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Royce W. Curry

December 5, 1954 — May 21, 2024

Independence, UT

Royce W Curry, age 69, of Independence, passed away May 21, 2024, at the Uintah Basin Medical Center surrounded by his family, after a long battle with cancer.
    He was born December 5, 1954, in Roosevelt, to Richard Henry Curry, Sr., and Rafella Verna Smith. He married Margaret Chapoose on May 18, 1981, in Elko, Nevada.
    Royce worked for many years at Jack’s Insulation, Gary’s Insulation, and over 20 years at the Ute Indian Tribe Headstart as their maintenance man. He participated in Sundances, Pow Wows, Sweat Lodges, and supported the Native American Church. In the 1970's, he traveled with the American Indian Movement. He was an avid outdoorsman and really enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being in the mountains. He was a hard worker, a man of all trades. He could fix anything and was always out in the field working on his farm or working on his cars. He often helped anyone in need and would give you the shirt off his back. He will be missed.
    Royce is survived by his wife of 43 years, Margaret, of Independence; children, Russell Curry, Eveningstar Curry, both of Roosevelt; nephew/son, Louis (Davet) Chapoose, Ft. Duchesne; grandchildren, Rosscol (Dayzsha Sowsonicut), Rookus, Raven, Reamber (Jordan Checora), Russana, Racy, & Ruger Curry; Nathan Bird Curry, Dondilynn Hummingbird Blackhorse; great-grandchildren, Rosscol Jr., Rashad, Rain, Radell, River, and Rocko; siblings, Richard Curry, Jr., Lapwai, Idaho; Rayma Curry, Salt Lake City; Reggie Curry, Tuba City, AZ; Rory Curry, Myton; Ryan & Ronnie Curry, both of Roosevelt; an aunt, Oreane Garcia; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. 
    He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Curry; his parents; siblings, Ralph & Rudy Curry, Kenny Frost; and good friend, Lloyd Arrive.
    Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at the Whiterocks Community Building. There will be a wake after 4:00 p.m. on Friday at his residence in Independence.
    The burial will be in the Reed Family Cemetery in Farmcreek, Utah.  
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