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Sean Curtis

May 10, 2023
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Sean Carlo Curtis, 71, passed away on May 10, 2023 at his residence in Baker City, Oregon after a battle with cancer.

Sean was born on January 14, 1952, in Los Angeles California to Carlo Curtis and Jeanne Peters. Sean graduated high school in 1969 at Verdugo Hills high school in Tujunga, CA.

In 1970 Sean began his career working for the Schaefer Ambulance Company doing medical transports until 1972 when he became a Police Officer for the Lynnwood Police Department in Lynnwood California.

Even as a Police Officer Sean still had a passion for ambulance services and attended the UCSD Paramedic School in San Diego, California in 1974.

Sean’s Law Enforcement career ended with the Lynnwood Police Department in 1979 when the Lynnwood Police Department disbanded due to financial and political reasons.

In 1979 Sean purchased an 18-wheeler semi-truck and started working for North American Van lines.  After two years of service, he felt strong about returning to the field of Law Enforcement and worked from 1984-2000 for the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation unit as a Park Patrol Officer.

Sean moved to Baker City in 2004 where he worked for New Directions, Elkhorn Adolescent Treatment and Mental Health and retired in 2011.

In 2004 when Sean moved to Baker City, he met his life companion Rhonda Meyers.  Sean and Rhonda remained in one another’s life until his death.

Sean had a passion for Law Enforcement and loved telling police stories and adventures to anyone who would listen!  Sean loved to shoot revolver pistols, build websites and maintain connections with his brothers and sisters in blue regardless of age or location.

He was a strong supporter of cancer research after losing close friends to cancer and then being diagnosed personally in early 2021.

Sean loved watching Animal Planet or any show with animals. Sean loved animals in general.  He often talked about wanting a pet mini pig.

Sean’s greatest accomplishment that he spoke most of was his four children, Jeanne Veye of Redland California, Sean Curtis Jr. of Bakers Field, California, Sarah Curtis of Topeka, Kansas, and Mary Curtis-Perez of Chino California.

He was preceded in death by his parents.  Sean is survived by his children, Jeanne, Sean, Sarah and Mary and nine grandchildren.

A funeral service will not be held at Sean’s request. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the charity of your choice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834.  Online condolences may be shared at


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