James F. Curl was born May 31, 1944 and died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016.
He attended 12 years of school in American Falls. After one year of college he joined the U.S. Air Force. He was in the Air Force for 26 years. He traveled the country and was stationed in Italy, Turkey and Alaska. He rose to the rank of Master Sergeant. In the 80s he ran the precision measurement equipment lab at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas for seven years. His team kept the Thunderbirds in the air and the rest of the base running. It was a very prestigious position.
After retiring from the Air Force, he worked for 10 years at McDonnell Douglas Services located in Saudi Arabia.
He retired from MDS and he and his wife, Judy, settled in Las Vegas. When Judy died he came to American Falls to be near his mom Sunbeam Heaton.
He wasn’t done living and soon reconnected with a dear friend, Rosemary Taylor, and decided to keep her. They were married in December of 2009 and later, on July 28, 2016, were married in the Rexburg LDS Temple.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Judy, of 36 years; brother, John Curl; and parents, John Curl and Sunbeam Curl Heaton.
He leaves behind his wife, Rosemary; and only daughter, Katheryn Curl Bentley; and three grandchildren, Kaitlynn Bentley, Evan Bentley and Kathlyna Bentley.
The Graveside Service with Military Honors will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Falls View Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.
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