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Dorothy Jean Curtis

04/25/1961 - 04/05/2017
Service Date: 04/15/2017
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Menlo Park Ward, 2618 N. Lindsay Road, Mesa, Arizona

Dorothy Jean Duke Curtis passed away unexpectedly in her home April 5, 2017.

Born to parents James Riley Duke and Mary Arlene Payne on April 25, 1961, she and her four older brothers quickly formed an incredible bond.

Remarkably beautiful inside and out, Dorothy is remembered for her deep belief in the greatness of others who crossed her path. The light, laughter and wisdom she brought to her family is unrivaled. She loved unconditionally.

She was preceded in death by her father Jim Duke, stepmother Wanda Duke, and eldest brother James Douglas Duke. She is survived by her husband Lee Curtis, her children Tiffiny Pico, Linndsy Flake, Jessica Kartchner and Bryce Curtis, and her four grandchildren Aiden, Bennett, Westlyn and Harrison. She is also survived by her mother, Mary Arlene Payne.

In lieu of flowers donations for the family can be made via PayPal account photosofdorothy@gmail.com

A visitation will be held Friday, April 14, 2017 from 6-8 PM, at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 15, at 10 AM, with a visitation at 9 AM, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Menlo Park Ward, 2618 N. Lindsay Road, Mesa, Arizona.


  • B. Todd Curtis

    My sincere condolences Lee and Tiff, Linns, Jessica n Bryce. You have an awesome mother who you will miss greatly here. You will see her again. Keep her memory close in your hearts. Love you all, Uncle Todd

  • Lori Stiner Escalante

    My deepest sympathies for the loss of your beautiful wife, mother and grandmother. 💖

  • What kind sweet face and i can see the love in her eyes. Prayers of comfort and peace for the family

  • Nina And Joe Carpenter

    Dear Lee and family so sorry for your loss. The gospel offers us that sweet peace knowing you will be together again in the lords time. Love to you all the Carpenters.

  • Lee, I am so sorry for your loss. May you and your family be blessed with peace and comfort.

  • Susan & Brent Williams

    Our hearts go out to you and your family Lee on the passing of your dear wife Dorothy. While in the Menlo Park Ward it was a pleasure to know and work with you and Dorothy. She will be deeply missed but hold on to the reassurance that you will see her again. Apparently the Lord had some most important work for her to do now. Our Love and prayers to you all and may you find that peace you are seeking at this hard time.

  • Summer (Passey) Stauffer

    My family’s thoughts and prayers with Dorothy’s family. She was like an Aunt to me. She always helped my mom with all of my sibling’s events and was an excellent friend to my mom for years. She was always kind and funny when I had the opportunity to visit. Until we meet again, friend. Hugs and love to her family.

  • Deanna (Curtis) Cooley

    My sympathies, Lee, to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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