Charlene Curtis

  • DIED: January 9, 2018
  • LOCATION: Hugo, Oklahoma

Cathy Charlene Curtis, age 83, was born July 13, 1934 in Powderly, TX, the daughter of Tom Seaton and Virginia (Jackson) Seaton and had lived most of her life in Hugo. Her parents preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by siblings, Helen Morris, Thelma Clark, Irene Turner, Earl Seaton, Audrey Seaton and Thomas Seaton.

Charlene was born the baby girl of eight children to a bible abiding, God fearing, Baptist family. Her parents were farmers by trade. She and her siblings grew up working in the fields and learning, first hand, the beautiful way God blesses this earth. She was taught and understood that faith, hard work and dedication would reap results.

Charlene married the love of her life, Armon Curtis, on April 20, 1953 in Nashville, Arkansas at the age of 17. They had three children. Much like her parents, she disciplined and taught them by her strong Baptist standards.

Charlene loved working in the customer service industry. She worked as a waitress for many years and loved the work so much that she and her husband eventually went into the restaurant business. As her parents had taught, she was always the hardest worker (by far) of all who worked for her. She and Armon loved their hometown of Hugo and owned several businesses, a grocery store, farm implement supply and retired from the ownership of the Curtis Kerr McGee full service gas station, where full service meant "full service".

Charlene may have been a strong, matter of fact, straight shooting woman of few words, but when it came to her grandchildren... she was like butter on a hot griddle. They could do no wrong and she would fight a circle for any one of them.

She loved to work in her yard. Farming was always in her blood and she made sure she always had the best yard in town.

Charlene was a family woman. She loved to cook for her husband, kids, and grandkids. No one was allowed to bring anything for holiday meals. She wanted to prepare it all. She would cook for days and it was all made from scratch and served with love. Everything was delicious but the grandkids always loved the potato salad the best.

Charlene was also a caregiver to all of her family in times of sickness. Her strong shoulders would carry the load as long as needed.

Charlene remained close to her siblings, but especially close to Irene, Jake, Audrey, Helen and Thelma. She loved spending time with them and their families. Treasured memories from her grandchildren: Amy "My Nanny had the most contagious smile and the biggest heart in Oklahoma. She made sure everyone came first and taken care of before she ever thought about herself!" Blake "My favorite memory about my Nannie is when Kyle and I would be out in the pasture and always come in around lunch and have sandwiches and Big Red soda pop! There are so many more but this one is my favorite."
Dillon "My favorite thing about Nannie was not only her smile but her salad dressing." Cody "I loved my Nannie's hugs!!!" Kyle "My favorite thing about Nannie was her kind nature and her selflessness. She loved her family more than anything else and always put them first." Maddyson "My favorite things about Nannie were her candied yams and her unwavering support." Trevor "My favorite thing about Nannie was not only her hugs but how she always had a pot of hot coffee ready for me." Kennedy "There were many good things about Nannie but my favorite ones were her potato salad and her love for her trees (we weren't allowed to climb them) Love your 2 favs!"

Charlene wanted for nothing but the basic essentials. Today, she would be concerned about her family and friends. She was the most selfless person. She would hug you today and tell you it's ok and not to cry for her but to treasure the memories. This would be her wish ...

Survivors include: her husband, Armon Curtis; son, Terry Curtis and wife, Kim of Sawyer, OK; daughters, Susan Terry of Hugo and Tammie McMillin-Chappell and husband, Buckley of Rockwall, TX; brother, Jake Seaton of Hugo, OK; grandchildren, Amy Harwood-McCartney, Todd Harwood, Amber Terry, Kyle McMillin, Morgan Chappell, Kennedy Chappell, Tanner Curtis, Blaine Curtis, Blake Curtis and Cody Curtis; great grandchildren, Dillon Harwood, Maddyson Allgood, Malori Lambardia, Anthony Lambardia, Jillian Harwood, Trevor McCartney, Xadin Curtis, Kayson Curtis, Keenan Curtis, Tucker Curtis and Riggin Curtis; several nieces and nephews along with many other relatives and friends.


Place Emmanuel Baptist Church ~ Hugo, OK

Date: Friday ~ January 12, 2018 Time: 3:00 P.M.

Officiating: Bro. Mike Bryant

Interment: Mt. Olivet Cemetery ~ Hugo, OK

VISITATION: The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 PM, Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Miller & Miller Funeral Home, 410 South "F" Street, Hugo, OK 74743


“ so sorry for your loss.... ”

Posted by: Debi Erickson - Family Friend

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