OBITUARY

Dr. Vernell White Curry MD

June 21, 1919December 5, 2011

Dr. Vernell White Curry, MD, 92, passed on December 5, 2011. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Curry was born on June 21, 1919 in Greenville, Illinois to Benjamin Rush Curry and Berniece Winifred White Curry. He is preceded in death by his previous wife and the mother of his children, Mary Amelia Greeson Curry. Dr. Curry is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Griffith Curry; children, Mary Catherine (Paul) Curry Bandy, M.D. of Aztec, New Mexico, Gail C. (Steven) Curry Wish of Tumwater, Washington, John L. (Debra) Curry of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Stephen M. (Kirsten) Curry of Havertown, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, David and Amy Wish, Michael and Jamie Curry, Mary Beth Bandy, and Jackson, Simon, and Aidan Curry; great-grandchildren, Joshua Specht, Adam Wish, and Lucy Wish-Knutson; stepchildren, Cynthia Griffith, Christine Griffith, Corey Walmer, Clayton Griffith, Nancy Hicks, Karen Ritchey and their families and sister-in-law, Gladys Greeson of Loveland, Colorado. Dr. Curry was a retired physician and pediatrician, beginning practice in Pueblo in 1950. He was a graduate of Colorado University School of Medicine, former Chief of Staff at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and was a member of Ascension Episcopal Church. Dr. Curry was a Captain in the Medical Corps during World War II. The family would like to give special thanks to his caregiver, Linda Billups. At his request, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ascension Episcopal Church. Memorial Service, 2:30 pm, Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand, Pueblo, CO, with inurnment to follow at Ascension Columbarium. Online condolences at www.adrian-comer.com. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 10, 2011
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Dr. Vernell White Curry MD

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Wayne Davis

December 12, 2011

Dr. Curry was our kids pediatrician until he retired. Our daughter was 2 lbs. 13 oz. when she was born. We always felt Dr. Curry is the reason she lived. Today she is working in the medical field. We missed him as our kids Doctor after he retired. Haven't seen him in years but hope he enjoyed his retirement. Our sincere condolence to your family, and know he will be missed. We have to believe he is in a better place.

Chris Easton

December 7, 2011

Dr. Curry was my Dr till he retired. He was a very kind Doctor and will be missed.....

Robin Hopkins

December 7, 2011

Dr. Curry was my pediatrician and my sons pediatrician in his early years. He was a kind an loving Doctor who almost always made me laugh even if I had to have a shot or was feeling very ill. The fish tank in the office always had my attention because noone I knew had one. I remember the Saturday Evening Post picture of the little boy receiving a shot in the exam room. Dr. Curry admitted he wasn't the best at giving shots, so he usually had the Nurse perform that task. My condolences to his family, especially Steve who I knew and went to High School with. I'm sure he will be very missed.
Robin (Crocombe) Hopkins

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