Curtis Foy Shuman

Wednesday , May 17, 2017 - 10:00 PM

April 24, 1932 ~ May 16, 2017

Curtis Foy Shuman, age 85, of Bothwell, Utah, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the MaKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah. Curtis was born on April 24, 1932, in Penrose, Utah, the son of Titus Foy Shuman and Clara Marie Ussing Shuman.

Growing up in Bothwell, Curtis attended schools at Bothwell Elementary and graduated from Bear River High School in Tremonton, Utah. He married Sheril Gay Anderson in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on September 3, 1953. Together, they raised their family while Curtis served in the United States Air Force as a B26 and B52 gunner. He held the rank of Senior Master Sargent and was a Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He is a Purple Heart Recipient.

After serving his country, Curtis returned to Utah. He has worked at the Millville-Sawmill, Thiokol as a Final Assembly Inspector, with Roads and Grounds, Small Engine Repair Shop and at Hill Air Force Base. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping with his family and flying model airplanes. He has lived in Bothwell, UT; San Antonio, TX; Mesa, AZ; Germany; Salina, KS; Beale AFB, CA; Westover AFB, Massachusetts; Kinchloe, MI; Mendon, UT; Providence, UT; and Salome, AZ.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Arizona Veterans and the Academy of Model Aviation.

Curtis is survived by his wife, Sheril Shuman. His sons: Joel (Barbara) Shuman, David (Sandy) Shuman, Ken (Shannon) Shuman, and Bryan (Shannon) Shuman. Daughters: Clara Gay Bird, and Vicki Marie (Laine) Eckersell. Sisters: Kathy (Scott) Tolman, Eloise (Dave) Morrison and Virginia Anderson. 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Betty and Pat. Brothers: Reid, Frank; and brother-in-law, Willard Anderson; son-in-law, Scott Bird; and two granddaughters.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017, at noon in the Bothwell Ward Chapel (10350 W. 11600 North), Bothwell, UT. The family will meet with friends Friday, May 19, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., both at the Bothwell LDS Church. Interment will be in the Bothwell Cemetery. Thoughts and condolences can be shared at: www.eckersellfuneralhome.com

We extend our appreciation to the Bothwell Ward Bishopric and Bothwell Ward Relief Society for their service.

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