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CURD, Alan S. Alan S. Curd, 67 joined loved ones in heaven on April 28th, 2017 while surrounded by his family at the Dobson Home Hospice of the Valley. A celebration of life will be held at Mountain View Lutheran Church in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, June 3rd at 11:00 AM. He was born March 9th, 1950 to Mr. & Mrs. Alan and Mary Curd in St. Louis, Missouri. A short time after his birth, he and his family moved to Wichita, Kansas where spent his childhood and young adulthood. He attended North High School and graduated in 1968. He went on to complete higher education, graduating from Kansas State University in 1971 with a Bachelor's degree in Architectural Engineering. That education was the launching pad to his joyful and bountiful future career. Alan also resided in Colorado for many years before meeting and marrying the love of his life, Nancy Jean, ultimately relocating to Phoenix. Alan and Nancy shared their life together in Phoenix and were happily married for 31 years. They had a daughter, Ashley, who was the light of Alan's life. Alan's devotion to his family was second-to-none. As a father, Alan spent countless hours raising and teaching Ashley about the world, building custom equipment to foster her hobbies and passions, and was the proudest papa to walk Ashley down the aisle at her wedding in July 2014. He was also a proud pet dad and is survived by his favorite puppy, Jenna. It is of no doubt that Alan is enjoying the company of his puppies' past, Simba and Emma Mae, in heaven. Alan was a devoted brother, brother-in-law, and son. He was an unconditional and caring friend. He was the kind of man you could always count on for a helping hand and had the skill and keen ability to solve just about any problem and build just about anything. It's no surprise that Alan owned a successful contracting business in the valley known as Ahwatukee Commercial Services. He was well known by customers and clients for his strong work ethic, great craftsmanship, and infinite knowledge. Many of his customers were tenured, which was a testament to Alan's commitment, care, and keen ability. Alan loved life in Ahwatukee and made many friends along the way. He was the life of the party and thoroughly enjoyed making people laugh with his many jokes. Boating with friends and family was one of his favorite pastimes along with camping, fishing, and even some golfing. He was also very active in his community - most notably at Mountain View Lutheran Church. For years Alan enjoyed being part of their choir and Easter cantata (where he reprised his role as Judas many times) and even helped build the church's Easter floats. He will be remembered for his strong will, big heart, and never-ending love for his family. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughter Ashley; granddaughter Makenna; mother Mary Curd (Colorado); sister Mary Stone (Colorado); brother James Curd (Colorado); and brother Richard Curd (Texas). In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed in his name to: Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S. 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85044; Hospice of the Valley Dobson Home, 1188 N. Dobson Road Chandler, AZ 85224 Please Sign the Guestbook at: ahwatukee.com
Published on  August 10, 2017
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