Sept. 24, 1978 – June 17, 2013
Beloved husband, father, brother, son and friend Curtis Taylor Brown, 34, died on June 17, 2013, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Curtis was born on Sept. 24, 1978, in Lovell, the seventh child of Winn and Genielle Brown.
Early on, it was apparent that Curt was gifted intellectually and spiritually. He had a great imagination, writing and drawing his own comics. He was a voracious reader and loved learning. He had a photographic memory and quoted movies, literature and scripture.
As he grew, he became a talented poet and Shakespearian philosopher. He always had a drive for self-improvement and he would read and tinker with something until he became an expert on it.
His passion for motorcycles and tearing them apart to rebuild them with his own amazing Dirty Ratt flair was just one of many examples of his talent and self-drive. He was also blessed in his career as an oil and gas completions consultant, which was another example of his need to become the best that he could be. Anyone who knew him knew that he was the best father, husband and friend. No improvement was needed.
He met the love of his life and soul mate Erica Brush on a blind date, knowing that night that she would be his wife and she felt the same way about him. Throughout their 13 years of marriage they were still honeymooners. Together they where blessed with three amazing children: Carter, 12, McCayde, 8, and Kinlynn, 7.
He had a strong faith in Jesus Christ and a giving heart. One example of this is when Curt learned recently that students at his children’s school were running a mile race without sufficient shoes. He drove to Cody late that night to buy 30 pairs of running shoes for those students so they would have them in time for the run the next morning. Even in death, Curtis generously gave life to many people as an organ donor.
His favorite thing in the world to do was snuggle with his kids and wife on the couch and watch old movies. It was their favorite thing to do with him, as well. He loved spending time with them whether swimming, playing Legos, going turkey hunting with his sons, playing dolls with his daughter, going for bike rides with them or playing at the park.
He always looked forward to his time at home and loved to surprise his wife with flowers and a beautiful self-penned poem. Always the romantic, he made his wife feel like a queen and the most blessed woman on earth. They were truly soul mates.
Curtis is survived by his wife, children, parents and his siblings Cindy, Scott, Lorilyn, Kody, Christy, Tricia, Travis, Nicole and Michael. He is also survived by Erica’s family members Mike and Diana Brush, Levi, Seth and Tiffany, and Caleb, and an adopted brother, Joe Bertagnole. We know that Curt was greeted in heaven by his beloved dog Belle.
Curtis touched lives wherever he was with his infectious smile and amazing personality. He will be missed by all.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the Worland Middle School Auditorium, 2150 Howell Ave., at 10 a.m. with graveside services following. The viewing will be held Friday, June 21, at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1320 Big Horn Ave., Worland, from 6-7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in Curtis’s name in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantfuneralhomeonline.com.