Dr. Dean A. Curtis passed away July 9, 2018 at Citrus Manor Assisted Living in Mesa, AZ. He was 96 years old and born September 30, 1921 to parents Cleveland and Eunice Amanda Nelson Curtis in Thatcher, AZ. He served a full time mission for the LDS Church in the Northern States Mission and later in life he and his wife Phyllis, served another mission in Winnipeg Canada Mission. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp in WWII as a fighter pilot trainer. An educator by profession, he previously served as President of Eastern Arizona College from 1965 – 1976. He is survived by his wife of 73 years Phyllis Jones Curtis, sons Ken, Ron, Tom and daughters Janis Gulledge and Deanna Cooley, and brothers Phil and Kay. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Maurine and Clara as well as his brothers Carl, Bruce, Alden, Gary and grandson Jeremy Curtis and great grandson Stephen Curtis. Funeral services will be held at the Thatcher, AZ LDS Chapel located on Church Street, Saturday, July 14 at 10 AM with a viewing at 9 AM.