Elvin Roy Curtis, 87, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at Regency House in Omak. He was born in Oroville on October 8, 1927, to E. H. Bill and Ada Curtis.
Roy graduated Oroville High School in 1945 and joined the Navy that year. Later he attended Washington State College and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy in 1954. In 1955, he purchased Jerry’s Pharmacy in Tonasket, changing the name to Roy’s Pharmacy.
In 1958, brother Lloyd became a full partner and they operated Roy’s Pharmacy until the fall of 1992, when they sold it. Roy and Lloyd had an unique partnership, being brothers, partners and best friends forever.
Roy married Beryl Zabreznik Hamilton on Nov. 12, 1968. They bought a motorhome and traveled all over, including a long trip to Florida. Roy loved to hunt and fish. Roy was always cheerful and full of mischief as he delighted in doing pranks on friends.
He is survived by children, Bruce (Wanda) Curtis of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; Dennis (Rebecca) Curtis of Lynnwood; Janice Truax of Omak; Lori (Mike) Nick of Omak; and Bill (Linda) Hamilton of Kent and 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his loving, wife, Beryl and daughter, Susan Gorges.
Services were held at the Tonasket Senior Center on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m.
Bergh Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.