafeteria for Orange Center Elementary for many years.

She is survived by her children Harvey Temple, Larry Temple, William Temple, James Wondergem, Brenda Merriotte, Cheryl Hoover and adopted daughter Sandi Rylant. Marylee also has 19 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren.

All the things you have done, the nights you stayed awake, to make it better when it was wrong, you did it for my sake.

God gave me the dearest Mother and whether I’m near or far, I’ll cherish you Mom, because love is what you are!

A Memorial Service will be held in the Oak Room at Stephens and Bean Chapel on Saturday, April 5 at 1:00 pm.

Remembrances may be sent to The VFW Post 5057, 530 N. Parkway Drive, Fresno, CA 93728.

Arrangements under the direction of Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel, Fresno, CA.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 5, 2014

Marylee Louella Curtis

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Linda,Summer and Derek Hampton Cole/Hampton

May 4, 2014

You will be dearly missed and loved...You were always so full of life and fun..Still have and always cherish the picture i took of you,mom and grandma dickson in the front yard acting goofy..prayers and hugs to all our cousins in your trying u all

MaryLee Rodriguez

April 23, 2014

We miss u so much grandma. On Easter we were at church n Victoria swore she seen u. Love you grandma.

April 6, 2014

To all of my cousins, I am sorry for your loss. Aunt Marylee was a great woman. I wish that I had had a chance to come visit with you. I have not seen you guys for many years. Aunt Marylee, you were the one who taught us how to dance..I will always remember and miss you. Give mom and the rest a great big hug for me.
Lora Marie (Cole) Metzger, Dave and William Metzger ( Vicksburg, MI )

melanie moore

April 6, 2014

Will remember her in the days she was very out going and a free spirt go go dancer and Harley women she could hold her ownand didn't take any guf from anyone and size didn't matter she knew where it counts,havent sen her in years thoughts and prayer to all my family in this time of remembering ,she can watch over my mom Loretta cole and her sister and yes give my dad lester cole hell Auntie I know you will love and you will be missed

Anna Wondergem/ Venegas

April 3, 2014

So glad I took every chance to sit and talk with you. I will deeply miss your insights on life, your opinionated truths(no matter how harsh), and phone calls on all our birthdays every year.

We will all miss you dearly and carry your spirit on in our hearts; knowing you are at peace in a better place with Grandpa at last.

Love you Grandma, hugs, kisses, and tears ...

Sharon Hoard

April 2, 2014

I was "the nurse' at Orange Center School and worked with Mary Lee all the years she was there. I dearly loved her and enjoyed talking to her.
She was so proud of her grandchildren. I remember the day when Chuck (I think) came to school in his military uniform to see her. We on staff were all proud that he had been a student there.
Mary Lee was a hard worker and was very caring and loving. She was really loyal and wanted very much for all her kids and grandkids to turn out right and would do whatever it took for that to happen.

We sometimes prayed together for her cherished family.
I can't come to her service on Saturday but wish I could see all of you who dearly loved her. I pray that you'll feel God's presence in your lives, giving you peace and comfort during this really hard time.
Love you guys, Sharon Hoard

Stephens & Bean Chapel

March 30, 2014

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

March 29, 2014

to all my nieces and nephews I am sending love and hugs,pray it helps with your sorrow.I got to see my baby sister a couple of years ago for the first time in of the best daysfor me.will keep her always in my heart,I will miss our talks on the phone,I'll just look up and talk to her any way.sending love.

Debbie Shall (Loyer)

March 28, 2014

I feel blessed that I got the chance to finally meet this part of my family.
Aunt Marylee you helped me fill in some of the blanks. You will be missed !

MaryLee Rodriguez

March 27, 2014

We love you grandma and miss you everyday. The kids keep asking to go over and see you its hard to have to tell them everytime but you are in a better place now. Love you.