Curtis Eugene Gaddis was born on April 13,1969, to Blaine and Carole Gaddis, in Gold Beach, Oregon. He was his parents proud and joy. A few years later he was joined by a sister who was named Amy Gaddis. Curtis was very protective of his little sister. Cutis loved to go camping and bear hunting. He loved motorcycles and corvettes. Curtis worked with the mentally disabled for over ten years. He really enjoyed his job. He was very patient caring. His clients always enjoyed it when he was at work. Curtis lost his mom awhile back to cancer. Curtis was very close to his mom It all went fast. When his mom died he went through a really rough time, and thats when he turned to the Stradersfor support. He thought of Anita Strader as a mother to him. Whenever he was feeling down or needed advise she was always there to help him go in the right direction.
Curtis had a son who was named James Cooper Gaddis on May 18, 1994, From a previouse marriage. His son was still born.
Curtis met Carriessa Ann Lopez November 2002. When he met her he knew she was the one. He went to Madras, OR and picked her up in December 2002. He wanted to purpose to her on Christmas, but he just couldnt wait. He purposed to her on December 4, 2002. Of cource she said yes. Carriessa decided to move to Gold Beach. They set a wedding date for June 21, 2003. They were married at Jots Resort in Gold Beach. Her two boys walked her down the isle. It was a magical day.
Carriessa had two little boys, Kyle Mille (age 6) and Jesse Lopez-Miller (age 4). Curtis always wanted a family and he finally had one. Curtis was going to adopt the boys when they got settled in.
Curtis and Carriessa went to Prineville, OR on August 27, 2003. Curtis got sick that night. He didnt go to see the doctor untill the 29th. The doctor told him he had a bad viral infection and bronchites. He went to bed and woke up about midnight and he seemed to be doing alot better. He gave Carriessa a kiss and told her he loved her very much and went back to sleep. Carriessa woke up at about 10:30am and noticed he had passed away. there was nothing anyone could do. The funeral was on September 13, 2003.
This was a very rough time for the family and friends of Curtis. Carriessa lost everything and her and the boys packed up and moved back to Madras, OR. She still carry's Curtis's love wherever she goes.....
"WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU CURTIS"