Stuart Edward Curtis |

Stuart Edward Curtis

Stuart Edward Curtis, 88, a 40-year Carson City resident, died Aug. 3, 2006, in Carson City.

Mr. Curtis was born Oct. 8, 1917, in Indianapolis to Edward J. Curtis and Marie Murray Stuart.

He married Barbara Marie Pedersen Oct. 31, 1953, in San Francisco.

Before moving to Carson City, Mr. Curtis lived in San Francisco.

He graduated from Jefferson Township High School in 1937, and attended Taylor University, both in Upland, Ind.

He was a public accountant in Sparks from 1955-66 and an analyst for the Nevada Gaming Control Board for 20 years until he retired in 1988.

He wrote several articles on the history of gaming in Nevada.

He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in France and England during World War II.

He enjoyed history, traveling, photography, reading, chess, classical music and playing the cornet.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Nelson Curtis and sister, Charlotte Hutchins.

Among his survivors are his wife; daughters Kathleen Byran-French and Judy Breza, both of South Lake Tahoe, Susan Curtis of Las Vegas and Connie Allen of Carson City; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; two nieces; and a cousin.

Cremation will take place at FitzHenry’s Crematory.

Memorial donations may be made to Friends of the Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop St., Carson City, NV, 89701.

FitzHenry’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.