Alice Marie Curtis, 80, went home to be with her Lord on April 20, 2011, at the Knox Center in Rockland, following several years of declining health.

Born in Rockland on Jan. 8, 1931, she was the fifth child of Roland A. and Annie M. Vannah Jenkins. She grew up in Thomaston, where she attended local schools.

As a young lady, she met Charles “Sam” Curtis, who became her husband. The newlyweds made their first home on Old County Road where their son, William, and daughter, Linda, were born. In 1950 they moved to a new home in Thomaston, which had more room for their family, and in 1952, moved to the ‘Keag in South Thomaston.

In earlier years, she worked babysitting and for several years worked in local seafood processing factories.

Although a shy person, Alice was always fastidious about her home and family, and protected them with all her heart and strength. She enjoyed playing with her children and grandchildren as they were growing up. She lived her life for her family and always wanted them to “amount to something.”

Alice enjoyed playing Scrabble and reading.

Alice was predeceased by her beloved husband in 1998, and all her siblings.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Curtis Brawn and her husband, Preston, of Camden; one son, William D. Curtis and his wife, Laura, of Owls Head; five grandchildren, Charles P. Brawn, Michael W. Brawn, Cathy A. Curtis, Christopher S. Curtis and Karen E. Curtis; eight great-grandchildren, Emelia, Nicholas, Josephine, Cassandra, Joseph, Thomas, Sam and Owen; as well as several nieces and nephews.

At Alice’s request, there will be no funeral service. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Burial will be beside her husband at Counce Cemetery in Warren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, Rockland Corps, 27 Payne Ave., Rockland, ME 04841. To share a memory or story with Alice’s family, visit her guestbook page at bchfh.com.

Arrangements are with Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. in Rockland.