James Timothy Patrick (Tim) Curtis

James Timothy Patrick (Tim) Curtis

4/11/1948 — 9/8/2021

Our beloved James Timothy Patrick Curtis passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, because of complications of sepsis and respiratory failure at the age of 73. Tim was born April 11, 1948, to E.R. Scrappy and Phyllis T. Curtis in Clarkston.

Tim married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn Ceske, in January 1967. They had one daughter, Tina Curtis Libardi. He was a lifelong resident of the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley having worked at The Cellar, Orchard Lanes, Follett’s Mountain Sports and self employed as a custom painter.

Tim was passionate about sports, especially baseball, softball and fly fishing. He also played American Legion baseball and represented Idaho (the regional champions) in the American Legion World Series in South Carolina in 1966. He attended Lewis-Clark State College where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in education in 1974. While attending LCSC, he played NAIA baseball. Following college, Tim transitioned immediately into the city softball league. He was known for being one of the most (if not the most) passionate softball player. He continued to play for over 30 years and received the Hall of Fame award for the Lewiston Parks and Recreation in 2017. Most recently, the ballfield at Hereth Park was named in his honor Tim Curtis Field. Tim and Marilyn were known for camping almost every year at Twenty Mile Bar on the Selway River for the last 50 years where he pursued his dreams of fly fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; his daughter, Tina; his grandsons Zachary Nielsen and Gabriel Nielsen; his mother, Phyllis Wilhelm; his siblings, Kemp Curtis, Janine Curtis, Colleen Curtis, Kathie Monney and Sean Curtis; several nieces and nephew; and numerous cousins.

Tim was preceded in death by his father, Scrappy Curtis; his grandson, Benjamin Nielsen; and his niece Nina Curtis.

Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home will handle cremation and will host an online guest book at vassar-rawls.com.


Steven E Forge

The Forge boys send their condolences to Marilyn and family . So many fond memories of the family that we all have . Played ball with and against Tim for many yrs in softball. Always enjoyed his calm demeanor and the way Tim went about his business . One thing for sure He and Marilyn were a team . We will miss our friend but appreciate that paths crossed in life . Thinking of you all , your friends the Forge boys and families

Saturday, September 18, 2021 11:38 AM

Pat (Duley) Lackey

I'm so sorry to hear of Tim's passing. He was a great kid and a great man. I know he will be missed by so many.

Pat Duley Lackey, Olympia, WA

Saturday, September 18, 2021 10:24 AM

Jim and Debbie Milionis

Marilyn, so sorry to hear of Tim’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Friday, September 17, 2021 6:45 PM

Mike Baum

Your spirit for life and baseball was always an inspiration. Rest In Peace my friend!

Friday, September 17, 2021 4:28 AM

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