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Alan Loy Curtis

October 8, 1945 — July 12, 2023

Springville, UT

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After many years of faithfully serving his family, church, and community, Alan Loy Curtis unexpectedly returned to his loving father in Heaven on July 12, 2023, in Spanish Fork Utah. Alan was born October 8, 1945 to Kenneth and Merle Curtis of Springville Utah.

Alan went to school and was raised in Springville where he was active in youth and high school sports. It was here that he began his lifelong love and identity as a Springville Red Devil.

After graduating high school, Alan attended Snow College, where he met and dated his one and only true love Carol Ann Jacobsen from Salina, Utah. They fell in love and were married for time and all eternity in the Manti LDS Temple on March 19, 1965.

After graduating from Snow College in 1965, Alan continued his education at Brigham Young University and graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor's degree in Youth Leadership with a minor in Physical Education.

Upon graduating, Alan took a job with Boys Clubs of America, in Omaha Nebraska and worked there for 5 years before moving his family back to Springville in 1972, where he worked construction, pouring and finishing cement. Later, Alan was hired by Springville City in association with Nebo School District to be the Springville Recreation and Community School director for Springville City. He worked for Springville City and Nebo School District for 28 years, retiring in 2005. In that time, Alan loved providing recreation for thousands, both youth and adults. He organized leagues for all sports. He was responsible for providing adult and youth classes from disco dancing to photography. He also ran and was responsible for the Springville Community Pool. Alan was instrumental in getting several parks built.  He spearheaded the upgrading and enhancement of the South Main entrance into Springville including the welcome sign. He started Youth Soccer in Springville. He was instrumental in beginning an after-school program for at-risk youth to be tutored in academic as well as musical skills. He helped create the skateboard park, started Flag Football to help prepare young boys for Tackle Football and developed a Junior Golf program. He was also involved in the Springville World Folkfest, organized many 5-K runs and served on committees for Art City Days.

One thing about Alan was that he was a hands-on leader and was always visible in the community, monitoring his recreation programs and events. It brought him great joy to see the youth of this community and surrounding area enjoy recreational opportunities.

Alan's passion was coaching. He began his coaching career with Springville High football in 1967 as part of an internship. This opportunity turned into a long coaching career. He coached football for over 55 years. Most of those years were spent with Springville High School football. It was during this time of mentoring that friendships grew with all the coaches, who, to this day, are still a close-knit group of friends. He loved being with the young people and teaching them about life through athletics. He had a way of disciplining and loving the youth he worked with. Alan will always be a true Red Devil through and through!

Throughout all of this, he was first and foremost a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints his whole life and held many positions, including being a bishop, where he exemplified the love of his Savior through his actions of service to others.

Alan is survived by his wife, Carol Ann, of 57 years, two sons and two daughters; Kelly Alan Curtis (Jaune) of Chino Hills California, Courtney Curtis, Springville Utah, Katy Mikeal Curtis (Jeffrey) Spanish Fork Utah, and Kimberly Curtis, Williston, North Dakota. His eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and his sister - Kathleen Orr (Richard) not to mention all of the many loving nieces & nephews and cousins.

Preceding him in death were: his infant daughter Christine, his parents, Merle & Ken Curtis, brothers Robert Curtis and Merrill Curtis as well as an older sister Jeniene. And lastly, his beloved pooches Kalypso and MoJo.

Alan's family would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their outpouring of love through this difficult time. It has been Amazing. We would also like to thank Dawn and her team from Rocky Mountain Health for their help with Alan's wound care.

A viewing for friends and family will be held Friday, July 21, 2023 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Springville Stake Center, 245 South 600 East in Springville.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the Springville Stake Center, 245 South 600 East in Springville with a viewing from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. prior to the services. Burial will be in the Historic Springville City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers you may donate to the The Alan Curtis Recreation Complex at Memorial Park by calling the Springville Recreation Department at 801-489-2730

For those unable to join us in person, services will be streamed live beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22nd at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/@wheelermortuary4570/streams
 

Condolences for the family may be expressed on this page. 
 

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