BELLEMONT, AZ – For Thursday September 5, 2019, a funeral escort for USMC veteran PFC Fred Curley. The family of our hero is humbly requesting for an escort on Thursday from Tuba City to Bellemont, Az.
Staging Details for 9/5 Thursday
Staging time: 0630 MST (0730 DST) Valley Ridge Mortuary, Tuba City, Az
KSU: 0630 MST (0730 DST)
Arrive at 0800 MST Silver Saddle store, Flagstaff, Az
KSU: 0830 MST
Destination: 0845 Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bellemont, Az
Route: South on HWY 89 into Flagstaff, stop at Silver Saddle store, detour onto Winona Townsend Rd, to I-40 and continue west to Bellemont, Az. (107 mi)
Fred Curley was a very giving and humble man, always ready to help. Fred was born February 26, 1934. Fred enlisted with U.S.M.C., at the age of 16 years old. Fred attended Sherman Institute as a 6th grader and Navajo Community College to train as a welder. He worked and retired at Navajo Generating Station and Tuba City Indian Medical Center for 13 years and retired from there as well.
A proud U.S.M.C, Private First Class, Veteran, served in the Korean Ware from 1952-1955. Fred was a honorably discharged with Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal (Korean), Korean PUC, National Defense Service Medal, and a RMM Badge M1-rifle. Fred was a member of Veteran’s Organization, President for Coalmine Mesa Grazing organization.
Fred Curley’s parents were David Curley and Annie Tunney. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Curley, children; Freddie Curley, Priscilla Curley, Christine Riggs, Fannie Curley, Marvis Beard, and Justice “Merle” Beard. Grandsons: Darrell Yazzie, Cody Beard, Ricky Curley, Cade Beard, Joel Beard, and Ryan Curley.
Granddaughters: Stacy Yazzie, Robin Curley, Stephanie Yazzie, Veann Curley, Holly Flemings, Shermina Yazzie, Rachael Riggs, Sandricka Curley, Kirby Riggs, Lyndsey Riggs, Tiffany Riggs, and Morgan Beard. Fred has 27 Great-Great Grandchildren.
On behalf of Navajo Hopi Honor Riders, we extend our sincerest condolences. We whole heartedly thank USMC veteran PFC Fred Curley for his service. May you rest in peace and may you never be forgotten. God Speed.
Contact: Justice (son) 928-229-0252