Roxie J. (Stillman) Curtis was born on September 15, 1937, in Lewistown, Montana, to Alvin and Thelma (nee Tague) Stillman. She died on November 30, 2016, of a complication of Parkinson’s disease. She was raised in Gilt Edge, a gold mining town 20 miles NE of Lewistown in the Judith Mountains.
She moved to Bozeman in 1955 to attend Montana State. She met Charles Curtis on January 10, 1959, and they were married on June 14, 1959, six days after receiving her degree from Montana State in Elementary Education.
She taught 3rd and 4th grades in West Yellowstone from 1959 to 1960 and returned to Bozeman in 1960. She served as a substitute teacher for many years. Roxie was the mother of Keith (Shirley) of Gilbert, AZ, Gib of Bozeman and Sharon; and grandson, Charlie of Butte.
Roxie was active in the community of Bozeman for more than 50 years. She was a member of the Odd Fellows/Rebecca Lodge in the 1960’s, a member of the Welcome Wagon, and an extension club, the Busy Bees.
She started her Adult Scouter career in 1969 and was a registered Scouter for more than 45 years. She attended 13 Woodbadge (Adult Scouter training courses), with 12 of them as a member of the training staff.
Roxie was involved in the diabetic camp at Hyalite for several years running the craft cabin. She was a member of the Hospital Board of Trustees for nine years during the time the new hospital was built. She was a member of the Bozeman Jaycees for several years. Roxie was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and served as the State Regent from 2004 to 2006. She was a member of the Lily of the Valley Chapter of Eastern Star serving in many positions and as Worthy Matron from 2003 to 2004. Roxie was an avid collector of Montana history acquiring a large collection of books and publications. She delivered Meals-on-Wheels for a number of years. She was a member of the Bozeman United Methodist Church for many years and served as Nurture Care Director for 12 years. She also served on numerous Methodist Church boards.
Roxie is survived by her husband of 57 years, her children and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roxie’s name to the donor’s choice and would be appreciated by the family.
A memorial service will be held at Bozeman United Methodist Church on January 6, 2017, at 1:00 p.m.
She touched the lives of so many in Montana, and she will be sorely missed.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. www.dokkennelson.com