Baker City, 1930-2019
Anita Ann Curtis, 89, of Baker City, died Oct. 28, 2019, at Nampa, Idaho.
Anita was born on March 30, 1930, at Abilene, Kansas, to Delmar and Noalita Nelson. At the age of 12 she moved with her family to Venice, California. Anita graduated from Venice High School in 1948. It was there that she met her good friend’s brother, CG Curtis. They were married in 1949.
In 1952 Anita and CG moved to Sepulveda, California, there they raised three children. In 1988 Anita and CG moved to Camarillo, California. They were faithful members and active in the Church of the Nazarene in Van Nuys, North Hills and Camarillo, California, and in Anita’s last year, in Baker City.
Anita worked for Ralph’s Grocery Store about 12 years. She volunteered at the Reagan Library and volunteered at Los Robles Hospital for 15 years.
Anita was well-known for her baking skills and she loved to share her goodies with others. She was affectionately known as the “pie lady.”
Anita and CG loved to travel and they visited many parts of the world.
After CG’s death in 2008, Anita continued to live in Camarillo until May of this year when she moved to Baker City to live with her son, Cliff, and his wife. She enjoyed the rural surroundings, their lavender farm, the wildlife and the family dogs.
Anita is survived by her children, Lynda (Ron) War-field, Kim (Kelley) Gilliland and Cliff (Michelle) Curtis; eight grandchildren, Korey (Jamie) Gillialand, Kaylene (Greg) Buchanan, Kyle (Jenna) Gilliland, Brandon Bridwell, Clint Curtis, Rosanne Curtis, Anita (Slim) Murray and Lowell Curtis; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, CG Curtis; and her brother, Robert Nelson.
Anita was loved greatly and will be sorely missed.