Thomas Edward Curtis

1934 ~ 2024

Thomas Edward Curtis, the only child of Thomas Franklyn Curtis and Gurtha Mae Singleton was born on December 21, 1934, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Tom graduated from South High School, where he excelled in football, basketball and track. His athletic prowess continued at the University of Utah, where he played football, basketball and high jumped on the university track team.

Before graduating from the U, he took a two and a half year break to serve as a missionary in Argentina for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Soon after his return home he married his sweetheart Susan Smith.

Together, Tom and Sue are the parents of three children: Kyle (Barbara), Geri Kelley (Chad), Kevin (Amy), seven grandchildren, their spouses, and 23 great-grandchildren.

Tom’s career spanned 40 years working for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He began as the manager of the Ogden Deseret Gymnasium and later held several positions at the Church Office Building in Salt Lake City. His years in Ogden were especially cherished, filled with lifelong friends and treasured memories.

In addition to his church employment, Tom served in many callings in the LDS Church, including as a Bishop.

Tom loved horses, beach trips with his family, outlet shopping with Sue, hiking, skiing, playing squash, anything Argentina and attending athletic events of both his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Above all, his heart was filled with a profound love for his Savior Jesus Christ, a passion that guided his every step.

On Wednesday June 12, 2024, at the age of 89, Tom peacefully passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah. Leaving behind an example of love, service and dedication which will continue to inspire all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at the Murray 1st Ward, 755 East Three Fountains Drive, Murray, Utah 84107. A visitation will be held Wednesday evening, June 19, 2024, from 6-8 PM at the same location as well as Thursday morning 1 hour prior to services. Interment at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Funeral services will be streamed via Zoom for those wishing to attend virtually. To watch the services, please click the "Watch Services" link above.


I had the honor of working with Tom for 3 years in the Church Office Building. Tom had a great sense of humor and a knack for making people feel appreciated. I ran into Tom a few years after he retired and he told me he was taking a college class at the time at the U. Very impressive. May the Lord bless Tom and his family during this time.

- Michael Barry

We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

- Terri and Carl Castagna

Dear Sue and family so so sorry to read of your Tom/ dad’s passing. You all have been missed in 43rd / Malan’s Peak ward
Please know friends to care and share your loss . Love and prayers
From Claudia , Claudette , John, Charlotte and James

- Claudia Crawford & f

Tom was a good friend for many years in the Bonneville Ward area, and always admired. Sue was a choice friend of my late wife Sandra. Tom was a good man and leaves a great legacy.

- Don Allen