MICHAEL "JIM" ALOYSIUS CURTIN
May 11, 1918 ~ February 20, 2013
Born in Vancouver, WA on May 11, 1918, Michael Aloysius "Jim" Curtin grew up in the Barberton area, and would live in Vancouver his entire life until his passing on February 20, 2013 at the age of 94. He graduated from Battle Ground High School in 1937, and attended Gonzaga University.
On April 16, 1941, he married Barbara Holbrook at Vancouver's St. James Rectory.
In 1942, Jim enlisted in the Army
Air Corp. During WWII
, he received the rank of Master Sergeant and was a member of the 44th Bomb Group.
Following the war, Jim worked and saved so that he could start his own business, Curtin Dairy/Heritage Farms. Jim was well known for exhibiting his pure-bred Jersey cows along the west coast from Canada to California. Throughout his adult life he served on numerous boards, including his 40+ years serving on the Clark County Fair Board. He will be remembered for his devotion to his family, friends, and community along with his enthusiasm for Notre Dame football.
His wife Barbara of 70 years preceded Jim in death.
He is survived by his five children: Janet Franke of Woodburn, James of Vancouver, Colleen Torrens of Vancouver, Brian of Washougal, Michael Jr. of Vancouver; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Robert "Dale" Holbrook; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be on Thurs., Feb. 28 in the afternoon, with Rosary at 7 p.m. Both will be held at Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be said on Fri., Mar. 1 at 1:30 p.m., held at St. John the Evangelist Church, 8701 NE 119th St., Vancouver.
The family would like to thank the caregivers from At Your Place Senior Care and Guardian Angels Adult Care Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. John's Church or the
Please sign his Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits